Friday, February 26, 2010

Project Sewing Area Cleanup

So, my sewing area is really my dining room. Why, you ask? Because we don't really use the dining room and there is no room anywhere else. I actually do have a sewing table but there is not really a great place for it so it is currently in the garage. The dining room gets so little use for dining that I took it over. But, my goodness, does it get full of clutter. It seems like the large table is just the perfect spot to dump things. You have to walk past it to get into the kitchen, so everyone dumps their clutter there. On top of that, I have a hard time keeping my sewing paraphenalia organized.

Today, I decided to do something about this mess. I am going to organize it. No wonder I don't sew more than once a week. It is a mess!

Here is what it looked like this morning:

Did I mention the dog sleeps in here, too?

So, what to do? Well, I started with just cleaning it up and organizing. I found an expanding file for patterns. I stacked the plastic tubs and organized the fabric on the shelves. I put the serger on top of the china cabinet (why not?) and the sewing maching near the window. The rolls of Swedish Tracing paper are nicely stashed. But it is still not good enough. I need to get the rest of the fabric out of the tubs. I need more space for thread, especially since the thread holder I have now is broken. I need a multi-drawer bin for notions. So, I am off to Lowe's Hardware and Target to look for options.

Here is what it looks like so far!


  1. I too have been sewing in the dining room. I didn't think your's looked that messy to begin with!lol

  2. I have a study off my bedroom that I have taken over. And it LOOKS like I have taken over! Can't wait to see what you find at Lowe's and Target!

  3. Well, I did not find anything perfect at either store. I will have to keep trying.

  4. Thanks for the nice comment about my dining room. Since house is very open, and we have nice view of bay from that room, I guess the mess was just overwhelming to me. If I could shut a door on it, I would not have cared!