A few years ago I decided to really organize my sewing room - not just straighten the clutter but really clean. (After all, I'd been sewing since the seventh grade - I had a lot of stuff)!
I gave away the old fabric I knew I'd never use. I packed up the kits and projects I knew I'd never finish. Then I organized the stuff I wanted to keep and what I discovered in the process was so liberating that I knew needed to share.
Close your eyes for a moment and visualize your sewing space.
How does it make you feel?
Warm and fuzzy and like you can't wait to spend the day there?
Or does it make you feel nervous, overwhelmed and maybe just a little scared?
Do you spend more time moving piles from here to there than you do actually sewing? Have you ever bought something you know you already had just because it was easier than trying to find it in all that stuff?
I think sometimes the hardest thing about decorating and organizing your own space is seeing the obvious. It is my hope that this slide show might help you find an idea or two that will start you on the path to becoming more organized.
How do I organize and display my fabric? Where do I store all my ribbons? My room is so small, where do I put the cutting table? How do I show my personality in my sewing room and make it a place where I actually want to hang out and feel creative? How do I pull my room together so it doesn't feel so cluttered and overwhelming?
On my journey to becoming more organized I discovered that all that clutter was draining my creativity. I became anxious when I couldn't find something that I knew I had. I realized I was spending way too much time digging through piles of fabric or looking for that perfect embellishment.
This is the slide show I prepared for Bernina Club. There are a lot of slides - over 200! The first half are mostly from Pinterest and the second half are of rooms that belong to some of our members.
I hope you'll find an idea or two that you can use. Most of all I hope it inspires you!
Encourage one another,
You may pause the slides and manually advance them if you'd prefer. Warning: There is music.