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New sewing room

snoozi soozi

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2020, 11:19:42 AM »
@Diane apologies, it's 5 x 3 metres, not good with measurements, it's a wonder I manage to sew anything  :|


It's plenty big enough for me, it contains a cutting table sized 2 x 1 metre, a daybed, a stereo system and gubbins housed in a cupboard, a smallish table for just my sewing machine and a big ironing board. Oh, and Gussie (dressform).


I've been canny with the space, there are high shelves, the big table has a shelf at the bottom full of fabric, books, magazines, patterns etc.


I'm unable to take pics otherwise I could show it you.


But, let's be honest, however big ones rooms are one always manages to fill them up, right?  ;)
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew

Ohsewsimple

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2020, 11:40:07 AM »
How right you are @snoozi soozi.  I used to work in a narrow bedroom years ago and thought it was wonderful because I had my own space.  My sewing table was an old small gateleg table. 
I had a decent sized room when we moved in here and I had an old desk with drawers and my big cutting table and a chest of drawers.  But since moving into this room after DS moved out I now have a 12ft long work bench, 3 large sets of drawers, a cupboard full of books, boxes and files and still struggle for space!   :rolleyes:

Gernella

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2020, 12:08:34 PM »
That's how I started, in a bedroom with a desk, a sewing machine and the dining room table to cut out.  Each project had a new reel of thread, fabric and maybe a zip, no extra storage only leftover reels of thread.  First bit of proper storage was a box similar to the Singer one bought around 1992 via the Sew Today magazine, which was for the leftover thread.

I couldn't spread out, there was nothing to spread out :laughing:
Stash extension 2021 - 8.5 meters
Left at the end of 2020 - 47.5 meters

Ohsewsimple

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2020, 13:05:43 PM »
@Gernella it didn’t help when I started my C&G.  I was hooked on pattern cutting and had to buy all sorts of books for that as well as sewing.  And then going to work in a sewing shop just about sealed my fate.  So many fabrics and threads available to me right there at discount prices.   :scream:
So many machines I could play with whenever I liked.  In fact, actively encouraged to!   And when I became the one responsible for choosing the dress fabrics, well......
I do miss just being able to pick up a thread or buttons without having to go anywhere special for it. 

Celia

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2021, 09:45:36 AM »
@Diane

Any news on your sewing space, I am interested as I am thinking of rehousing my sewing spot, I do have a tiny sewing room but find it really difficult, not sure of the measurements but I can touch the walls both sides  :(


Diane

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2021, 19:10:17 PM »
@Diane

Any news on your sewing space, I am interested as I am thinking of rehousing my sewing spot, I do have a tiny sewing room but find it really difficult, not sure of the measurements but I can touch the walls both sides  :(
Hi
@Celia I wish i could say yes but after unexpectedly finishing work at 54 (and 3/4s) not my choice, i decided not to proceed with a new sewing space in the garden as the quote was nearing £22,000. I'm at home all day on my own now until DH gets in at 4:30, so i just pull out my horn sewing cabinet by the lounge patio door and i sew here with a lovely view, my lounge is fairly large so i have plenty of space. I converted one of my huge wardrobes into craft storage so everything is now organised nicely. I'd rather save the money for a rainy day and as DH pointed out, we will probably move house in the near future so i can make sure i get my extra sewing space when we do.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 19:13:27 PM by Diane »
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

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Celia

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2021, 08:52:58 AM »
@Diane yes I am thinking the same about using either the extension to my kitchen or part of my living room.  I am in the same boat I am a bit older than you but I was self employed at the beginning of the lockdown and work just gave up completely.  I am now on early retirement with no pension yet so I need to think a bit carefully about what I do.

A horn cabinet or something like it might be on my radar once I settle to how much and what sort on sewing I am go into do.  Filling the days sometimes seems hard and other times they just race away.

Diane

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2021, 19:15:39 PM »
@Celia No point in wasting money if you have a space that you can use. I have 12 years before i get the government pension which has made me think twice about spending all that money on an outside sewing room, now i have the house to myself for most of the day, there seems no point really. I would absolutely love a dedicated sewing space but i must be sensible now i'm not working.

DH bought me a new horn cabinet for my birthday about 3 years ago and i love it, excellent quality and fairly compact but opens out to create quite a lovely sewing space. I have seen them for sale second hand so maybe something to keep an eye out for. I have plenty of crafts to keep me busy but i seem to have trouble focusing at the moment, going from working full time to nothing has had a weird effect but i'm hoping that i'll settle in to a routine soon.
I see you are in the next county to me  :D
« Last Edit: April 23, 2021, 19:25:34 PM by Diane »
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

Janome 4300QDC, overlocker Brother 1034d

Celia

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2021, 10:53:32 AM »
That looks like a nice place to sew @Diane yes I am not too far from Sussex years ago I used to go to Midhurst a lot

Diane

Re: New sewing room
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2021, 14:08:57 PM »
That looks like a nice place to sew @Diane yes I am not too far from Sussex years ago I used to go to Midhurst a lot
@Celia It is a lovely place to sew, the sun comes right round by 2pm and i have the door i can tilt to let some air in
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

Janome 4300QDC, overlocker Brother 1034d