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9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room

Dec 28, 2015
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Contributing editor Louise Cutting's studio is covered with sewing-related decorations.

Below is a roundup of some of our favorite sewing room decoration ideas from our latest issues of Threads. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your studio, look no further.

Owner of Cutting Line Designs and contributing editor Louise Cutting shared her Winter Park, Florida, sewing space with us in Threads #173.

As you can see, Louise adds color to her room by placing high-end shopping bags from all around the world above cabinets and bookshelves. She also frames and hangs her hand-drawn pattern illustrations on cabinets, bookshelves, and on just about any free wall space she can find.

Shopping bags and illustrations

(Photo: Gary Junken)

In addition, Louise always knows where to find the right pair of scissors. She conveniently hangs her many varieties on a peg board with hooks close to her sewing machines.

Scissor rack

(Photo: Gary Junken)

machinesTake a look at more sewing studios and spaces:

• An Inside Look at Mary Ray’s Sewing Studio
• Inside Louise Cutting’s Sewing Room
Another Look at Kenneth D. King’s Sewing Space
• Helen Haughey’s Favorite Tools and Storage Solutions

In Threads #174, business owner and couture sewer, Helen Haughey let us tour her lovely sewing studio, located in her St. Louis, Missouri, home.

Helen says this wooden MyKoalaStudio table is the perfect combination sewing/cutting table for her. The additional storage space beneath the surface is great for displaying fabric and other treasured memorabilia.

MyKoalaStudio table

(Photo: Heather Roth Fine Art Photography)

Helen also has a beautiful fitting setup. In addition to her tri-fold mirror, Helen has plenty of space for client fittings to take place on a covered platform.

Fitting setup

(Photo: Heather Roth Fine Art Photography)

In Threads #175, our contributing editor Mary Ray described her favorite methods for storing fabrics, notions, and thread in her Banner Elk, North Carolina, studio.

Here you’ll notice Mary’s inspiration board where she keeps images and objects she finds interesting.

Inspiration board

(Photo: Cheryl Zibisky Photography)

Mary uses decorative threads to add color to her studio as well. She stores them in shallow, wooden wine boxes, which Mary uses as shelves.

Thread storage

(Photo: Cheryl Zibisky Photography)

In Threads #176, Ruth Ciemnoczolowski explained that she loves to fill her Omaha, Nebraska, studio with inexpensive furniture and storage units so she can put her hard-earned money toward high-quality fabrics and supplies.

This 3-foot-by-6-foot whiteboard display helps Ruth keep track of important dates, projects, and shopping lists. She made it herself using three whiteboards, narrow black tape, stick-on letters, and duct tape printed with tape measure markings.

Whiteboard display

(Photo: James Keller)

Since Ruth saves a fortune on organization, she doesn’t feel guilty about spending money on precious fabrics and notions. This lovely button, for instance, cost $100 and is made with sterling silver and rhinestones. Until she finds a use for it, Ruth has it framed on the back of her studio door.

Framed button

(Photo: James Keller)

In Threads #178, modern quilter Denyse Schmidt showed us her office space in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Here, you’ll see Denyse stores fabric and supplies on vintage shelving units with wheels for easy mobility. Denyse’s prominently displayed fabrics brighten up the room and make it easy to see what she has available to work with at all times.

Fabric shelves

For more ideas on how to decorate your studio, pick up the latest copy of Threads #178 on newsstands nowfeaturing Denyse Schmidt’s Sewing Room.

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  1. tanlithrash April 23rd

  2. EdwardJenkins July 31st

    Brilliant Work.. well done

  3. User avater GutterCleaner August 3rd

    The scissors stand looks so professional. Kudos for the article!

  4. User avater ErinGoodwin September 11th

    These are all so cute! I want my own sewing room now.

  5. User avater Claurence006 October 19th

    I don't have my own sew room but I like the old fashioned one.

  6. User avater leonyharja December 29th

    wow vry nice dresses

  7. User avater susanbrown December 31st

    wow very nice dresses

  8. User avater NathanGreen January 5th

    Seriously, how many scissors does one need xD

  9. roselynbette January 8th

    All 9 were lovely. I am now considering to enhance my "work station" with any of them to some degree. Thank you for the ideas!

  10. homeeapp April 15th

    If you design your room living/family room, even bath room, then why you should leave those rooms where we work for example sewing room. And what could be more creative than using self created items from your work related goods.
    Any way nice post keep it up!

  11. User avater Syedzuhair April 25th

    Superb decor! Specially love idea about sewing/cutting table.
    Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas.
    Keep posting!!!

  12. User avater Bevila August 29th

    Great tips thanks.

  13. refendis December 19th

    Nice stuff

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