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Tour This Stylish Sewing Room

This room is oozing with flea market style and tons of ideas for storing your stash, tools, and supplies in style!

 

An organized work space means less time spent searching and more time spent sewing. Whether you have a dedicated sewing room or are set up in the corner of the family room or the guest room closet, you'll find ideas to steal from this stylish sewing room!

 

 

Add a mannequin--or two--to your space. Then put her to work holding your measuring tapes and modeling your newest projects. If her frame is fabric-covered, pin on a couple of fabric swatches so you can ponder them for a few days as your play with your next project's color palette.

 

 

Turn your thread collection into artwork! Surround an ordinary thread spool holder with a brightly painted frame to set it apart.

 

 

Find a cute chair that matches your decor! If you find one with fabric that just isn't your style (but IS your price), re-cover it with your favorite fabric.

 

 

Don't limit your reading material to standard bookshelves. Repurpose a vintage wire rack to hold books, magazines, and patterns. Cute "SEW" artwork hangs on the wall.

 

 

Sort buttons by color or style in test tubes and store the test tubes in a beaker. Not only is it an unexpected storage item, but it'll help you find the button you want without searching.

 

 

Press fabric (fat quarters work great!) and hang it from curtain clip rings to make easily changed cafe curtains.

 

 

Never lose scissors again! Slide your scissors, point first, into the center openings of antique bobbins and you'll always have a handle on their whereabouts.

 

 

Do you buy bits of ribbon, then wonder what you'll do with them? Store pieces in sight on a multipair trousers hanger so they will be top-of-mind for your next project.

 

 

Stacking rulers on uneven surfaces can warp them. Why not hang them instead? Turn old doorknobs and metal hooks into hangers by mounting them on a pretty painted 2x4' that then can be hung on a wall. Tie ribbons through the holes in the rulers and hang them from the knobs and hooks.

 

 

Storage comes in all shapes and sizes. You may prefer uniform boxes that hide away dissimilar ojbects, or you may like to line up your spools of trim in an open bin that's at the ready when inspiration strikes. 

 

 

Cook up fun displays by stealing from the kitchen. One possibility is to fill a three-tier server with colorful spools of floss, tiny jars of buttons, and other quilter eye candy.