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Sewing Room Designs

Decorating and Storage Ideas

Sewing room designs range from the simple choice of sewing room furniture, to an elaborate sewing room layout, that requires professional input.

When designing your sewing room, make sure you include room for storage, and sewing room furniture that is comfortable and meets your needs for work space and efficiency.




But, at the same time, make sure that you consider decorating your special sewing space.

Your sewing room should feel welcoming to you, as you'll be spending a lot of time there. This is your getaway and your retreat. Make it a place where you can enjoy the time you spend, engaging in the hobby you love.


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Make Your Sewing Room Layout
Work For You

Good work areas adapt to your needs--they don't force you to adapt to their set-up.

Most sewing room plans include areas for cutting fabric, constructing your projects, and, of course, sewing them together.

Depending on your available space, your sewing room plans might include separate spaces for each of these activities.

  • Pay attention to how you work and set up a sewing room that works for you--the most efficient sewing room plans are those which set your three main tasks in a triangle that allows you to turn from one task to the next in an easy and natural manner.
  • Consider the bulk of your sewing projects--if you are a quilter, focus your sewing room layout on giving yourself plenty of room to move quilting frames around or lay out large quilt-piece patterns.
  • If your specialty is garment construction, make sure your sewing room plans include an area for a dress form, or plenty of room for a client to stand in--that allows you to comfortably alter clothing.

Sewing Room Furniture

Every sewing room layout needs a place for the sewing machine. If you are pressed for space, your worktable can double as a sewing machine table.

However, if you have the space for it, a sewing machine table is a specialty piece of sewing room furniture that will speed up your projects.

Sewing machine cabinets come with a variety of features that you will quickly find yourself unable to live without:

  • Flush-mounting trays that allow you to move the sewing machine down to the level of the worktable, effectively making use of the entire worktable for large projects.
  • Storage drawers for sewing machine notions that are easily lost--like pins, extra bobbins, presser feet, and those little tiny seam rippers that are never around when you need them.
  • An extra power strip or extension cord that allows you to maximize the use of your existing power outlets.Some sewing machine tables mount the machine directly to their surfaces and allow you to hide the machine away when it's not in use. They can even double as cutting or pinning tables.

No sewing room layout would be complete without considering your lighting needs. Good sewing room plans always include plenty of light. No good sewing room should be without a few specialized lights:

  • Good overhead lighting
  • Bright task lighting
  • Movable task lighting




Sewing Room Storage

If you don't have room to set up a sewing room worthy of its own TV show, then just concentrate on the basics. The less space you have, the more you'll need a game plan for your sewing room storage.

Make sure your ideas for a sewing room include large bins to store large quantities or bulky lengths of fabric.

And don’t forget to include smaller organizers for the notions and accessories you use regularly.

There are many choices for sewing storage, in many price ranges.

If you are clever and test out your sewing room plans before you do anything permanent, you can work out the best options for you.

Your Dream Sewing Room Designs

Take your ideas for a sewing room, and your sewing room decorating ideas, and work out a plan to maximize your space and budget. Keep in mind that your sewing room should be a pleasant place to be.

An investment of one or two pieces of well-crafted sewing room furniture can stretch both the space of your sewing room layout and your sewing room layout budget.

Good sewing room designs start with well thought-out sewing room plans, and end with happy stitchers no matter what their space or budget!

If you need a little help with your sewing room designs, make sure you read a copy of Dream Sewing Spaces for helpful sewing room designs.

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