Okay so perhaps it's not a "studio" but to me it's perfect. As you may remember, we decided to finish our basement last year. Up until then, I had been working in whatever section of the basement I could find that would hold all my stuff. Because of a lack of storage and organization, my sewing stuff spilled out of bins and spread throughout almost the entire basement. It was a mess!
My sweet and handy husband decided that we needed extra space in our house and that I needed a more permanent area to work. Since my Etsy shop has really taken off, this has clearly become a necessity. Even though I have a pretty successful business now, I still view sewing as a hobby so I had some serious guilt about using too much of the basement (our living area) for just myself. My husband convinced me that even hobbies deserve their own spot, especially since I had been doing this for so long. Clearly this is not a hobby that is just going to blow over when I find something more fun.
Last Wednesday the carpet was installed and by Friday I was at IKEA trying to buy the finishing touches for my space. Now, my area is small (10' x 5'). My 7 year old refers to it as my sewing nook instead of a studio. I really needed to use the vertical space as much as possible. Are you ready for the reveal? Here goes!
comic book boards to wrap all the fabric which makes them stand up beautifully. The tops of the shelves are a bit too short for the boards so I have all my pre-cuts and quilt bundles up there.
All in all, I am SO in love with my new space. I have a ton of work to do and this makes it an absolute pleasure to do anything. The rest of the basement has room for our new couch and TV (coming later this week) and some of the kids' larger toys. Well, I better get back to sewing! This room is screaming to be used.
I LOVE seeing other people's work areas. If you have any pictures of your work space, please feel free to post them here. I will be sure to check them out.