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Do you have a room; a small space, a large place, a secret hiding place or nook in your home dedicated to your sewing projects?

In my new home I have a small room, which was probably a maid’s room at some time in the early 1900s, that has been donned as the sewing room. It is a very sweet space with moldings on one wall, tin ceilings, a large window and an even larger built-in cabinet. I painted this room the color of “Heirloom Lace”, installed an old Victorian shelf above my desk, placed some amethyst & crystals on the windowsill and began working on my design projects before even painting the trim or the baseboards or molding. I’d like to place some cork board on the wall, paint it white to create a blank canvas to pin up images of inspiration, drawings my friends have made me, photos and art. My boyfriend & I plan to build a large cutting / screen printing table in the adjacent room, but for the time being I feel settled enough to sit and work.

Where do you work? Do you surround yourself with striking visuals or prefer a more minimalist setting? Does it matter where you sew if you’re really into the project anyway?

Hi guys,
We are working on posting a slide show or presentation to feature your sewing spaces. We are troubleshooting exactly how we are going to present this to the community, but in the meantime, anyone who wishes to submit photos of their sewing rooms can do so by following these directions:

Take a picture of your space
Size: 300dpi
Width: No Less than 600pixels wide

Optional Description, 350 words or less

Email it to: alison@burdastyle.com

*If you don’t follow the guidelines I will not be able to post your sewing room, so please make sure to double check the specifications in order to show us your loved space! Okay? :)


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    Aug 25, 2010, 03.35 PMby belladuafe

    I am moving into a new space and decided that we don’t need a garage and that it would be my new space! I’m so excited and happy to not have to eat dinner with my serger and sewing machine right next to me. If you know of any cool sites that will give me some ideas on how to set up my space, please share.

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    Mar 24, 2010, 03.42 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Wow, dreaming of a sewing room, or general craft area? We all love to do different types of crafting in my family but we are in a smaller apartment and other than a desk (where everything seems to land) I have no dedicated sewing space in our home. So when I’m working I use the floor, the kitchen table, the bed, you name it! I am sitting here looking at my desk, overflowing with non-sewing items. I resolve to clean and organize it today!!!

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    Mar 23, 2010, 04.19 PMby alisondahl

    Hi guys, We are working on posting a slide show or presentation featuring our many user’s various sewing rooms or spaces. We are troubleshooting exactly how we are going to present this to the community, but in the meantime, anyone who wishes to submit photos of their sewing rooms can do so by following these directions:

    Take a picture of your space & email it to: alison@BurdaStyle.com

    Size: 300dpi Width: No Less than 600pixels wide Include: Name Location Optional Description, 350 words or less

    *If you don’t follow the guidelines I will not be able to post your sewing room, so please make sure to double check the specifications in order to show us your loved space! Okay? :)

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    Mar 22, 2010, 08.08 PMby balduffington

    About a year ago I turned the room I’d been writing, painting and cluttering in into a sewing room, too. I need to get rid of the clunky hand-me-down furniture and really CLEAN the room but I love that it is sunny and just the right size. Someday I’ll have to move the books, file cabinets, paintings, and mad clutter out of the space but for now I find that all that stuff somehow makes me feel nested and comfortable and endlessly inspired…

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    Mar 21, 2010, 09.36 PMby Bobby Star

    I"m so jelaous of all the sewing rooms! I have a desk in the corner of my room for my machine. Two tool boxes full of notions, and a purple tub full of fabric. I usually use the kitchen table or the livingroom floor to cut, sometimes even my bed. There is an empty room, but I live with my parents, and it’s not a room I can go moving my sewing stuff into, unfortunately. It’s the guest room, for when my sister, cousins or Aunt come to visit.

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    Mar 19, 2010, 06.10 PMby peacenluv78

    I have a VERY small office space, my sewing stuff shares space with my surfboard which is HUGE! almost 8’ long. i’m an avid surfer along with crafter/sewing/entrepreneur. my room is an interesting mish mash of anything sewing related and anything surfing related.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 07.37 PMby rsadeky

    I had to move my sewing out of my current home in to a small one room wood “hut”. It’s has a dirt floor I got to wet down every two days or so to keep the dust down, a wood stove, it still gets pretty cold here, and one power strip for lights and the sewing machine lol! It’s great! I was using the dining room table in the big house but my dad is a neat freak, so after a couple of my pattern pieces went missing I tried to move everything into my room. But between my daughter’s toys, clothes, and the bed there was no room to do much for very long. Now I can get a way by myself to sew and listen to music!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 05.01 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    after reading about all your speperate room or even rooms, i start beeing really jealous! i am working in my dinningroom. the good things are, that i have a hughe table and good light, but the bad thing is, that i have to carry away all my things (sewingmashine, serger, ironboard (inkl. steamgenerator)) after finishing my project, or when we get guests (quite often :-)

    but i still dream of my own room. you never know!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 01.55 AMby heartspromise

    i just have a little corner in my bedroom.:( I wish I had a huge room to devote to just sewing, but alas, until I move out, the corner will have to do.:) But I do love the little space I have. It’s really quaint and cute.:) Also, for some reason, I can really focus right there. So I’m never like “Uh, what was I doing?”. A little more space would sometimes be great. but until then, I’m content with my Little Sewing Corner.=D

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    Mar 18, 2010, 01.16 AMby shoesandbagsomy

    My Sewing room is a mess, like the rest of my apartment. I don’t cook and I have a cleaning lady, so the only thing creating the mess is my sewing. Patterns strewn on the floor, coloured thread, pins, fabric etc. The sad thing is, I actually have a room dedicated to sewing, but somehow the mess seems to find its way everywhere.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 12.47 AMby rachelily

