I really enjoy seeing how other people set up their sewing spaces, so I thought I'd share mine. Over the years, my sewing space has grown from a corner in a tiny rented apartment dining room to an entire room in our house.
As I was sorting through photographs for a scrapbook project, I came across this one, from 1981, of my apartment sewing space. I may not have had much room, but you can see I already had begun learning the fine art of stashing fabric! I sure wish I would have kept that old green Kenmore...
Over the years, the stash has grown as well as the space allocated to sewing. Right now, I'm so blessed to have an entire spare bedroom in our home that I am able to use as a sewing room.
A few years ago my husband surprised me with a Koala cabinet for my sewing machine (an Elna 8000) as well as a serger (another Elna). Last year he surprised me with a fold down cutting table. When I needed more light in the room, he installed a new fixture with bright, daylight bulbs. They are wonderful for sewing in the evening and during the winter months when daylight is long gone before I make it home from work. He's a super awesome hubby!
The room also holds my sewing books and Threads magazines. I have a small collection of cute little dress forms as well as my grandmother's sewing machine (that I don't recall ever seeing her use.) Maybe another day I'll be brave enough to show the other side of the room - the one with the closet overflowing with too much fabric.