Now that I'm also doing crocheting, paper crafts, cross stitching and other types of sewing I realize I need to reorganize my studio to accommodate these new activities.
I started working in the studio this morning. First I worked through the piles that greeted me when I looked into the room. See them on the floor? They represent my vacation shopping as well as a few of the swap packages I've received in the last several weeks.
45 minutes later the piles are sorted through. A few of the items have been put away. Most of them are sorted into piles on my sewing table. The black bag is full of yarn, there is a stack of fabric, and three piles of patterns: crochet, cross stitch and sewing. The pile on the island contains two quilts, fabric for pillowcases and scrap booking supplies.
This is what the other wall looks like still. The bookcase and shelving need weeding and cleaning. The stool needs to be come a stool again. The closet is overflowing.I have a few ideas of how I want the space to be . . .
My sewing table will stay a sewing table, but I need it to function as a desk too. The island provides a great standing work space for cutting, sorting and laying out projects. The biggest change for that piece would be to clean out the storage cupboard and use the shelf space better. I have two closets along one wall. One closet is currently 99% fabric. The other closet has some fabric and batting in it. Ideally I would like to create a storage system in the closets for fabric, yarn, trims and paper crafting items.
Now I'm stuck - and this is where I need your advice. If your sewing space has more than one purpose tell me, (or even better, show me) how your space is set up. Do you have it set up in zones? How do you store your different tools and toys? I'd love to get some ideas on how to make my space work better for me.
If you write a blog post about your space, please include it in your comments. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see your space.