Where I Sew (And Other Pretty Sewing Spaces)

Do you sew in a beautifully decorated room with pretty storage? I certainly don’t. My sewing space is very ordinary! And small. And I often have to put away the sewing machines to do other work on the table.

I like to think it’s a good example of good things happening in tiny spaces. (Or proof that you don’t need an elaborate workstation to do elaborate work.) But it sure is fun to check out beautifully designed, colourful sewing spaces, right? A girl can dream!

I’ve been featured on Pink Chalk Studio’s series called ‘Where I Sew’ – that’s why I’m talking about this today!

And while you may have already seen where I sew, definitely go check out all of the very pretty studios that other people work in! If you’re redecorating your sewing room, moving, or setting up your first sewing space, this is a great way to get inspired. When else can you peek into professional sewing spaces for ideas?

Take a look at my space here, and check out the rest of the series here!

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10 Responses to Where I Sew (And Other Pretty Sewing Spaces)

  1. Nadia Lewis August 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I love your thread boards! Did you get them in Vancouver? I’ve been looking for a local source for those.

  2. Nothy Lane August 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    This post is so timely. I am trying to declutter a place in the basement to set up a sewing room! Thanks for the link, I will definitely check out all the sewing rooms featured.

  3. maddie flanigan August 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    congratulations on being featured! I’m headed on over to check you out!

  4. Lucy August 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Of course, there’s also the option of making a thread rack…I’m seriously tempted if I can find some pegboard. I’ve always been envious of your pretty thread rainbow on the wall. All mine are shoved in a repurposed lunchbox.


    • Nicole August 2, 2012 at 5:48 am #

      My DIY solution is admittedly a lot less pretty than this, but it works: long nails hammered into an old piece of wood! You can see it a bit in the first photo here:


      One of the best features of making it this way is that I got nails that were long enough to store both the spools and the bobbins together, which greatly reduces my chances of accidentally sewing with a bobbin of navy thread when I meant to grab black.

  5. francesca August 2, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    Lovely work space…. wish I could do it but my island is sooo dusty that within a couple of weeks I wouldn’t be able to use my threads! ~They’re stored in old cigar boxes in colour groups – in a dresser which is my sewing storage…. and they get dusty in there!

    Then there’s the cats….. what fun they’d have with those threads…. I love my cats but there are times I wish I could have your kind of display!

  6. Funnygrrl August 2, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Very nice space. It’s true that you don’t need a lot of space to do amazing things!
    I also have my machine and serger side by side. I thought it would be crowded but I love jumping from one to the other depending on the task.

  7. Laurie August 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Thank you for the new blog to look at, I’ll enjoy reading about everyone’s spaces. I sew in my French Country style dining room so it is pretty. I try to have us eat in the kitchen or on the deck…otherwise I need to clear things off the table for a more formal dinner or to seat more people if we have company.