You can see some additional ‘before’ pictures at my old sewing roompage.
In the picture below you can see a picture of one end of the room and a close-up of the room floor. It had this fantastically ugly vinyl tile that I believe dated from the 60′s. It was hideous. About half the floor [...]
This is my sewing room before we remodeled it. Go see my New Sewing Roomas well, what a difference!Below is a diagram showing the layout of my sewing room. It is 22 feet long by 9 feet deep. One corner functions as a path between the kitchen and the back door. The numbered arrows [...]
I have a large and ever-expanding collection of pattern magazines, including several years worth of Burda, Burda for Toddlers and Babies, Topkids, etc.. Each magazine contains 20 to 40 complete patterns. They’re wonderful!
What I didn’t like was that every time I’m looking around for a certain style of pattern, and wanted to check my [...]
You might say that organization is just another one of my hobbies. I find myself unable enjoy sewing unless my supplies and equipment are categorized and labeled. I find it really helps my productivity to be able to lay my hand on some particular piece of equipment or fabric when I need it. I thought [...]
Every time I hear the idea of keeping a sewing journal I think “yeah, that’s a great idea”. And then I promply forget about it until the next time someone mentions it. Well, the great folks on the Sew4Kids4Fun list at Quiltropolis have finally motivated me to do it!
Like most people I go through sewing ups [...]
I use various methods to organize my other sewing stuff, e.g. notions, thread, sewing machine feet, embroidery floss, etc.. I mostly aim for tidiness and convenience. The most beautifully organized arrangement wont stay that way unless its also convenient.
For example, I keep my sewing machine fee in a clear plastic case with dividers. I [...]
I didn’t organize my patterns until fairly recently. At last count I have over 800 patterns. Its a lot, but it definitely doesn’t put me in the category of “great pattern stashers of the 20th century”. I store my patterns in cardboard boxes; some bought for that purpose, some are old computer-paper boxes. My sister, [...]