Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sewing Room

I'm fortunate enough to have a dedicated sewing room in our apartment. I'd call it the size of a kids bedroom with super high ceilings. I'm able to cram a lot of things in this room. From sewing supplies and fabric storage to school books, art supplies and dress forms to tons of interior decor items. In storing items I try to display the pieces that I love most so that I can constantly gain inspiration from the things around me.

One of my favorite items is this antique set of sewing drawers from an old treadle sewing machine. I was searching for storage solutions for scissors and other random sewing supplies and came across these beauties on ebay. I bid on a few other sets before winning these. They were a Christmas present from my parents. They're a great way to beautifully store sewing supplies that I can access from my sewing machine and I love their history. It's so neat to think that someone else sewed many lovely garments with these beauties by her side.

I guess that I'm becoming a collector of small urn vases? I pick them up whenever I spot them at thrift or antique stores. I tend to find something that I like and then start collecting.

Check out the stunning details of these drawers!

These inspiration boards fill my walls. I took old frames that I found inexpensively at thrift stores and made them into magnetic chalkboards. It's fun to fill them with images that inspire me.

The one on the right is my favorite. I love orange roses.

This miniature dress form was another of my favorite Christmas presents. It's more of a decoration for me than a tool. The large brass urn stores my various rulers and curves for pattern drafting.

My latest project. A Pet en'lair for a customer.
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  1. Coolest sewing room ever! I'm jealous!!! You've set it up beautifully. :)

  2. Ohh, I'm envious! And I do have a sewing room- it's just that it is a complete mess.

  3. What a gorgeous room, Lindsey! Oh, and I can't wait to get my 'pet'!

  4. gosh your sewing rooms looks like an absolute dream! The inspiration boards in frames is such a lovely idea

  5. Oh I love your sewing room! so chic, I wish I could have something like that, My current space is the corner of my bedroom :) :)