Sewing Room Nightmares
My sewing room looks like a battle zone or a hoarder’s nightmare on a good day. Over the weekend I did manage to tidy it up, but it still looks like Godzilla went through it. I hear other sewists say they can’t sew in a disorganized space and I have to agree. I find I can’t sew unless my room is somewhat cleaned up. Are you like me where having disorder ruins the creative process?
My space is small, but I sure can cram a lot in there. A lot. The trouble is, if I can’t see the fabric, notions or other items, I won’t use it. There is no way I can remember all that I have, let alone where it is. If it’s out and visible, there’s a far greater chance I’ll be using it. So, the solution is that I need a bigger space to hold my hobby, right?
Tell me what your space is like, or send me a photo. Is it super scary? Do you tidy up after sewing? What about your ironing board? Mine turns into a catch-all. Does your space look like the photo above? Lucky you!
And, just to show that even professionals like Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom know how difficult it is to tame that fabric tiger, check out her ‘Before’ photo. Makes me feel a whole lot better!
For those who sew and are neat too, tell us what works for you in keeping your room neat and tidy. Show me your space, upload a photo (if you’re brave) on our Facebook page or on Instagram, use the hashtag of #sewingIRL and your comment and/or photo will enter you into a three book giveaway, plus mini fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs.
Leave a comment below and one winner will be randomly picked on Halloween!
Online Editor, Sew News
Speaking of rooms. Jennifer Paganelli designs one of the most popular fabric lines in the marketplace and her rooms are every kind of beautiful. In this gorgeous collection, she shows readers how to whip up twenty-one beautiful accessories to transform their space into a sunny, happy home.
Each project showcases Jennifer’s fresh, whimsical style—from luxe drapery to cheery tablecloths and napkins. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive glossary of techniques, pattern sheets tucked into a handy front pocket, and lush color photos, this book makes it exceptionally easy to pretty up every room in the house.