Sewing Space

I moved recently – from a single garage (converted into a granny flat) to a 3 bedroom townhouse that I share with one other person. Seriously, the difference is sensational. The house has windows (natural light! Airflow! How I missed you!). Also, the bathroom is in a different room to the kitchen. Oh, the luxury!

Seriously, this is my new living room.  This is amazing.

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And this is my old place.  The toilet was in the kitchen.  Just sayin’.

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The move did involve a fair bit of downsizing – I’ve got just one bedroom in which to stash my stuff, so it’s a bit tight! I threw away/gave away a heap of stuff. I sold too-small shoes, old textbooks, even sewing patterns I was never going to use. I tried really hard just to keep the things I really wanted. I did fairly well! All my kitchen/homey things are packed in boxes in my mum and dad’s garage – not to mention the vast majority of my books.
Fortunately, I share the study with my housemate, so I don’t have to have a study desk set up in my room. Hurrah – this makes room for a permanent sewing set up. Really, I’m starting to consider this essential. It’s fabulous!

My machine is out – with overlocker close by for when it’s required. I finally found a thread rack in Australia, after drooling over them on everyone’s blogs, and my trusty pink desk is on duty.

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I had originally stored my fabric in tubs under the bed, but I pulled it all out a few nights ago (again, while procrastinating studying for my exam the next morning), rearranged some books and stacked my larger pieces (read: large enough to make a whole garment from) of fabric into my cubby holes/bookshelf.

I really like being able to see it!

I made my Summer Madras tote the other day, pulled out my main fabric, then found the perfect complementary lining, just because I could see it so easily.

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I’ve also pulled my pretty, indie patterns out and stacked them on the bookshelf too. They’re too pretty to keep in a big plastic bin!
It’s definitely a work in progress, but I’m really happy with how my sewing space is at the moment!