Welcome to my upstairs living room sewing studio! I’m so thankful for this room and I’ll tell you why. I love being able to sew and not be secluded from what the rest of the family is doing. With my studio space right in the middle of our upstairs living space, I don’t have to feel shut away or disconnected from my people.
My husband built me this huge and beautiful sewing desk that fits perfectly into the corner of our a-frame room and has been such a great space for all my fabric and supply storage, cutting and ironing, and of course room for lots of sewing!
Our house is an a-frame, which means this upper room has that awkward triangle ceiling that can be challenging for certain furniture arrangements, and impossible for wall art. But this wall of windows with an ocean view makes up for it all! The natural light up here is amazing. It can heat up, but the curtains I made out of white sheets helps so much when the sun gets too intense in the later afternoon.
My work space is constantly evolving as my projects do. One of my latest improvements to this space is adding all the storage baskets to my sewing desk. It makes this space look much less cluttered, and more cohesive. I found all these at the thrift shop and spent less than $5 each!
I love having all my yarn on an open shelf. For years I kept it in plastic bins, and it was so hard to feel creative when all those colors and textures were hiding behind each other and smushed. This shelf keeps me inspired. I may not keep it super tidy, but even messy ends have a certain charm of their own, don’t you think?
I actually do still keep a plastic bin of yarn under my sewing desk. It’s all the yarn that I no longer am inspired by, or pieces that are too small for a size run of bonnets. I keep this older yarn around for our little friends who come visit. Most of the kids who come to my house know that there is yarn upstairs and a friendly lady (that’s me!) ready to teach the next stitch whenever they ask!
You can see how this space has evolved in these older blog posts…from when we first moved in and I was still sewing on an old fold out table to when my custom sewing desk was brand new.
Thanks for stopping by!