My New Sewing Area

Four years ago I had a son whom I love beyond belief and we were overjoyed when he came into our lives. On the other hand I lost my coveted sewing room. I got shoved in with the spare room and had to consolidate, which is a nasty word when you are talking about fabric! I prefer to talk about expanding my stash NOT consolidating. Apparently I have been pathetic enough because this year for Mother’s Day I ended up getting new furniture and now I am sharing the media room with my husband. So this is what my sewing room looked like before.

And this is the space we had to clear to move my new sewing furniture into.

I thought it would take forever to get everything cleared out but I came home from work one day and my husband had spent the day clearing out the space aside from the desk which he couldn’t move by himself. A friend of mine told me a story about a husband who secretly planted a rose bush for his wife and she thought that was so romantic. This I think is on the top 10 list for me! I’ll take a cleaned out room ready for quilting furniture over a rose bush any day!

After measuring the space and figuring out what configurations were available then looking through the furniture I settled on the Olivia for my sewing machine table and the Pixie for a cutting station.  This is what it looks like now! (You may notice I don’t have a chair yet. The end table is sitting where my chair should be until I get one and figure out where to put the end table!) It must have been meant to be because the furniture I got ended up matching the quilt I had wanted to hang in there. Then I realized the stars I made and that had been hanging in Tyler’s room when he was a baby looked good in there too (now he would rather have Darth Vader from Star Wars on his wall) so not only did the furniture work but decorating was a snap!

I couldn’t be happier. The cutting table is great not only for cutting but there is a nice area under it to store all my UFO’s. All I have left to do now is get an insert for my sewing machine, a chair, and find more time in the day!


  1. B J Elder - June 28, 2013

    What a great new space and the light colors of your cabinet, cutting board make it really cheerful! Your DH is a keeper for doing this for you.

  2. Jennifer Chesser - June 28, 2013

    I Love this! I am about to re-do a spare bedroom for a sewing room for my daughter and I. She is 10 and is learning how to sew and loves it!

  3. Linda Christianson - June 28, 2013

    My husband is moving me to the attic. That means he has to finish the walls and so on. He has been moving his junk out, only I should not call it junk when he has been selling the mess on e-bay for the last two years. Now if the room get finished by next summer I will be shocked.

  4. Joy - June 28, 2013

    Lol Teri, i read my blogs on a reader so sometimes i dont know which one i am reading until i get to the bottom of the blog.. All of a sudden im thinking wow that looks just like Teri’s furniture.. Lol then i realized.. Oh it is Teri .. It looks great!

  5. donna sykes - June 30, 2013

    What a beautiful sewing space. I am so jealous! Your color scheme is so fun. Wishing you many happy hours of sewing/quilting time. Your hubby is a keeper!

  6. Dolly Hanson - July 1, 2013

    You have such a beautiful and inspiring sewing/quilting space. I think the home dec part added so much. My boys, now 36 and 34, loved Star Wars, too. They did a lot of creative pretending. One was Luke and one was Han. Grandma had to be Darth Vader, sound effects and all!

  7. Tina - July 10, 2013

    I redid my son’s room when he moved out. It’s kind of small, but perfect for my sewing room! I love it and my husband put up a huge flat screen TV in their for me so I can keep up with my shows! I have plenty of storage and hope to get a new sewing table soon!