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Sewing Spaces - ColeenS Tours By AlexisW on 5/15/14 3:48 PM

Where you sew inspires creativity. From de-cluttering to DIY, there are many resourceful storage and decor ideas you may have never thought of. We love getting a glimpse into all of your unique dedicated sewing spaces.

Next on our decor tour, ColeenS shows us how she arranged her lovely Sewing Space!

ColeenS says, "My sewing room is our former guest room. It's only about 9' x 12' but it's nice and bright and I love it."


"Since the pictures were taken, my husband cut a hole in the top to accommodate my machine. The centre and right side drawers no longer open since the machine is sitting on the drawer bottoms."

"I no longer have the monitor on the shelf over the ironing board since I never used it. If I want to watch a class while I sew, I use my iPad. Now the shelf holds my ironing "helpers" - pressing cloth, ham, water spritzer, point presser and sleeve board."


"My pressing cloth is an Irish linen tea towel featuring the Beatles which an aunt in England bought for me in 1964 (when I was 7) and visiting for the first time. You'd think it would be valuable but sadly, no. Still, it makes me smile when I iron and that's worth something!"

Thanks for sharing, ColeenS!

Republished with permission from ColeenS.


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Images copyright IKEA.




For more decor inspiration, see Deb Thompson's Sewing Space.

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ColeenS said... (5/26/14 9:29 AM) Reply
@EmilyAF: Thank you! It's Vogue 8815 and my review is here:
ColeenS said... (5/26/14 9:28 AM) Reply
@jackielshep: The cutting table is from IKEA too. The top was $15.00 in the "as is" room and the legs were $4.00 each. Then I put a cutting mat (which just happened to fit perfectly!) on top.
Amelia Airhead said... (5/23/14 4:56 PM) Reply
Assembled a sewing room from IKEA. Two office tabletops with adjustable heights, one for cutting, one for sewing. Perfect! Office cabinets for the fabric, though already overflowing. Map chest (shallow drawers) to store projects in progress. Collecting all the fabric tucking into corners and having all the materials in one place along with reserved room for "in progress" greatly improved productivity.
sewmomx5 said... (5/23/14 11:09 AM) Reply
Love the room. I also have converted an unused bedroom (kids all gone) to create a dedicated sewing room. I have lots of thread holders attached to the walls for thread, but love the idea of a peg board over my cutting table to hold, shears, markers rulers etc!
sandie h said... (5/21/14 6:45 PM) Reply
love your bright room. word of caution with IKEA furniture. I love the pieces I have (shelves, cubbies, dresser) but caution on Tables. The weight of machines can cause them to sag. Look in their Office Supply area for desks with metal reinforcement underneath. Dining room accessories will sag.
EmilyAF said... (5/21/14 5:16 PM) Reply
The copper-colored top you're wearing in your photo is wonderful! Can you tell us which pattern it is?
ColeenS replied...(7/5/15 10:01 PM)
Thank you! It's Vogue 8815 and my review is here:
sewingamy said... (5/21/14 4:44 PM) Reply
sewdandy said... (5/20/14 6:50 PM) Reply
Soooooo organized...! What a dream to have a dedicated space for sewing.
sweetsteph said... (5/20/14 12:08 PM) Reply
Love it ,beautiful.
ASiverson said... (5/20/14 12:06 PM) Reply
Lovely room, nice and bright! I too have a former bedroom turned into my sewing and crafting studio. So I am always looking for ideas and inspiration. TFS!
ASiverson said... (5/20/14 12:06 PM) Reply
Lovely room, nice and bright! I too have a former bedroom turned into my sewing and crafting studio. So I am always looking for ideas and inspiration. TFS!
mamasherrie said... (5/20/14 11:46 AM) Reply
Over the years, I have had my Sewing Room in my Bedroom (before I moved away from home, My 1st machine was a Singer Stylist circa 1969) then in my L/R when I first got an Apartment, & didn't have much furniture-I've never been ashamed of my Sewing Machine) then in a 6 x8 Hallway in my first house, then in a spare Bedroom until my son was born, then moved to the Guest Bedroom (about 12' X 16') and now I had 2 Machines- then an 8'x8' room under the eaves with a 5' x 7' Closet for Fabric, & husband built me a Cutting Board that mounted to the wall & dropped down to the solid stair rail wall (1/2 wall) I loved that! Up on the Wall when not in use, & down whenever I needed it although the only drawback was access on only 3 sides, then back to a Guest Room about 9' x10' in the next house, then a big room about 10 X14 with lots of light & lots of Plugs-loved it! And Now...Well, I moved last summer & I converted the D/R into a Computer Room, & the L/R into my Sewing Room which is now 16' x 24' holding all 11 of my Sewing Machines, of which all are kept oiled & cleaned & yes, I use them all! It is the most wonderful Sewing/Craft Room I've ever had! Sometimes I just go in there to sit & enjoy it! It's my Happy place! Oh, and the Den was big enough in this house to combine the D/R & L/R together & I still have 2 Bdrms & Baths!!
Late Starter said... (5/20/14 10:39 AM) Reply
Lovely Rita, My husband just made me a sewing table a few months ago. He drilled a hole in the front of the table for my knee-lift(I use mine always). Should you decide that you want to start using your knee-lift, your husband could could always drill a hole. By the way, your sewing room is nice. I really like the natural light!
jackielshep said... (5/20/14 10:02 AM) Reply
Wonderful sewing room. Where did you buy the cutting table?
Momtchr said... (5/20/14 9:36 AM) Reply
I have a wooden iron box and it is handy. Nice bright room you have! What is the wooden thing on the left side of the shelf? What's in the closet???? Lol
tobygal said... (5/20/14 9:34 AM) Reply
Love the open space, bright, and so neat....
Momtchr said... (5/20/14 9:34 AM) Reply
I have a wooden iron box and it is handy. Nice bright room you have! What is the wooden thing on the left side of the shelf?
dotes said... (5/20/14 9:09 AM) Reply
I like having the ironing supplies up on a shelf.
cut2fit said... (5/20/14 8:59 AM) Reply
wonderful lighting really nice space, enjoy
supizoo said... (5/20/14 8:40 AM) Reply
It's such a pretty room and so neat!!!
sew ready said... (5/20/14 8:12 AM) Reply
So nice and neat! Well thought out.
Sewncooknmom said... (5/19/14 2:23 PM) Reply
What a beautiful sewing room!
ColeenS said... (5/17/14 3:09 PM) Reply
@ArtAttack - My knee lift isn't accessible since we set the machine into the desk but I don't mind since I never used it. I tried but I just couldn't get used to it. Too set in my ways I guess :-S
ArtAttack said... (5/16/14 8:55 PM) Reply
It's fabulous! You have a Bernina, right? How do you use your hands free knee lift? I don't see that it's accessible.
Baja Susana said... (5/16/14 5:50 PM) Reply
Rey lovely,light room. I like the idea of a shelf over the ironing board.
workinonit said... (5/16/14 1:37 PM) Reply
that is the cleanest and neatest space i have ever seen! nice work. ... its on my bucket list
sewin said... (5/16/14 12:21 PM) Reply
Wow, Lovely. Wow, your sewing room is lovely.
Deepika said... (5/15/14 5:40 PM) Reply
I love the shelf too. I might have to copy that idea. Lovely sewing room.
helenkosings said... (5/15/14 4:13 PM) Reply
The idea of a shelf above the ironing board - genius! Love our room and am green with envy. :)

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