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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I need a makeover...and so does my sewing room!!!

I finally got sick of sharing my creative space, so I recently threw up some double doors and took over our formal dining room for my own personal sewing retreat (because who really needs a formal dining room anyways???). And while I can now say that I have my own space, it doesn't feel quite as homey as I'd like it to...yet. I did make good on last week's promise to cut down on my fabric stash...I made this little decorative fabric bunting, but I used up less than a fat quarter. Never mind the scotch tape I hung it up with. I figured it was a lot safer than a rolling chair/serger/adult female collision at midnight.

And only a giant 18 gallon tub of scraps remains now--It's a start anyways.

Hey, how do you like that tack strip? Made that myself too. Roll of cork from Target $1.99, scrap wood from the garage (at least I hope it was scrap, sorry honey!), and a glue gun, Viola! I have another one that's 8 feet long on the adjoining wall above my cutting table. I'd show you that one too, but that side of the room is quite a mess at the moment! It is really handy to have your patterns so accessible, but I admit that it does add to the clutter having it all "out there."

Anyways, I'm looking for some inspiration and some ideas from our fans. I want my room to be pretty and functional and organized. But I'm not good at any of those things, so send me your ideas and photos for a chance to be featured on the blog as a part of my sewing room makeover. Oh, by the way, maybe I should mention that my budget is like 5 cents. Well, maybe I can go a little over, but not much, so keep it thrifty!

If you're in need of a little sewing room inspiration yourself, be sure to go visit Sew Many Ways and read all about Karen's sewing space-- Best. Sewing Room. Ever. Really, you've got to go read about all her tips and tricks. Incredible.

I've started a new board on Pinterest called Sewing Room Makeover to collect even more inspiration.

I'd love it if you'd follow me, just click the link above!

And I'd love it even more if you'd like to contribute to my board. If you'd like to contribute, send your Pinterest ID to with the subject line Pinterest and I'll add you!

Send your ideas/photos/musings to
Looking forward to hearing from you!

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