Whether you're a professional designer looking for organization and decorating tips or you just got your first sewing machine yesterday, these sewing room ideas will help you create a space that boosts productivity and stimulates creativity. In fact, you'll probably want to keep these in mind if you're a creative of any kind who works from a home studio. From wall display examples to storage hacks, read on for thirteen sewing room ideas and style tips for non-stop inspiration while you work.
Plenty of natural light, a sitting area, and a rack to display your latest creations—like in this space by Leanne Ford— will make your sewing space feel like a bona fide showroom. A small closet will come in handy, too, if you ever have models or customers come in for fittings.
What do you do with leftover fabrics you don't want to toss? Hang them on the wall for an on-theme display. Another idea: Frame your favorites and create a gallery wall.
If you like to brainstorm by hand and tend to accumulate a bunch of loose papers during your creative process, come up with a system that keeps clutter at bay. Whether that means using your walls or drawers, it's always best to keep your surfaces clean and clear in a sewing room (particularly small ones).
To give your ironing board a little style, upholster it an eye-catching fabric. This is a great way to inject personal style into your sewing studio without bringing in any extra decor that'll just take up useable space.
Keep your patterns in a drawer or in open shelf cubbies. You'll only need them when starting a new project, so having them super close by and easy to access isn't necessary. Take note from Rebecca Atwood's studio for inspiration.
Hangers and wall storage hacks like floating shelves are your best friends in a sewing room. This will clear up the floor so you can block things out without tripping over something every time you turn around.
When choosing a table for your work station, consider one with plenty of surface space that allows you to spread out. An industrial one like this makes a modern statement while still being functional and practical. Task lighting is another must.
If there are any extra open spaces or awkward empty corners, consider setting up a wrapping station so you can use your sewing room for other crafts.
Good lighting is essential in a sewing room. To state the obvious, you need to see what you're doing. And it's relaxing, which is helpful when you're doing something as detail-oriented as sewing. If you do have a lot of natural light though, hang shades. This is especially crucial if your fabrics are out in the open and sensitive to light, as direct sunlight will make them fade.
Before there was , there were real life mood boards. Take a break from looking at your screen and keep your inspiration right in front of your work station by setting up a large pin board on your walls, like Studio Ashby did here. It'll also double as décor.
Keep small items that are easy to misplace in a sewing kit organizer. At the end of the day, it's the small stuff that ends up making a big difference in workflow.
Keep your threads and larger supplies that don't fit in a drawer tucked away in extra storage baskets and bins. Aside from helping you stay organized, they're a great way to introduce a little more color to the room.
Stay organized and allow your sewing materials to pop with a clean, neutral color scheme, as seen in this Voices of Industry studio. This way you won't have to worry about too much visual stimulation as you work. A wall-to-wall shelving unit will also help save useable space.