Sewing Studio – Before
I’ve had the Sewing Studio arranged in a U shape for some time now. While I liked the idea of the shape of the U, the actual set up was not working well for me! The U itself was way too small and I was constantly knocking things off the shelves on the one side. I also could not access my fabric shelves as that little alleyway was a catch all for boxes, bins and the such! Also, the cutting table just took a large amount of room and was generally covered in so much “stuff” that there was not really any room for cutting!
Sewing Studio – After
With the help of the Son of the Maker and Sarah, I was able to rearrange and reorganize a bit! I kept the main U shape, but moved it back to the wall and faced the U opening toward the fabric shelves rather than opposite, giving me a little more room to reach the shelves without climbing over boxes (literally!). I also brought in another cubbie shelf that was not needed from a different room.
I think I’m really going to like the new set up! I can access all of the shelves and have plenty of room with the cubbies for storage. I have wanted to place the long table and short table under the big window for a long time, but they were about 1″ too long to fit! Son of the Maker solved this for me by elevating the small table on little bricks, raising it just enough that the ends overlaps the end of the large table and both now fit! I’m also able to access all of the machines I use on a regular basis.
All of my shelves and tables and cubbies were purchased at Ikea a few years back. The shelves are the Billy Shelves. They’ve held up really well and I’ve found having everything in one color really brings the room together, even if it’s not exactly matchy-matchy.
Next I need to tackle reorganizing my fabric shelves! And one day, I am GOING to make curtains!