Friday, March 29, 2013

Sewing Room Makeover (1)

I sew downstairs in the basement. In a room where we kept leftover furniture from our first flat. A couch. A coffee table. A desk. A dining table. 6 chairs. A foldable bed for guests. When I began sewing, I moved my machine and all my fabrics in and was happy to be able to keep the machine on the table - ready to sew at all times. But with my increasing stash, a second sewing machine, the ironing board and a cutting table (aka desk) that was way to low and caused back aches, I have long wished to redo that sewing room.


The chaotic sewing table:


Somehow at the end of last year we found a new home to all that leftover furniture and my dad had given me a promise-to-construct-a-sewing-table christmas gift. So we “just” had to move out all the leftover furniture and to build a cutting table, a sewing table and some additional shelves. And then my husband broke his shoulder.

During the last 8 days I have been working to improve my sewing room. Which included two trips to IKEA to buy 5 EXPEDIT racks (many thanks to that young man who helped me lift those 36 kg parcels into my car!!!). My dad has been helping at lot. He helped me to build the sewing table and the cutting table and to assemble the racks.

Here you can see him constructing my cutting table observed by his little assistant.


The finished cutting table and lots of free space for my new sewing table:


I’m still cleaning the racks, rearranging my fabrics, filling boxes, sorting scraps and battings. I hope to be done by end of easter and I hope to be able to show you the photos of the finished room next week.

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. What an undertaking, but how fun to get a makeover for your sewing room!

  2. Wow, this is going to be brilliant. Three cheers to your dad! (And his little helper!)

  3. It's going to be terrific when its done. Aren't you lucky to have such fantastic helpers!

  4. Good for you! Makes me want to clean up my own sewing space.

  5. Looking good so far! I love those expedit bookcases - we made a cutting table out of them at church. I just went to IKEA this weekend and picked up some goodies for my sewing room makeover too - can't wait to get to work on it!

    Whoop whoop for progress!!

  6. So much room! And a makeover! Lucky you. Can't wait to see it finished!


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