Friday, January 25, 2013

My Sewing Corner

I moved my sewing table upstairs to my bedroom about 6 months ago, and I've been working on making that space my own, since my crafting time has been hindered by the fact that children are sleeping just 10 feet away and we don't have bedroom doors.  I either have to move my project downstairs after bedtime and move it back up before my house becomes a daycare again in the morning, or craft in the hour and a half after we eat dinner and before the kids go to bed.  (Which generally happens once a week.)

(This is the cleanest my table has been in the last 6 months, and let's just say there is a reason you can't see the area surrounding the table top...)

My idea for the wall started with the two large embroidery hoops, which I inherited, along with many of the fun vintage looking fabrics I used in the hoops.  I saw this pattern (it is free, but you may need to create a free account to view it) and liked the idea of turning the hoops into more storage for crafting tools.

I thought that the top of the largest hoop looked a little bare, and then I knocked the answer off my table onto the floor.  Magnets. Perfect!  I stitched a 1x 12 grid  across the length of the hoop and slit a hole in the backing at the top of each square in the grid just large enough to slide the magnets into, being very careful not to cut the outer fabric.  Then just slide the magnets in, and voila, instant storage for bias tape makers, needles, bobbins, etc...

The drawing in the frame on the right was done by Bug right after she turned 3.  It is my sewing machine, in case you couldn't tell. I think it is fabulous, and deserves a place of honor on my wall.

I've been making Barbie dresses lately, by the way.  I'm pretty sure Bug will notice Tinker Bell's new dresses hanging on my inspiration board and beg me for them soon, but until then they will grace my inspiration board and make me smile whilst sewing stacks of pink barbie clothes.  I think she picked out almost every single pink print I have when we were looking through my stash for fabric together.  I tried to steer her towards some fun greens and blues, but I was told they "just aren't good for Barbies." I should have known better than to suggest any color that is NOT pink.

I finished off the wall with a couple printables, the ever popular "Keep Calm and get the seam ripper" was of my own creation using their free poster maker site, and adding the vintage sewing machine graphic.  The CREATE printable was found here. I punched up the plain black frames with some washi tape. Love that stuff!

Now that I have my nice, clean, organized, and inspirational crafting corner finished, maybe I will be able to figure out a way to spend more time there.  Not likely in the near future, but I can dream right?


Craftivity Designs said...

Very cute! I don't sew, but my mom is a quilter -- and I think she will love this for her sewing room!
- Lora

Annie said...

I wish my sewing corner is that neat and organized :) The magnet is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

I love it!!