I did some spontaneous spring cleaning this weekend (even though it's still the thick of winter here in New England), which included sorting and organizing books and supplies in my so-called sewing room.
|A view into Karin Strom's studio,
featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Studios.
Photo by Mary Ellen Stadtlander
I'm lucky right now to have a sewing room, though it's valuable real estate in my house I know will be usurped when my family grows. But for now, it's nice to have my sewing machine permanently set up, space for an ironing board, and a table to cut fabric on.
I have so many visions of what my ideal sewing room or studio would look like. Picture lots of shelves or cubbies for fabric, sorted by color. I'd also love to have a cutting table with shelves built in underneath for storing sewing notions.
Of course my ideal sewing room would have little elves who'd work round-the-clock to cut strips, iron, or sew binding, reducing my project-completion time threefold. And, poof! I'd magically have a brand new, souped up sewing machine.
I'm always so impressed and inspired when I see other sewists' studios or work areas, be it in person, in photos, or featured on a blog. My incomplete spring cleaning has left my sewing studio in turmoil, otherwise I'd share a photo.
Instead, you can check out some awesome spaces, for all kinds of crafting, in Studios magazine. The Spring 2014 issue of Studios is available in the Sew Daily Shop.
What does your ideal sewing studio look like? Is it a dream, a work in progress, or have you already created your own slice of sewing heaven? I can't wait to hear.