I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have all of your materials and tools stored in one place. I can finally sew and create with all of my materials in the same room. Goodbye to running around the house to find all of my items so I can begin sewing at the kitchen counter. Goodbye to stacks of fabric and unfinished projects stashed all over the counters. And goodbye to having to clean up my sewing messes just so we can eat. Yes, I am one lucky girl, that I know!
So the two huge armoires hold all of my fabric and crafting supplies. I am so lucky to have these to store my fabric in. They are great! Unfortunately now we have no where to store our clothes…minor details right?
Most of the items that I added to my craft room came from thrifting, yard sales or something that I already had in the house.
A little peek inside at my fabrics that are finally neatly organized. I used a combination of comic book boards and Fabric Organizers from here. All of my knits, satins and whatever cheap fabrics I have snagged up to make clothes is stored on the top shelf. In the other armoire I placed all of my home decor, upholstery, minky and odd ball fabrics. I also squeezed my batting’s, pillow forms and whatever else I could in here. The drawers are filled with zippers, threads, patterns, and every single crafting supply or material I own. I purchased this little vintage inspired dress form a few weeks ago. I had been searching for a real dress form for months now but they were just too pricey. So I snagged up “Beatrice” for a mere $30 with free shipping (brand new) from Ebay. I think this will be great to bring to craft fairs and is just a fun display piece.
And in all honesty we are the same height. So she may help with draping and some minor fittings, but her waist is going to need a lot padding before she can even get close to the same measurements as mine. She may be skinny, but my bust size is bigger, so boo-yah!
Ok, so here is one of my most favorite thrifting finds…my sewing chair! I saw this little beauty and knew it would be perfect and for $15 I couldn’t pass it up. Just look at the shape of it, how cute! I think I might end up painting it white in the end, but for now it is going to stay as is.
My sewing table is actually a fold out table that we already had. The top was in pretty bad shape but with a little sandpaper and a few coats of white paint it is now perfect. I love how big it is and really it was free, so you cant beat that. I also bought a large cutting mat and a new ruler. I had been using a tiny scrap booking mat to cut all of my fabric and let me tell you how difficult it was cutting out large pieces of fabric. So this is amazing to use. I also found a fold-out suitcase holder while thrifting for $2. Now it makes the best little spot to hold unfinished projects so that my table can remain clutter free. It’s s holding a sleeping bag that is in the works right now. I’m just hoping that my unfinished pile doesn’t get too big.
Then there is this little chair. Yet another thrifting find for $21. The fabric is in amazing shape and needed nothing other then a new home. Its not my typical style but for some reason it was calling my name (maybe because there is orange in it) and I’m so glad I brought it home. What a cute shape and you should see the piping on it…adorable! I have learned over the past 6 months that my style has changed so much. I am now a cheap, thrifting, vintage loving girl…who loves bright colors!
Another dresser for storage which is actually still filled with some of my clothes. In time I’m hoping to fill it with all of my handmade items. I would love to start selling again in the next few months and hopefully I will have enough items to go to a few craft fairs this year.
And here is my newest little baby…and obviously not a thrifting or cheap find, but a NEEDED one. I’ve used it a couple of times, but I need to spend A LOT more time learning all of the stitches and how to master threading it. But I know in a few months this is going to be my best friend! Goodbye to zig-zag stitching all of our clothes.
So all I need now is a good light for sewing. The only problem with this room is that there is not a single window in it. So it is really dark and as you can tell from the photos, really hard to photograph. Any ideas on a good light? I see them all the time at JoAnn’s but wonder if they are worth the money or if I should buy a cheap lamp at Walmart.
So there you have it, Momma’s new sewing room!