Studio Tour

I love to take a peek inside other peoples studios and see how they organise their materials and what equipment they use. I thought I would give you the opportunity to look around my studio and see how I organise the space.

My studio is at home in the back bedroom, I worked away from home in a great studio but I found that I’m more productive at home. I can take a break and watch TV for a while then get back in the studio when I’m ready. It also means that I can work in my pyjamas if the mood takes me!

Sewing Table

Sewing Machine Table
Sewing Machine Table

I have a separate table for my Pfaff Creative 3.0, this allows me to keep my machine out at all times. As it’s an embroidery machine this means that I can keep it running and still have room for my laptop and hand sewing projects.

Haberdashery Storage

Sewing Storage
Sewing Storage

I wanted some handy storage for when I’m sewing and I have a lot of wall space behind my machine. I got these rails from Ikea, they are from the kitchen storage department. The rails are perfect to hand my embroidery hoops and the pots house all my tools.

Material Storage

Thread Storage
Thread Storage

I use these Ikea units to store my threads and interfacing, they are all organised and to hand when I need them. I arrange my threads by type so when I’m hand stitching I can get the relevant boxes out easily. I keep my interfacing on rolls so they are wrinkle free and easy to find.

Bookcase

Bookcase
Bookcase

My bookcase is a great way to store my other supplies as well as my books of course!

Samples and Research Files
Samples and Research Files

I organise my samples by project so I can refer back to them for workshops and new projects. The files have my research from different projects in, I like to keep them organised so I know where to find things.

Sewing Supplies
Sewing Supplies

I keep my buttons in jars arranged by colour on the shelves alongside my fancier threads.

Books
Books

My books are a great resource for teaching and when I’m feeling a bit stuck and need inspiration. I have has some of these books since my degree and I still refer to the regularly.

Fabric Storage

Filing Cabinet
Filing Cabinet

I keep my fabric in a rusty old filing cabinet that I bought years ago for £20.00, It has lived in 3 house with me. I also keep my paperwork in here, it pays to be organised when you run your own business.

Workspace

Desk
Desk

I have a huge desk under the studio window, it allows me to keep my laptop, research, sewing and my cuppa with plenty of space to work. I have a view of the garden where I can watch the birds. We get the usual garden birds and every once in a while a heron or a red kite.

Pen Storage
Pen Storage

I have a mug collection which lives in on my window sill, I like to keep my pens and pencils to hand so I can easily access them when I’m working. The mugs are a reminder of trips I have been on and I love shopping for stationery!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour of my studio.

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