Sewing Room Design Ideas
Most home sewists dream of a place where they can spread out and work efficiently and comfortably. With thoughtful planning, a sewing room can be a comfortable, productive and creative retreat. If you want to create a sewing room, here are several sewing room design ideas for you. One of the most important things you need in your sewing room is storage, and lots of it. Start with one long table pushed against the wall, then add storage bins, drawers and cabinets underneath. Inside each drawer, use plastic dividers and plastic boxes. Clearly mark your boxes and drawers to indicate what’s inside. If you use a separate work table for cutting your cloth pieces, add more storage under that table. Add racks to hold additional bolts of fabric when you’re not working. When you need a new piece of fabric, simply unroll the bolt from the rack. For decorations, hang quilt racks around the walls of your sewing room to display quilts you’ve made. If you prefer making clothing, buy a few dressmaker mannequins and hang your favorite pieces on those. Add a full-length mirror on one wall, allowing you to see how clothing hangs on your body.
When it comes to flooring in your sewing room, you need to rip out any existing carpet and replace it as soon as possible. Even light-colored carpeting is a problem because loose pins and dropped needles disappear into the background, making them nearly impossible to find. Instead use tile, wood or faux wood flooring, which make it much easier to locate and sweep up any sharp objects before stepping on them and harming yourself.