Even if you just sew for personal use or you also accept sewing projects from friends and acquaintances for some extra earning, your best friend aside from your sewing machine and supplies is your sewing area. Hence, you’d want a sewing space that is both comfortable and efficient. That being said, here are a few useful tips for designing your home sewing center.
Sort out every single sewing material that you have. Separate those that you use most frequently, those that you rarely use (but you are sure that you still need) and those that you do not need anymore. For those you will no longer be using, give them away or if they have a bit of a value, you can sell it as a preloved item on ebay or craiglist. Bottomline is, you have to get rid of those you do not need and have no use for anymore.
If you already have cabinets built on the walls of your sewing spaces, take measurements so you will know what storage container size you need to purchase that will all fit your storage areas. After you have determined the size/ dimensions of the containers you need, purchase clear ones. This way you can easily see what they carry without having to open them one by one.
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Sitting at your sewing machine/ workstation, identify the most accessible storage space from where you are. There you should place the notions that you use more frequently.
Make sure to put labels not just on the container but also on the container’s place. This way you know where you put each container back routinely and in no time, you will know exactly where to find what you need even with your eyes closed.
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Find a working chair that you are comfortable sitting and working on. It should be not too high nor too high for your sewing machine. It should have a backrest and an armrest for added comfort. However, you also have to make sure that the armrest is just low/ high enough that it will not be hindering you from moving freely.
These are just simple things that you can follow when designing your home sewing center in order to make your working space more functional hence more efficient. Happy sewing!
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