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The Honest Craft Room Look at My Sewing Room Part 2

Last week I gave an #HonestCraftRoom tour of my sewing room and well there was just too much to share in one video. So, without further ado here is the epic continuation of my sewing room tour. 

My Sewing Room

When last we left I shared with you, my vintage fashion posters that are just outside the sewing room. 

I also talked extensively about my pegboard that is a must for keeping all my sewing tools organized. 

Lastly, I shared both my vintage Bernina and Singer sewing machines. Now it’s time to take a look at the other side of the room. 

An #HonestCraftRoom tour of my sewing room as it is in its natural state, complete with work in progress and mess.

The Cutting Table

I’ve actually had this cutting table for a while, even before we moved. In fact, it is actually the dining room table my hubby had before we got married. 

A few years ago we got a steal of a deal on a dining table that seats 12, just perfect for holiday dinners. So, since the old table wasn’t needed I snatched it up as my permanent sewing table. 

An #HonestCraftRoom tour of my sewing room as it is in its natural state, complete with work in progress and mess.
My cutting table is the prefect size

While it is a used table, I didn’t want to ruin it with my rotary cutter and while I had a small cutting mat, I kept thinking how nice it would be to be able to cut an entire garment out at once, without shifting the fabric or the mat. Then about 2 years ago I found a 36 inch by 60-inch cutting mat at the local Joan’s store. It’s not as nice as some other mats, but with a gift card and a 50% coupon it was only $17 so I snagged it. 

The mat is a perfect fit for the table, I can use the entire surface for cutting with no worries. 

My Wall of Fabric

I’ve talked about my wall of fabric before, but it is a big part of the sewing room so here it is again. 

An #HonestCraftRoom tour of my sewing room as it is in its natural state, complete with work in progress and mess.
My wall of fabric has been a background feature in many of my videos

I almost never buy fabric retail, most of my entire collection comes from antique stores, thrift stores or yard sales. The majority of my fabric haul came from a single yard sale where I bought 8 garbage bags full of fabric for $8. 

If you are curious how I organize my fabric it just so happens I made a video about that a while back. 

A Functional Space 

It may not be perfect, but I must say it is a very functional space at the moment. This is also the largest space I’ve had for sewing as it is a room dedicated to all my sewing craft stuff. 

I’m super lucky to have a hubby that allowed me to take over one whole room for my sewing stuff, he’s the best 😉 

Speaking of the #HonestCraftRoom I’d love to see yours! Share a link in the comments below to your craft room and don’t forget to use the hashtag when sharing on social media. 

An #HonestCraftRoom tour of my sewing room as it is in its natural state, complete with work in progress and mess.

 

2 comments

  • Wow , very jealous of your amazing sewing room, is such a luxury to have so much dedicated space, I have no intention of sharing my space , as is exceedingly unorganised and full of ufo’s, however one day it may look more like your space and then I will share ,just don’t hold your breath , I am loving the fabric wall , is great to be able to see what you could be your next project:)

    • Thanks Emma, glad you enjoyed it. I’m super lucky to have a room dedicated to crafting and sewing. I have a few UF0’s myself most of which are in a box actually in my office at the moment, so I wouldn’t trip over it while filming my tour

Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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