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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.
Louises sewing space is packed with collections and fun items that reflect her interest in sewing and career as an instuctor, pattern designer, and artist.
Whimsical mannequin hands hold the curtain valances in Louises 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.

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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Comments (4)

user-6165541 user-6165541 writes: Louise: I love your sewing studio pictures. We have very much the same taste and ideas. I have a large wooden scissors like that, a lot of the tea pots you have and also the little sewing machines. I love the vintage look of sewing paraphernalia you use in decorations. I do want to go all white in my sewing area because things seem to pop when you use a white. Thank you for sharing with all of us other sewing sisters.
Posted: 11:46 am on March 31st

SuperiorLiz SuperiorLiz writes: I feel most SPECIAL; I have the identical little Plastic "Treadle" Sewing Machine that Louise has. I can date mine with total accuracy too. At Easter in 1948 my one Grandmother gave us three children each a Day Old Chicken as our "Easter Egg". At that time in England Sugar and most other foodstuffs were strictly rationed, including eggs, so a chicken that would grow to be an Egg producing Hen was not only sensible, but also fun; plus my mother already had 4 or 5 hens in the back garden that were 'off ration'; not enough for her to loose her Egg Ration, or too many to manage to feed with scraps and foraging amongst the garden plants. Anyway the Chicken Hatchery was a long bus ride from our home and my Gran did not feel able to take me; a mere 3 year old, along with mt older brothers. So as a reward for not going she managed to find this little toy in a shop in the small town they went to. I have it up on a bookshelf in my sitting room; it has always been around, and it has suffered no damage despite moving house too many times. Mine is slightly different in colour; The Hand Crank and folding side/top are Red, the Treadle Foot Plate and machine Bed are Yellow, and the Machine, Top, side irons, and drawers are Blue. The rear back flap lifts up so the head can be lowered and the side extension/top folded across to make it into a "Concealed Model". Even more amazing; the foot pedal is on minute bearings so it can be moved, although there is no Pitman, and when you turn the Hand Crank the metal 'Needle' goes up and down! I am so happy someone else has one "JUST THE SAME"; I must have been a most careful child for it to have lasted so long since I did play with it; it graced my childhood Doll House for many years. Liz
Posted: 1:38 am on December 30th

LouisBAbbott LouisBAbbott writes: Nice pictures..Really very inspiring..
Posted: 2:42 am on October 31st

dsantil71 dsantil71 writes: Only 2 pictures showed the actual room, all the other pictures were close up shots of items in the room. The article mainly talked about the items used to decorate room and nothing seem to discuss about the actual function of the room. For once I am disappointed in an article in Threads, unfortunately.
Posted: 10:10 pm on November 18th

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