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Newbie needs help: How can I set up an awesome sewing space?
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Empty Nest is challenging, but when you get a space for sewing, it makes it easier. Some of my favorite things for my sewing space:
Command Hooks on the back of my sewing room door for holding my rulers.
Sewing room painted light blue, with white trim, and white furniture. Very soothing place to spend many hours!
25 cubicle storage system from IKEA that is wonderful for storing fabric, thread, patterns, books. Table tops and drawer systems from IKEA-- put together to make an L shaped sewing table area.
Comfortable chair and hassock for hand sewing. TV is mounted on the wall for saving space and easy viewing. Small Chrome book for watching Netflix, tutorials, and Craftsy Classes online.
Lots of LED lighting. The best light is a small one that attaches to sewing machine and can be directed, as needed.
Portable Janome Jem 620 for piecing, taking to class, and trips. A bigger Janome Horizon 7700 for quilting. Both are set up in sewing room for multiple projects.
Well stocked with Aurifil 50 wt thread for piecing and quilting. Great, low lint thread.
Press fabrics before cutting and use Best Press. Press at all stages. Pressing is the key to accurate, professional looking projects.
Love the wool pressing mat. Really helps for flat, accurate corners and seams.
Love Kai and Karen Kaye Buckley Scissors.
Belong to many sewing related Facebook groups and Clubs including Pat Sloan, Splendid Sampler, Penguin and Fish Crafters, Jacquelynne Steves, Art of Home Club,
Truelove Quilts for You, Wool Applique.
Love Craftsy/Bluprint Online Classes! Learned so much about sewing and quilting; can go at own pace, ask questions, and sew at home in PJs!
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