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BLOG HOP: Sewing Space

Hi Everyone

I am so pleased today to be participating in a BLOG HOP with some other really wonderful blogs!  We have all banded together to bring you some wonderful inspiration – can you guess what we might all be sharing with you today?

Sew Much Fun Blog Hop

If you guessed that this blog hop is about Sewing Spaces, then you guessed right! So without further ado here is mine…

As you can see it isn’t the largest space, but it isn’t the smallest either…my old space was smaller 😉

I design all my sewing patterns in this space. The empty surface you see above, I try to keep clear so I can use that space for progress photos for my patterns and tutorials.  I usually don’t cut my fabric in this room however, as the clear part of the desk isn’t the right height for cutting…so I usually use our kitchen table for that (not pictured).



Next to my desk is a small filing cabinet.  The 1st two draws store stationary items. The bottom draw holds my fleece (mainly H640).  You can see my roll of Medium weigh interfacing stands next to the draws, and I also have my soft and stable folded and stored against the wall here too.  On top of the cabinet sits my printer.




Under my main desk is were I store the majority of my bulky stuff.  I have 2 tubs (stacked) full of leather.  I also store 2 sewing machines next to the tubs (these cant be seen in the photo).  At the back you will see my rolls of leather and vinyl, and my cutting boards are leaning against the wall.




On my desk you will see my Juki TL-98P and my Grandmothers Vintage Singer 201k (that was recently gifted to me).





Next to the Vintage Singer 201k I have my press (for Rivets, Metal Snaps and Eyelets).  I also have my hand leather punch (the thing with the red handle).






Behind my Juki TL-98P are my hardware tubs that store the majority of my hardware that I use when designing my bags.





On the other side of my desk I have some shelving.  On the top shelf you will see my scrap boxes that hold my smaller scraps that have been sorted by colour.  The middle shelf houses knic-knacs as well as my tools (rotary cutters, scissors, etc.) and those pink boxes you see on the left are where I keep my rivets, eyelets, metal snaps, charms for zipper pulls and wonder clips.  The bottom shelf stores some notebooks, pencil cases and other tools.  At the back of the shelf (not shown in the photo) is a little set of draws, it stores my threads, and more bag hardware.



Next to the shelving is my fabric cupboard…


Inside houses all my fabrics.

On the left (top to bottom) you will find:
fleece and fur; larger scraps (and smaller scraps that I haven’t sorted into the scrap tubs yet); fat 1/4’s and fat 1/8’s; the next 2 shelves are WIP’s and the bottom shelf is sewing books.

On the right (top to bottom) you will find:
drill, denim and homespun; 1/2 yards; yardage; kids prints; vintage and knit fabrics and the bottom shelf houses sewing magazines and folders full of PDF patterns.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my sewing space!

To see the other Sewing Spaces involved in the hop, please visit the links below:

Faith and Fabric

Sunflower Stitcheries & Quilting

Quilty Therapy

Toothpaste and orange cat

Adventures in life

Hudson Valley Quilts

Stichin’ At Home

Fabric Engineer

Happy Sewing

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    Jen Frost
    February 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Emma, this is such a great space! I most love the fabric closet – the green prints on the doors are lovely.

    • Reply
      February 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Hi Jen!
      Thanks 🙂
      The Green print is an old Echino print, it really helps lighten the space!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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    February 27, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Your fabric closet is a beautiful piece. It might be a small space but it is well organized.

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thanks! I try to keep it organised or it’s too hard to work in 😉

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    tisha @ quiltytherapy
    February 28, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Lots of natural light and the view. Great space.

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Yes the Light is excellent, but there is no wall space to hang anything – which is a pain sometimes!

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    Toni Avery
    February 28, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Love all that natural light you have there! It’s the one thing I feel my space lacks (that and air conditioning lol). I am lucky to have the whole study to myself after I kicked the study desk and filing cabinet out to the living area 🙂

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Your space sounds fabulous 🙂

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    Anne Beier
    March 1, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Emma – Your space is lovely. I like that you look out onto some nature. Is that a screen door between your desk and the outside of your house? If so, great to be able to have fresh air coming into your sewing room. I’m glad I read your blog and learned some new tips and tricks from you via Jen’s blog hop.

    • Reply
      March 2, 2017 at 2:29 am

      Nope they are just windows behind the desk, but I often do open them for a breeze 😉
      Glad you found something useful and new on my blog – always happy to have new visitors!

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