For years and years I sewed on the kitchen table. I spent a lot of the time laying a project out, working on it for a bit, and then putting it away, so I could set the table for dinner.
I’ve done a lot of sewing over the years. I’ve made clothes for our three boys when they were very small, including coats, overalls, and western shirts with snaps. I’ve made wool shirts for my husband. I’ve reupholstered seats in cars including bench and buckets. I’ve reupholstered a plaid couch, a white antique couch with a horse hair pad, a recliner, and misc. chairs. I’ve sewn purses, bags, quilts, clothes for my granddaughters and many baby shower gifts.
The orange fabric on my mid-arm Juki and 8′ table is for seats and backs for 9 director’s chairs. A couple of years ago after our sons flew the coup, my husband suggested we convert two bedrooms into a sewing room and I jumped at the idea! Today, I have this great space! We took down a wall that separated two bedrooms and increased the room to 24′ x 18′. I painted it and put storage all the way around the room. The space includes two windows on the north side of the house. I have a desk top computer and printer in the corner to the left of the photos (where you can’t see). An 8′ wooden table and mid-arm Juki TL 98E are in the middle of the room. I have a Husqvarna Viking Rose sewing machine under one window and a Babylock Imagine serger off to the right. There are more things planned for my sewing room like laminate floors instead of carpet and florescent lights overhead. But, for now, I think I’ll save that project for another day. Thanks for visiting me!