Every hobby needs a designated space. Whether you have just enough room for a table or you have a whole room dedicated to your sewing addiction, you want to make it both beautiful and functional for every project you may face. Of course, every seamstress or tailor has his or her preferences, but there are a few basic items that are essential for any space. You will need to make sure you have plenty of helpful tools and plenty of places to store them all.
For a sewing hobby, the most essential thing you will need is a large table or desk. The desk must be sturdy enough to remain still while your machines are running and it must be big enough to accommodate large projects and cutting mats. You can always lay your cutting mat on the floor if you're short on space, but a tabletop cutting mat will save your back, neck and shoulders from wear and strain. Your craft desk can include drawers or you may prefer to place your drawers in a different area of the room. It will be handy to keep a few drawers on your desk containing essentials like pins and thread scissors.
Your room should be filled with functional items.
It can also help to have an organizer on the back of your chair or underneath your sewing machine to keep a few essentials handy, such as
Notions and odds and ends are best organized out in the open, so you can find them when you need them. Here are a few tricks for keeping track of the small items that make sewing a fun and enjoyable task:
Finally, don’t forget to keep a few pincushions scattered about your space. Nothing is worse than a pin rolling onto the floor when you aren’t looking; you will inevitably find it with your foot.