My Craft Room

Craft Room

This month I have been reorganizing my crafting space, which is housed in the guest bedroom. I thought it would be fun to share some photos.

Craft Room

Hubby kindly gifted me with a a new sewing machine as an early birthday present. It didn’t come with a cover, so I made one using the sewing machine cozy pattern from Spool.

Craft Room

The brown and orange fabrics are Joel Dewberry prints. The main fabric is linen, and in retrospect I should have either interfaced it or used a sturdier fabric as the cover is floppier than I would prefer. But I like the look of linen and it does the job, so I’m still pleased with it. The pattern is very straightforward so I definitely recommend it if you need a machine cover.

Then I came across the Pincushion Organizer Tutorial by Oh Fransson.

Pincushion Organizer

You know how sometimes you don’t realize that you need something until you see it? That was exactly how I felt about this organizer! My favorite part is the removable scrap bag, also known elsewhere as a thread catcher.

Pincushion Organizer

I actually have a garbage can on the floor immediately beside my chair, but I rarely use it when I am in the middle of the project. I guess I’m too lazy to lean over repeatedly to reach it. Instead, I collect a pile of threads and scraps on my table. They get mixed up with my tools, creating a mess. With the scrap basket right there, I actually dispose of my fabric trimmings and threads immediately. The organizer pockets for my scissors, seam ripper, and thread snips are also very handy. Oh Fransson’s tutorial is well-written with clear and helpful photos, so again, if you need an organizer this is a great pattern.

Pincushion Organizer

Next, I sewed a simple runner for the top of the file cabinet. I used to keep my sewing supplies in the closet, but it wasn’t organized well and didn’t promote efficiency so I got the file cabinet. My fabric is still stored in the closet, but I like having all of my other supplies right next to my table.

This last item — an ironing board cover — wasn’t made by me, but I purchased it from CityChicCountryMouse on Etsy:

The print is Joel Dewberry again, and yes, I chose this print because it matches perfectly with the orange/brown/yellow theme I have going on elsewhere in the room. It is well-made and shipping was super quick — I bought it on a Friday night and it showed up in my mailbox that next Monday.

I love my revamped space and am excited about the sewing projects I have in the pipeline! To celebrate, I am going to follow Keri’s example and give away two brand new Amy Butler bag patterns: Chelsea and Velma.

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Simply leave a comment indicating which pattern you would like, and I’ll enter your name in a random drawing. Comments will close in a week and I’ll announce the winners next Tuesday.

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Peacock Chic is the winner of the Velma pattern, and Kitten won the Chelsea pattern. Thank you to everyone for the lovely comments!

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12 Comments on “My Craft Room”

  1. Peacock Chic says:

    Thanks for sharing your room. I think it looks lovely!! i am so craving my own craft room. Can’t wait to move and make mine look as gorgeous as yours.

    Just in case I am chosen I would go for the Velma bag as it is one of the only Amy B. patterns I don’t already have

    Thanks again for sharing

  2. Oiyi says:

    I love the revamp! My extra room/craft space is Melody’s bedroom now, so I use a corner of my bedroom. It’s very cramped.

    Everything you made is beautiful, but I especially love the Pincushion Organizer. I could never leave that on the table because Melody will reach up and grab it. She likes to play in my room so, everything has to be out of reach. I have trained her to not touch my spinning wheel, but she still sometimes sneaks it in. She can’t help herself, but if I were her, I wouldn’t be able to resist, too.

    Please enter me in the Chelsea Bags pattern. Thank you!

  3. Kitten says:

    Gorgeous. I’m obsessed with brown/white/vivid color combinations, so I love this. Your room is so neat too. I never even knew that Spool (my own local fabric store) had that pattern for a sewing machine cover!

    Anyway, I have never sewn an Amy Butler bag before, but the Chelsea bags are cute. I’d love to try and win that. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

  4. kristin says:

    Your room looks so great! I’m definitely going to try to make that pin cushion – how handy. And I love the ironing board cover!

    No need to enter me into the giveaway – I already have both patterns. 🙂

  5. Ingrid says:

    Your craft room looks great! I’m in the process of moving my craft room to make way for the bun that I’m baking away in my oven (heh), and this really inspires me.

    The Chelsea bags look really sweet!

  6. Diana says:

    Thanks for the tour of your craft space. It looks like a calm, quiet place to sew. and I love how all the fabrics coordinate and colors match 🙂

  7. seashoreknits says:

    what a great post! I always love seeing other crafter’s rooms. Your work area is just perfect – and thank you so much for sharing your organizer projects and the pdf’s. I made a cover for my sewing machine also – it is reversible and I made it in a heavier fabric so it would stand up better also. The only problem was it didn’t take into account room for the cord, so I always have to unplug the cord if I want the cover to “sit” right. Here’s the link to the tutorial I used:
    http://notnigella.com/2008/06/24/tutorial-tuesday-sewing-machine-cover-tutorial/
    Thanks also for the fun giveaway! I’d love the Chelsea pattern, but both are so sweet!
    Teri

  8. Elizabeth says:

    How great to have it all organized and look so together. Makes your time for sitting down and crafting much more enjoyable when everything has a place. And I love the thread catcher. I do the same thing–have snips and threads and bits all over my sewing table. I think I will have to make one of those! And perhaps one from my mom, who I probably inherited that tendency from. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  9. mari says:

    Your craft room is so sweet! And clean. Mine is a such a mess it’s humiliating. You will never see photos of it – NEVER!

    Ummmm…. enough about me. I love the pincushion organizer! very cool. Great job on your room and its accessories!

  10. MJ says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s patterns! Unfortunately I don’t have the set of prints you used, but I do have quite a bit of Deer Valley. The oranges and browns work very well with the linen. And I love your clean, cozy, organized craft room. Mine is… unspeakable.

  11. Pebbledash says:

    Your room looks great, I love your colour choices. I’d feel inpired in that space!

    Thank you for the chance of a giveaway to celebrate your new space. I love the Chelsea pattern.

  12. Dana L says:

    I like your new craft area. Mine’s in a corner of my bedroom and it isn’t pretty. If I win, I would like the Velma pattern.