Putting together a sewing area is just as much about the layout as it is about its equipment. Here's some good advice on how to design a sewing room, complete with equipment requirements and space-saving alternatives.
How to Design Your Sewing Room/Area
More than simply placing a sewing table in your home, designing a sewing area is as much about how it is designed as it is about what you put in it.
Equipping Your Workspace
If a well-equipped sewing area is what you're after you'll need to make sure you have these basic amenities:
Having the things you need readily available can greatly increase your production and your overall enjoyment of sewing.
When setting up your work space, it is generally recommended to position your surface tops in a U or L-shaped arrangement. This allows for the easiest access and quickest transition from cutting to sewing to finishing, all without leaving your chair.
The type of sewing center you design depends on the amount of sewing you do. If you only need a place for the basics where minor jobs can be quickly performed, a simple sewing cabinet with a few storage drawers can be set up just about anywhere in your home.
More work intensive areas can be had by converting a large closet into a sewing center, complete with collapsible drop leaf table tops and an ironing board. A sewing closet may not be as luxurious as a sewing room, with a bit of ingenuity, its efficiency could be a boon to your craft.
Also, the ability to close the doors makes it easy to hide clutter, if needed, during a sewing project.
Those fortunate enough to devote an entire room to sewing can really stretch their imaginations when designing their areas. In this case, a more elaborate sewing center can be created with more than enough work space and storage to satisfy even professional seamstresses.
Large work benches with rows and rows of fabric and accessory storage are just a taste of the kinds of luxuries a specialized sewing room can provide.