A sewing space

I think I’ve mentioned before that I sew on my dining room table. Obviously, this isn’t ideal as I can’t leave any works in progress out and the time I can use the table is pretty limited. Well, no more! Excitingly, I’ve moved to a new space. Wooh! Now, before you get too excited, let me just point out that I’ve only moved to a table in the corner of our bedroom, but hey it’s a start.

I’ve spent so long on Pinterest and various blogs eyeing up the pretty spaces that other people have; I just couldn’t wait to have a space to call my own!

So, here’s the rubbish before pic…


Looks exciting, eh?! Ignore the stuff under the table, it was all waiting to go into the loft. So yeah, I have a very small space, but at least it’s somewhere to call my own and personalise a bit. My fabric will have to stay downstairs though, as there really isn’t room for it here, but that’s ok.

And….. ta-daaaaaah!

Finished space


What do you think?! I’m really excited! Just in case you’re interested, the desk is from Ikea, as are the spice jars I’m using to house bobbins, pins, spare feet, my tape measure, etc. I’m definitely going to get some more of these jars and then put up the spice rack to keep it all tidy, just above the desk. Incidentally, those spice racks are great for books too; we have them in the girls’ bedroom.

Just because I had great fun taking photos, I’m going to show you some of my favourite bits of my new space.


Nothing to do with sewing, but these candle votives are just such pretty, cheerful colours that I couldn’t resist pinching them out of the living room.

You are my sunshine

Something else to brighten my space; a beautiful embroidered hoop by my friend Sally. Check out her Etsy shop. She’s just awesome at free motion embroidery.

Vintage patterns

Here, I decided to use some of my vintage patterns as a bit of quick wall art. The pictures are great and it seems a shame to just leave them on a shelf. I’ve also stuck up a card I love with Russian dolls on, can you see it? It’s by Love Lucy Illustration, I love her work. Then I stuck up some bits to remind me of the fab time I had at the Handmade Fair, and threw some fairy lights up because, why not?! Admittedly, it’s still a work in progress, but it’ll do for now. Plus, the great thing about using washi tape means I can change everything around whenever I like.

Mollie Makes posters

On my other wall, I stuck up some postcards and posters I got with my Mollie Makes magazines. A great way to add a lot of colour quickly. I totally agree with that top left picture, you can’t beat a cuppa and a biscuit.

So yeah, that’s how I’ve spent my day today. Transforming a little corner of my bedroom into my very own sewing space. I’ve also had great fun taking pictures using my camera and tripod and have learnt a few new tricks in Paint Shop Pro too, and I have to thank Lyndsey James of Photocraft for that. Before her awesome talk in the Etsy tent last week, I really hadn’t given much thought to photography!

What does your sewing space look like? I’d love to see it!

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2 comments on “A sewing space
  1. Avatar Lyndsey says:

    Great little space, it might be small but perfectly formed!

  2. Toria Toria says:

    Thank you 🙂

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