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The start of a new regime?

Gernella

The start of a new regime?
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:46:10 PM »
Impressed with other sewing rooms I've taken a hard look and decided moving clutter round is not the way to go.  I found a bargain on Ebay, of something I have very similar in the conservatory for hiding rubbish (not mine I might add).  Some muttering when it arrived more expense)  but the young man even carried it upstairs for me.  I've got another two corners to go but this is a good start.  Found fabric I'd forgotten I had!

Before





And after



The overlocker was going on top but a bit too high for me to lift it so got to find another home for it.  The sewing machine will be on a tailor made table, narrower, but easier to move around to different places without dropping.

I'm going to work on a new regime, everything to do with a new project goes in the left over  baskets.  Can't lose anything then, can I?

I'd like to say no more fabric, but Clothspot had a remnant sale at the weekend and couldn't resist.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 15:57:35 PM by Gernella »

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 12:55:56 PM »
Ooh, nice drawers missus  0_0

b15erk

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 13:09:46 PM »
Love your drawers G! 

It is soooo comforting to know that someone works in the same way as I do.  ;)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Sewingsue

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 14:15:15 PM »
Very impressive, G.
I see why you were willing to share the 'before' when the 'after' looks so good.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

UttaRetch

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 15:12:52 PM »
So much better.
What goes around comes around.

Gernella

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 16:14:44 PM »
I can't believe what a change it has made.  Even though there are three other places to sort out, the room actually looks tidy.

The back of the door currently holds clothes needing altering (taking in) or unfinished projects.  It looks untidy so I'd thought of something like  this or similar or another Izziwotnot.

 https://www.lakeland.co.uk/2180/HangAway-Clothes-Hanger-Stand

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00314O1FC/ref=twister_B01724360M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

At least the Lakeland one could be dropped down when you didn't need it.

b15erk

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 16:32:51 PM »
I like the Amazon one..... :loveit:

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Acorn

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 17:25:49 PM »
Very nice!  I have my stash hanging on a clothes rack, although Mr Acorn has had to reinforce it...
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Surest1tch

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 19:34:10 PM »
It looks fab, can you come and help me with mine  :'(?  I did get up with every intention of tackling it this morning, as it was so warm I couldn't sleep and had a million things whirling through my mind and decided when first light came I would get up and start on it. Yeah right, it was too warm  :(. I'm not really a sitter and do nothing kind of person so I had a cruise on the internet and decided to order a couple of lengths of linen to make something cooler to wear, after all we don't know how long this heatwave is going to last do we 🤣.

Update: I shamed myself with this reply, I've just been in my sewing room and had quite a tidy up, it's not done with yet but it is now 10:50pm and I'm tired.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 22:51:45 PM by Surest1tch »

Gernella

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 10:13:40 AM »
I like the Amazon one..... :loveit:

Jessie

I had a pricing look round and not wanting something that looked too much like  it belonged in a shop, went for the Izzie.  I've already got three that are extremely useful, given that they are for children's clothes.  Also this was open box so reduced to £22, my kind of price.  Another plus is that I can keep this in another room out of the way/sight, I've got too much stuff in as it is, that's part of the problem. 

b15erk

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 10:22:33 AM »
Wish I had room for one G.  :S   I think it looks more stylish and less functional than the other.  I have a metal rack I keep at work, wouldn't fit into anyone's 'scheme'.  ;) :S

It will look lovely when all your alterations and UFO's are hung up....  ;)  (Ducks rapidly behind the chair in case of flying objects!!!)  ;) ;)

Jessie

Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Gernella

Re: The start of a new regime?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 13:01:31 PM »
I've been side tracked recently, I want to sew, we're hospital visiting etc., so sewing time is short.  I'd cleared another corner but couldn't find a home for where things should go, it was hot and I was torn with the mess, the sewing and the Izzi that wanted putting together.

Yesterday with 20 minutes to coffee time I dropped sewing and went to the Izzi.  If I kept on sewing I'd forget about the time and DH out working would be waiting for the call for his coffee in vain.

I'd counted the pieces already so everything was there and since I'd put two up myself I knew it was  straightforward.  It wasn't, I couldn't get the screws  tight enough on the bottom piece and since I don't like asking for help until I'm desperate, I left it.  Going back today I'd unscrewed and re-screwed still with the same problem, I hadn't got enough strength  to turn and worse the pole/rod was turning as I tried to screw.

Not wanting to get beaten I was looking round for something to hold the pole/rod.  I've ordered some leather to make
some zip pulls since I couldn't see what I like.  A 12 inch square remnant.  Wrapped it round and turned the Allen key, it flipping worked straight away, hard to pull round but it was shifting. Gave me a red face but done.   Still got the rest to do but at least I have the 'tool'.  Still got a mess as well but getting there.