Every few years, I have to change up my sewing studio. Sometimes, the space just no longer works... or I get bored with it. Having a designated sewing area all to myself is truly a blessing that I don't take for granted. Recently, my old setup just wasn't flowing for me, so it was time for a change.
I first started with painting my 145 sq ft space. I can't have crazy bright colors in my creative space. I need soft neutrals. I took the former warmer ecru color and changed it to a cooler off-white shade of pale gray. I bought my paint at Walmart and it's Colorplace Interior Satin - #11252/Country Fog.
I've found throughout the years that I function best in a L-shaped workstation. Maybe it's all of the years I spent working in a cubicle! I tried to get away from it, but I always revert back to that type of setup. I stayed pretty basic by using 2 Tables from Target. And something about a White Desk Chair says "a woman creates here"!
During the day, I get great natural light. But for nighttime sewing, I needed new lighting. I added two Hampton Bay Carroll Plug-in Swag Pendant Lights. They're hanging on Westinghouse Large Swag Light Hooks, secured with spring toggle wings. I used the same hook for the iron's water tank.
I was in need of a new cutting table because mine had grown wobbly and I believe I'd stripped all of the screws trying to tighten it throughout the years. This time, I bought the Home Hobby Table with Drawers because the base is A LOT more sturdier. My Hancock Fabrics sells these in the store but they're not on the website. Notice that I didn't use the casters. Michael put the table on riser which gave me about an additional 3" of height. It stands at 38", which makes a world of difference to someone my height. And my lower back thanks him! And the Cutting Mat is from Amazon.com.
Shelving and storage, I'm using a Wire Shelving Rack from Walmart.
Here is my ironing station. I've been using my Consew Gravity Feed Iron for years. Once you go gravity feed, you never go back to a regular household iron. And I use a Wide Top Ironing Board. And I also updated the Ironing Board Cover.
Here is the pattern stash.
My dress form as mentioned before is a PGM Pro. I don't stash a lot of fabric, so it's put away in the closet.
So, there you have it!