From dream to reality: The sewing/crafting room!

I was wishing out loud the other night about how I’d love to turn the “extra” space in our den into a crafting room.  It was originally added on to accommodate a large pool table.  The table is no longer there, and we’ve simply moved a set of furniture to fill the empty space.

It pays to mutter out loud lol!  My husband simply said “why not?”.  That began a fabulous, creative buzzing in my head, lots of time on Pinterest and the internet to find ways to make the room functional and fabulous.  Adding Katie as my partner in planning, we are excitedly working together to get this space up and running!

My first priority is a cutting table, with storage,maybe something like this:


The second, is having a table that will accommodate my sewing machine(s).  I’d love to have a sewing machine table that would support a large quilt as well.


This could work!!

The third, of course, is STORAGE!  Fabric, accessories, books and DVD’s are in need of their own home.

This is gonna be SO MUCH FUN!

Here are a few ideas we’ve accumulated:

FileCabinentFabric CubeCuttingTableTarget FlossStorage  YarnStorage

There’s TONS more, but this is definitely a start!

What would YOUR dream creative space look like?  What are your priorities?

We’d love to hear from you!

Hugs, Dori

5 thoughts on “From dream to reality: The sewing/crafting room!

  1. Right now, my dream sewing room would have a clean desk! But seriously, I love those center islands with the storage underneath – big enough for cutting fabric, but made of a material that could handle an iron. The other truly important thing for me is light – lots of pure light. But I truly wouldn’t turn down any improvement on my space. You will have to let us see the room when it’s done!

    • I’m so with you on the center islands with storage, and made of a material that can handle an iron! I’m definitely a “presser”. You also nailed one of my concerns…lots of pure light! I stitch with an Ott light, and am spoiled! I promise to update our progress as well as the finished room. Thank you for sharing!

  2. It is such a joy to quilt with an adequate set up. I’m so glad for you that you are going to do this! Having an extra table to the left (I am right handed) and one beyond the sewing machine out flow (I use my ironing table dropped to the same height as my sewing machine desk) have really helped enormously, especially with large quilts. If I could I would replace the ironing table (2ftX4ft) with a designated table so I could raise the ironing table again. Having enough storage to get the piles of fabrics out of the way is invaluable as well. Food luck with this!

    • I couldn’t agree more! Being able to have the space to manage large projects as well as comfortably move with a maximum of ease and minimum of effort, makes everything more joyful. Add lots of storage and the freedom to make a creative “mess” and LEAVE it for the next available block of ME time, and you have a crafters nirvana! I’m soooo looking forward to getting started! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and for your wonderful support!

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