Sewing room complete (for now!)

22 Apr


It took a month, but I’m happy to say that my sewing room is complete for now!  I painted all the trim white, and then painted the walls Benjamin Moore “Misty teal,” a pretty pale aquamarine.

I really love the color – it’s such a change from the old purple (seen here, in the process of being covered.  I’m sure my husband appreciates me showing his painting shorts to the world!)


The chandelier and curtains are new:

The chandelier came from (link in my last post) and the curtains I bought at Target.  I thought making my own, but the cost for 2 windows was a bit much, so when I found these fabulous border print curtains for $15 a panel I snatched them up!  I found the thread holder at a yard sale for $5, and I had one of those jumbo packs of Guttermann from some day after Thanksgiving sale at Joann’s.  I love how pretty the thread looks on the wall!


My machines are sharing an extra long desk (Malm from Ikea, very sturdy!)  I have a sewing table with my Rocketeer downstairs, waiting to be repainted and added to the room.

I bought a new ironing board.  Mine always seem to rust out every year – does anyone else have that problem?  My dress form (which, admittedly, is mostly decorative, as it doesn’t adjust down to my bust size) is happily sitting to the side.

I’m still planning to build my project table, but for now I’m ok with my portable table from Joann’s.  At least it doesn’t take up much room!

Now the only question is, what to make in my new room?

I’m starting graduate school this summer, so I’m hoping my things being more accessible will make sewing in small bursts possible.  It was just too depressing in the attic.  But I love my pretty room, and I’m hoping it proves inspiring!


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41 Responses to “Sewing room complete (for now!)”

  1. jordan April 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    OMG gorgeous!!! I don’t sew at all and I have no idea how I found your blog but I’ve had you in my reader for a couple years now! (I’m just so fascinated that people can sew clothes) I always enjoy your updates and this room looks AMAZING!

    • Yvonne Bennett April 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

      Lovely! Wishing you happy sewing in your beautiful new surroundings.

  2. Isidore April 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    This is not a sewing room, it is a magazine spread. Please sew a few things, and then post more pictures once there are piles of projects laying out and little bits of thread stuck to everything. :)

  3. LeeAnn April 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the curtains. Why would you ever want to leave this room? :)

  4. Jenny April 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    This is heavenly! Congratulations!

  5. Amy April 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    So gorgeous! That chandelier and wall color is dreamy!

  6. Jen April 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Love love love! I really wish I had my own sewing room instead of a little corner in our lounge. One of these days!

  7. Andrea B April 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Wow it’s stunning! I love the color you chose. It helps so much to have an inspiring place to create. Enjoy it!!

  8. Thistle April 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Beautiful! I love that color, and the chandelier and curtains are perfect. As someone who just had to downsize to a desk and an ironing board on the floor, I’m experience serious sewing room envy… enjoy it!

  9. mancunianvintage April 23, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    Wow what an absolutely stunning room – the colour scheme is so tranquil. I want a sewing room now! :)

  10. Sam April 23, 2013 at 1:30 am #

    What a gorgeous sewing room! I love it, it looks so calm.

  11. Sweetpeagreen April 23, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    Simply gorgeous! I’m in the box room which is no bigger than a closet – I dream of been able to stand up and walk to the ironing board (rather than kneeling on the floor with the Ikea board or going downstairs)

  12. Kelly April 23, 2013 at 2:15 am #

    It looks so bright and fresh! You’ll have lots of good times in there.

  13. azterya April 23, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    It looks lovely.

  14. charlotte April 23, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    What a beautiful room. It must make you so happy to have everyting ready to go. Love the thread holder!

  15. PendleStitches April 23, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    It’s just so beautiful. It must be very, very inspiring.

  16. Becky April 23, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Very pretty! I like the shade of blue you picked , and the chandelier is a really fun touch.

  17. allisonC April 23, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    It’s beautiful, those Target curtains were an amazing find, they work perfectly!

  18. Carolyn April 23, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    I love it! It looks like a warm and cozy place to create and I’m loving the chandelier!

  19. Donna April 23, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Gorgeous! So inspiring!

  20. Amy L April 23, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Very pretty. That space would inspire me to spend time in it!

  21. Tika's Mum April 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    This is very pretty and I love the colour you chose. I have sewing room envy

  22. Jennifer April 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    It’s gorgeous! I hope you find plenty of sewing time to enjoy it.

  23. Anonymous April 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Lovely color. Your sewing room looks wonderful

  24. AngieH April 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    your sewing room is lovely! I adore the color.

  25. Our Shabby Cottage April 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    It looks absolutely beautiful, I know it will be inspirational when you have the time with study. I really want one of those thread holders!!!

  26. knittedgems April 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Your sewing room is so beautiful. I am envious that you have a room dedicated to your sewing. I am still sharing mine with the guest bedroom and the bed is obnoxiously large. One day when Elly is old and no longer living at home, I will get me a sewing room. =)

  27. Mary in FL April 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I like it! Light green is very calming.

  28. Becki April 24, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    So beautiful. It looks polished, but not too over the top. I love it!

  29. beth callachan April 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Absolutely stunning!!! I would never want to leave the room.

  30. Julie April 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Your new sewing room looks amazing. Love the colour choice and curtains. Can’t wait to see the gorgeous work you produce in there!

  31. Gwen April 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Looks fabulous! Love the color. Great choices!

  32. gingermakes April 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    I love it! What a gorgeous place to work! Great job!

  33. crystalpleats April 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    It looks great. A happy place anyone would want to spend time sewing.

  34. leuinda April 25, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Oh my goodness. Your room is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. What a happy, lovely space to spend time in.
    Leu, sewing in NYC (in a corner)

  35. cavernofcraftiness April 27, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    Wow!! This looks amazing although I wouldn’t be able to sew in there I would want it to look this perfect all the time hehe! Well done you’ve done a great job transforming your space x

  36. anotheryarn April 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    It looks great! I’m jealous of the curtain find – I’ve been keeping my eye on curtains for a while and haven’t found anything as awesome. Also, I’m curious where you do store all the bits and pieces and stash that go along with sewing?

  37. Victoria May 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Your room turned out to be so gorgeous!!!! Wow, the colors, chandelier—it’s all so pretty. I was just in the middle of revamping my own. Hope mine turns out to be as lovely as yours:)

  38. liz_lymon May 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    This is such a lovely reflection of your kind, creative personality. :-)
    Nice work.

  39. sewmanju May 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Love love love this. Soooo jealous! Gorgeous.

  40. Anonymous January 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    alert(‘XSS attack’);

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