My sewing studio-office makeover is done and I'm moved in! May I offer you a guided tour of Tilly and the Buttons HQ? Do come in...
My sewing table is set up next to the window so I have lots of light for daytime sewing and blog photos. The table is from Ikea - the great thing about it is the Vika Kaj adjustable legs, which make it easy to raise the table top up high so I can draft patterns and cut fabric without straining my back.
And then there's the storage - Expeditlicious! I now have a total of 32 cubes in my Expedit bookcases, and the worrying thing is how quickly they filled up. I keep my fabric rolled up and ordered by colour for aesthetic reasons, with wovens separated from knits. The shelves also store my pattern collection - vintage patterns in a cardboard archive box, contemporary patterns in two plastic boxes, and self-drafted patterns in large plastic folders. One shelf is for notions - jam jars of buttons, a gift bag full of zips and elastic, gift boxes brimming with ribbon. On the bottom shelf are four mustard yellow fabric boxes for sewing samples, fabric scraps organised by colour, lining and interfacing. The rest of the space is filled with sewing books, business books, paperwork, stationery, my overlocker, ironing kit, craft box and embroidery box. Phew!
Do you like my bin?
The only thing left to do is to decorate. I love the slate grey walls, and the white furniture and pops of colour stop it looking oppressive. I'd like to paint my sewing stool bright yellow, and I'm going to create some kind of mood board for inspiring images, and maybe frame a few motivational quotes, cos that's how I roll...
Well, that's it for the tour. Loos are on the right as you exit, and please check you have all your belongings before you leave. Come again soon!
PS. If you do / have done a tour of your own sewing space, feel free to leave a link below so we can all see. Or if you don't have a dedicated space, read these tips for sewing in a shared space.