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Reality Check: My Sewing Studio in Action

When I finished building my sewing studio adjustable shelves, I was so stoked to style and decorate them.  Because who doesn’t love a gorgeous before and after display?

Well guys, I’m here to burst your bubble just like my shelves burst mine.

I’m convinced that when you see the gorgeous, perfectly styled images of crafting and sewing rooms – no one actually works in them. That’s because ever since I built my adjustable faux-built-ins for my sewing studio, they’ve been working hard to help me stay organized as I prepare for my first fall show, Art on the Avenue.


But thank goodness they’re built, because I have needed all the organization I can get as I work like a crazy tornado to sew as much as possible.

With that in mind, I thought you deserved to see what a REAL, WORKING sewing studio looks like, fabric scrap pile on the floor and all.Sewing Studio The Borrowed Abode2

The upper shelves are managing to hold stuff in a cute way, for the most part.  I need to actually make more shelves because the gaps between them are causing wasted space.

I plan to cover the bottom cabinetry with white doors and drawers. . . after October 5th. That is not in the budget since I just bought this awesome, heavy-duty sewing machine, the Babylock Jane 🙂  She wasn’t cheap but she was so worth it.  Story coming next week. Sewing Studio The Borrowed Abode1 Thank goodness for my massive sewing & cutting table, too – because it gives me space to lay out the things I am working on.

My original Babylock is still going strong, just at a slower speed – aka a normal, non-commercial speed.  She is sitting on the vintage sewing machine table that I recently found at a thrift store.  Sewing Studio The Borrowed Abode3

Sadly the pre-craft-show creep has begun, and the area right outside my sewing studio is beginning to be infected:Sewing Studio The Borrowed Abode4

But that’s life, and this is what craft show prep looks like.

Have an awesome weekend, and keep it real!

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  • Reply Mikalah at 1:52 pm

    Wow, I still think it looks amazing! I love the way you utilized the space and how you are making it work for you. As a cute plaque that my friend gave me says, “You sew girl!” =)

  • Reply Kiri at 7:21 am

    I think its way more important for it to be useful than beautiful – but as far as I can see, you’re rocking both. I love the colours against the white.

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