This month I am participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com, and each day has a prompt to get us started. Some days, like today, I will use the prompts, and other days I will be using other topics. Today’s theme is our sewing space, so I thought I would give you a quick tour.
This is my main sewing area where I use my domestic machine. I sit facing the center of the room with my design wall behind me. (The photo above is from a few months ago, so the projects on the wall are further along now!)
My main sewing space is a large IKEA table with a set of drawers on either end. One set faces the side I sit to sew. The other faces the center of the room and holds all of my 50wt Aurifil and longarm supplies.
Most of my go-to sewing supplies are in the top two drawers of the first drawer unit. The top drawer has sewing machine feet, some bobbins, machine tools, marking tools, etc.
The second drawer has mostly 12wt, 28wt, and 40wt Aurifil and the coordinating bobbins. It also has some specialty threads that I use on rare occasions.
My sewing machine is a Bernina 1008. I bought it about six years ago, and it is an absolute workhorse. It does everything I ask it to do. I love a mechanical machine!
The longarm in the center of the room is an A1. We upgraded the computer system a couple years ago so now it has an android tablet screen, and DIGITAL channel locks. This is seriously the best feature! We can lock in any angle!
My fabric stash is right next to my sewing machine and design wall. Unless I am working on a pattern I am designing, I tend to pull fabric for a project as I go along, so easy access is a must.
The ironing and cutting tables are old library tables, and I have an industrial gravity fed iron. If you have a place to permanently set up your iron, I can’t recommend an industrial iron highly enough.
Thank you so much for taking a brief studio tour with me today!