Organizing Challenge Week 5 – Sewing Space

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I really am learning to love sewing and wanted to have a space designated for it.  I figured if I had a space, I would do it more.  I did need the space to be practical and multifunctional.  This is my new, organized space.

I repurposed my old school table to hold my sewing machine and still have room at the other end to cut material.  I would love to get a nice cutting mat to go at that end of the table too.  My table is being used for storage as well.

I can hide up to 8 storage boxes under, with the table sitting on top of them.

I made this table skirt using the cheapest material I could find…muslin.  I inserted pleats every six inches…pinned and then sewed them along the top.

Then just measured and hemmed up the bottom.

I hot-glued strips of the soft side of velcro to the table,

And then sewed the bristle-like side of the velcro to my material…every couple pleats.
The table works well like this as long as everything is level.  I had to move the boxes around a bit to get them level but now it works very nicely.
Under the table I have my little chest of drawers that holds my sewing supplies.

My mom got me all stocked up for Christmas

Looks like fun, huh?
Isn’t that a darling pincushion…you can find the tutorial here.


I know, it’s not anything special but it is my new and organized sewing space.  I’m looking forward to getting busy and starting a project soon!



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  1. Oh, so jealous! I usually have to use the dining room table and it’s in the middle of all the action, so it can’t stay there! I love the pleats on the curtain, what a fun idea. And aren’t mom’s great??? My mother in law gave me a while sewing starter kit and I couldn’t be more grateful!

    • The DR table is what I usually use too…actually started a project last night and tossed my material on the table before thinking…oops!
      Headed to my sewing space to finish the job!

  2. What a great idea to put the storage bins under the table and out of the way! And I’m jealous of all that cutting and prepping space – great job!

  3. Aren’t you ingenious! It’s such a clever idea and look at all the storage containers you can hide under there! Amazing! I have a table I might like to do that “skirting” to. YOu gals all inspire me so much but I need to stop looking and start doing! LOL! Thanks for sharing…great idea!

  4. Very nice! It is always fun to get organized- which reminds me, I should get off of this computor and get busy!

  5. Hey, don’t say it’s nothing special! If it’s YOURS and you’re happy with it, it’s SPECIAL! I think you’ve done a great job of using every inch of space..way to go, girl!

  6. I found your post from ‘chic on a shoestring’. This is special because its your new space and you can work in it 😀 I’m going to be sewing soon too…I have to if I want to wear the kind of clothes I like. Next week is my B’Day and I think I’m getting a new sewing machine. I can’t wait to see what happens. Good luck!

    • I was totally blessed with my sewing machine. I got it at a garage sale for $10 and it works like new…or so I imagine a new sewing machine would work!

  7. That’s awesome! I would’ve never guessed you had big bins under there! Great job!

  8. Great job of creating a sewing space for yourself. Looks great!

  9. Great job. I love these ideas!

  10. Wow you're sewing areas is amazing!!!
    Stopping by from Chef in Training!

  11. Your sewing space looks so great!! Great way to utilize your space! Thanks so much for joining us on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

  12. Carrie,
    You NEED to become a professional organizer! LOL!!! You really have a talent! Please share on our Creative Cooks & Crafters Link-up!!

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