Our Sewing Room Part 1
We kiddingly called our sewing room a ‘sweatshop’ when we lived in a two story house and the sewing room was on the second floor. It really was always warm in there! I guess the lights and the iron plus body heat always made the room heat up quiet noticeably. My cousin stopped over and I asked him if he wanted to see what we were working on, and to come on up to the ‘sweatshop.’ He, of course, knew someone that actually worked in one with not so favorable conditions, so it kind of took the fun out of that label. We truly were not meaning anything beyond the fact that the room was very warm!
My sewing table is actually an old closet door over two filing cabinets. I have thought about changing it to an actual table but it really seems to work for me. I often have several sewing projects going at one time so it allows me plenty of space to spread things out and sort them however I want. The file cabinets come in handy, too. Any leftover fabric I have after binding a quilt goes into the bottom drawer on the left side. Above that drawer are file folders of patterns sorted by type along with some quilting templates. The file cabinet on the right side is being woefully underutilized as it hosts dozens of empty file folders and some sewing machine attachments. It sounds like that needs to go on my to-be organized list!
Sue has an actual folding table as her work space. She is our offical fabric cutter, and she always has tons of projects going. She has several cutting boards, rulers, rotary cutters and spare blades along with notes for in-progress projects. She is also the official keeper of the to-be project list. Who doesn’t love a good list with the chance to cross off something as you complete it?!