Sewing Studio Upgrade

It was time to give my little sewing studio a make-over.  And who doesn't like to see a sad "before"...

...and happy after?

Here are a few of my favorite things in the new studio:
  • My 8' x 8' design wall!  It's flannel, padded, and beautiful - even when it's empty!
  • The fold out table that's adjustable to big or small projects.  It's the same table that I used before, but I modified it by putting some Ikea shelving beneath one leaf of the table, and now it is so much more useful!  It also rolls if I need to move it out of the way.
  • I love all of the new shelving and drawer space.  I've already filled my bookshelves to the brim, though.  Does that mean I have to stop buying books?
  • The quilted pet beds in the corner.  One for cat and one for dog.  They needed a new space in the new space!
  • The printed waxed paper garlands from Mangle Prints that I got on Etsy months ago in preparation for the new studio!
  • This list could go on....and on....and on...


  1. Looks fantastic...funny how improvements in the studio rev up the creativity. Have fun in there.

  2. It's so beautiful! Lucky you to have such a big, bright space. Maybe if I made some pet beds my cats would stop sleeping on my cutting mat and ironing board.

  3. Wow, what a stunning transformation. My favorite part, I have to admit, is the view of the archer out the window in the last photo. :)

  4. Love before and after pics and yours are great! The sad ... the happy ... you ended up with a fantastic space!

  5. Wow! What a transformation! I can see you being very productive in here. How did you make your padded wall? And, ahem, what did you do with that charming offwhite cabinet in the before picture? Is it looking for a loving home perhaps?

    1. You can find a tutorial here:

  6. looks great! must be really nice to sew in such an open, modern space!!!
    maybe those overflowing bookshelves that belong in the MQG library... lol!!

  7. So nice!!! I love what's on your design wall too. Looks Kona-ish... ; )

  8. I love before and afters! What a fabulous transformation!

  9. That is one big roll of batting my friend! : )