I have some good news… I got a job! I start in October for a lady who is taking a mat. leave. Right now I don’t know if it is until the end of the school year or until sometime in March. Either way, I’m excited about it.
To celebrate, my husband treated me to a wonderful gift. A sewing book I’ve had my eye on a while, Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. It is a wonderful book, with so many projects and it includes patterns in the front and back of all the projects. I’ve read through the book and it has amazingly helpful information about setting up a place to sew at home, resources in the back, and an sewing basic chapter that has great information for the beginner sewer. I found the fabric section very helpful.
Why am I talking about this book? For one, I think it is a book everyone who sews should get. The projects are designed to be completed in a day or over a couple of days. The second reason I am talking about this book is because it got me thinking about my sewing space.
Nate and I were talking the other day of converting our home office into a workshop. We haven’t used the space as a home office since… we probably moved in. I tried not to bring a lot of homework home with me, so it gave me more time with Nate and Nate never brought work home because we didn’t have the right software for him. Once the laptops came… I’m sure you can understand.
Now, comes the hard part for me… trying to plan and design a space that I can use as a sewing centre and a place where I can also paint. I know I want yellow walls – that is as far as i have gotten. I found a great website that gives hints and tips to designing a sewing centre http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_g/g-412.html. I’ve looked online at sewing cabinets, craft centres, and a plethora of other things. In the book, Weekend Sewing, the author shows this amazing computer armoire that was converted into a sewing armoire, and I fell in love with it. So I’ve been hunting for one that would work.
But this leads me to a very important question. Which way should a sewing machine go? Should it sit on something and face a wall (which I have seen a lot of online)? Or should it be almost L shaped and have it to that the fabric can flow over the table and on to the floor, if you have a big piece? Is it personal opinion?
What is your sewing set up? If you don’t mind my asking.