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Getting a sewing room!!
Yay for moving!
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Date: 5/31/13 10:42 PM

Moving stinks. I hate moving. But I am not as sad this time because I know I'm getting my own space! We moved into our current apartment short term so we haven't fully unpacked...we've only been here 7 months and we're moving July 1st.

It's not a proper "room" but I can have a nice space that is MINE for sewing/crafting and I won't have to clean up afterwards like I do now as I occupy the dining room table.

The basement is split in half - half is the family room and half is the laundry room and utility room. So there's a great big open space down there and it's going to be miiiiiiine!

I'll have to get the dimensions tomorrow so I can start planning out what I need for storage/sewing table/cutting table. So excited!

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Date: 6/1/13 0:10 AM

Hi MrsCharisma,

Congratulations on your move, and on getting your own space.



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Date: 6/1/13 1:49 AM

Good for you! It's nice to have a dedicated space for our "hobby"/passion. I love to look at other sewing spaces - gives you great ideas!

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Date: 6/1/13 4:07 AM

You deserve it. I've been so impressed with your sewing achievements.

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Date: 6/1/13 8:31 AM

Fantastic! Enjoy the new space. I had taken over our old dining room a couple of years ago and converted it into my sewing 'domain' and have never regretted it - I even covered the dining table and now use it as my cutting table. When we have visitors we eat outside or go out to a restaurant (another benefit - no cooking!). I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you will make in your new space.

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Date: 6/1/13 9:38 AM

Thanks everyone!

My husband asked, are you sure you want to be in the basement?

Uhmm yes! I just want a space where I don't have to pack everything back up every time I'm done sewing. That's going to be awesome!

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Date: 6/1/13 11:38 AM

I have my sewing space in the downstairs level and I love it. I can leave my projects out while I work on them. I have an old drop leaf table that used to live in the foyer of the big, old 3 story house I grew up in. Everytime I use it I remember my childhood:we used to set our books on it after school, my mom displayed a cornicopia with fresh fruit on it for Thanksgiving, and when my parents were older they placed the Christmas tree on it. So I have great memories of "then" in my wonderful sewing space of "now"! I love having a space just for me and my sewing. It took a lot of years to get to this place in life, but I'm enjoying it very much.

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Date: 6/1/13 12:02 PM

I'm happy for you too! Enjoy your new space!!

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Date: 6/1/13 12:13 PM

I sew in the basement. In fact, it is the reason my husband sectioned off one area for utilities and the other for crafting.

It is comfortable in the Winter and cooler than the rest of the house in the Summer. I also have windows that look over a flower bed that can be opened on warm days to catch the light breezes.

Almost paradise!

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Date: 6/1/13 1:03 PM

You are going to love it! Congrats. You will sew a ton more. Get organized, but put things on casters so you can make changes.

My DH and I just revamped his predominantly Man Cave into a Coed Cave- his name. We've lived here since 1989 and with the dramatic redesign, it was like we moved. We live in San Franscico on a steep hill, so our lower level opens out to a patio, with light streaming in- not at all a cave. Sooooo great to have a cutting table, iron and board always set up and my stash of fabric plus patterns right there.

The room is an L-shape and when we moved in we didn't plan, just started living- raising a family, working, commuting. I was squoooshed in the small part of the L. When I opened my sewing cabinet the bathroom was blocked. To cut, I ran upstairs to the Dining Room. For fabric I went to the Laundry Room/Dark Room/Tool/Repair Shop. We have no attic or garage. Now I have the big part of the L and DH's desk is in front of a big window instead of in the dark. The futon couch is near the patterns and book shelf so I can sit and read. That is, when I'm not levitating!

Do check out the thread here on sewing spaces. Great photos and ideas. Have fun!

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