Creative spaces can be any size. I recently moved my sewing room from an upstairs bedroom to a room on the 1st floor that was designed to be an office. I don't need a home office so it's been repurposed.
The "office" was previously my grandkids playroom. But honestly, they play all throughout the house and didn't need a dedicated playroom. Yes, I kicked them out and turned it into my sewing room.
I love my sewing room now! I've rearranged it a few times but this time I took out an extra table. The extra table took up room which made it feel more cluttered than it needed to be.
I have a lot of space in this room and need to use the space wisely. Whether you have a small closet or have to convert your dining table into your sewing space the goal is to find a space you love and make it yours.
I love my new space because it gives me a place to create and sew things I love to wear.
I've realized I'm not a quilter. My mother makes beautiful quilts and love everyone she's given me. I know she spent HOURS planning, cutting and sewing each one. They bring joy to my home. That's her gift of creativity that she loves.
Mine is garment sewing. I've always loved to design and create clothes. With two new machines it does make it more fun!
A few months ago my 40-year old Juki serger bit the dust. I could have taken it to a repair shop to have it fixed but instead I bought a new Juki serger. It finishes seams like a dream that gives my garments the professional touch I always long for.
Then a few weeks ago I was making a jacket and noticed my Viking Rose sewing machine wasn't making nice buttonholes like I was expecting. Granted it's a 20 year old machine and knew there was new technology that could help me with my craft.
I went to the sewing machine shop and the sales lady guided me towards a Pfaff Passport 3.0. The thing that sold this machine to me was the fact that she sewed through 7 layers of denim with ease. The machine didn't miss a beat.
So I made my purchase and have been happy with my decision. It looks very basic from the outside but I can tell you it's a workhorse of a machine.
Two items are on my list to purchase. One is a new iron and the second item is an adjustable dress form. My current iron is a standard Black & Decker and does the job. I'm looking for something that has more power. So maybe I'll look for a dress-form first.
You can rest assured this winter when I'm not working my "day job" I'll be in my sewing room having a great time!
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Hi! My name is Penni. I've been sewing most of my life. I love fashion sewing whether it's for a special occasion or for everyday wear. Join me and I will teach you how simple sewing can be!
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