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More Images from Louise Cutting's Sewing Room

Three vintage irons and a Clarks Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antiques shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.
Whimsical mannequin hands hold the curtain valances in Louises sewing room.
Louise is a whiz at collars, of course (see her story, Precision Collar Band, in Threads #173). Louise found these miniature collar candleholders at Anthropologie about three years ago.
Three vintage irons and a Clarks Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antiques shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.

Three vintage irons and a Clark's Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antiques shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.

Photo: Gary Junken

Another view of the dolls Louise has collected.

Louise Cutting's sewing room  

Most of the dolls were Louise's from childhood, but she ran across additional ones over the years. Now antiques shops and collectors know what they have and Ginny dolls are priced accordingly, as well as their garments, especially if the doll and/or the garments are still in boxes.

Above some of Louise's cabinets, tiny shopping bags keep the corner colorful.

Louise Cutting's sewing room   All are from high-end shops around the world. Louise took several classes in college dealing with packaging. "Many of the bags are so eye-catching, I couldn't throw them away, or so beautifully constructed that they are like little works of art," Louise says.

 

Louise Cutting's sewing room  

"Like everyone else, I get tons of catalogs," Louise says. "You never know when the sewing theme will crop up." These oversized wooden scissors were from the Ballard Designs catalog.

Jumbo pencils hang over a framed fashion illustration Louise created for the packet cover of one of her Cutting Line patterns. "No matter what catalog comes to the door, I always look through it," Louise says. "The pencils were in a Pottery Barn Kids catalog on clearance! You could have them monogrammed with your child's name on them, and they came in the three primary colors. My three 'children' were Cutting...Line...Designs," Louise says. "I'm sure someone at Pottery Barn was scratching their heads at that one!"

Louise Cutting's sewing room   All of Louise's hand-drawn pattern illustrations are framed and hung on the doors of the cabinets in the sewing room. Extras are along the hall wall outside of the room, and now Louise is running out of space!

Do you have a sewing room or dedicated area? What are some of your favorite design or decor pieces found in your sewing space? What would your dream sewing room look like?

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