    Right now I live in a dorm, so I am confined to my tiny desk in a small small space! Either that or I use the classrooms or the sewing studios where all of the industrial machines are. Next year, I am getting a house with friends where we will have one room designated as our studio space so we will have both our machines in there. Hopefully we will decorate it! The featured room is just adorable, I hope mine looks at least 10% as cute as that!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 07.02 AMby mlssfshn

    I got lucky this time we were able to find a 3 bedroom apartment with 1300 sq feet for less than $1000 a month, which is unheard of near down town in Austin. We’ve been here for a year now and I’m still tweaking it, I actually have enough space I can spread out and get rid of the clutter. A friend just gave me some shelves on wheels which are already full, but again not organized. I’ve started teach sewing students at home which keeps me clean but hasn’t done much for my organization.

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    Mar 15, 2010, 09.42 PMby tspoon-1

    I am so lucky to have a dedicated space for sewing… I alternately go from cluttered and creative to clean and minimalist, weekly! I’m pretty sure I could do my work anywhere if necessary, but I just love being in my creative space. even when i’m not working!

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    Mar 15, 2010, 12.36 AMby pixelink

    Really good to hear other accounts on how we all function in our sewing spaces. I remember the days when I utilised the kitchen dining room, so many tv dinners which the kids didn’t mind, however it was a nuisance always unpacking and packing away. Eventually, my builder husband converted our carport into a studio for all my equipment and mess, I find I still need more space though as I have a 2 × 1.6m cutting/laying table and screen printing carousel which takes up a load of space! I have plenty of high cupboards for storage and indeed an inspiration board. One simple thing I love though, is my window, source of much light and a good background to allow my mind to wander. Only thing now is to keep it tidy!

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      Mar 15, 2010, 04.08 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

      I know what you mean about having a window to allow you mind to wander. My new space lacks a window to the outside. Somehow nature helps us to be creative. I need to create an inspiration board. and maybe get some artwork.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 01.39 AMby Gabriele Yorlano

    My studio is in 1/4 of our finished basement. We just moved to our new home in June, so it is still evolving. I had a 10′ × 22′ loft with equal storage space and sky lights in our previous house. I do alot of sewing and am very organized. My advise is to clean up your space after every project. I would love to give my new space a make over, but am too busy sewing.

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    Mar 13, 2010, 08.11 PMby Syrena B

    My sewing room used to be wherever I could set up my machine…. For the last 4 months, we have been slowly and painstakingly redecorating an unused room in the basement into a nice sewing room for me! This utility room houses the HVAC, water heater, electrical panel and was used as a catch-all mud area between garage & rest of the basement… Now it is mine! A whole 10 × 12 room and I no longer have to take all my stuff out & put it all back – which took away from valuable sewing time! LOL

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    Mar 12, 2010, 09.28 PMby chillwear

    I’m lucky to have a room just for sewing, filled with decor and furniture from IKEA, my dress form, cutting table etc. I wouldn’t give up my sewing room for anything. My profile pic is the fabric wall in my sewing room. I’ve redone my sewing room twice, painted etc. I have a small flat screen toTV on the wall to listen to while sewing.

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    Mar 12, 2010, 06.31 PMby kelseykay

    i just moved a huge table into my room so i no longer have to cut stuff out or work on my projects on the floor! and i always have my ironing board set up thats were my sewingmachine is. My view is a magnificent….corn field so i really have to think in to get insperation

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    Mar 12, 2010, 02.28 AMby rogue-cellist

    When we were first married we had a 2Br house with a large back room- I had that as my sewing room and only had to share it with a rarely used playstation and the futon which we occassionally had people sleep on. I haven’t had one since then- just a desk with my sewing equipment tucked away in the corner of a room. At the moment I technically do have a sewing room- we have bought a 3BR house and the “spare” room is overflowing with my sewing things- crates of fabric spilling out everywhere although at one point they were all neatly stacked in the wardrobe… Really the room is too cluttered to work in and so my sewing machine and overlocker are sitting on the kitchen table along with my laptop and I do everything from cutting out to finishing in the kitchen. With a new baby on the way we’ll be looking at moving our big boy into the sewing room and having the nursery free for the new baby in about a year’s time so my sewing things will be homeless again. We plan on building a large enclosed deck on the back of the house before that happens (fingers crossed) and that will become my craft and sewing space as well as the study. Every time my beloved husband trips over some piece of sewing paraphenalia he comments on how he can’t wait to get that deck done so it may well happen some time soon :-)

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    Mar 11, 2010, 07.46 PMby susanne2011

    In Copenhagen the rent is too high to afford having an extra room, so my and my boyfriend are living in a single bedroom apartment (which is still great!). But I am moving to Australia (Perth) very soon and am dreaming of having a ‘real house’ with an extra room just for me (and the occasional guests sleeping in there). Joy, can’t wait. Just so nice not to have the whole living room cluttered with thread and mess and a boyfriend complaining he has needles stuck in his foot and that he can see a trail of threads and pieces of fabric from the living room to the bedroom (where we have a big mirror). With my own sewing room I could just close the door and the mess is gone, that sounds like heaven!

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      Mar 15, 2010, 12.43 AMby pixelink

      Ohh wow, you will be in heaven in Perth! If you ever visit Tas, let me know, I sell at Salamanca Markets in Hobart. Good luck with your move. Pixe

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