Whether you have always wanted to learn to sew or you want to build on some basic skills, creating a sewing room in your home can give you a great way to relax and enjoy a fun hobby. With the right equipment and storage solutions, the sewing room can be your space to create stunning apparel for the whole family. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Upgrade Your Sewing Machine
The right sewing machine is the key to giving your designs a polished appearance. Think about upgrading your machine to handle a range of different stitches and accents. As you compare models, consider some of the leading brands. These might include Viking or Janome sewing machines. No matter which brand you choose, your sewing machine should have some of the following essential features:
- Needle threader
- Speed control
- Stitch options
- Automatic button hole function
- Free arm for sleeves and legs
Of course, you may also want to consider a more advanced machine that offers embroidery functions for monogramming or adding custom designs to your clothing.
Once you've decided on your new sewing machine, you can begin looking for a table to hold the machine. Some tables feature a cutout to hold the machine, which puts it at en even level with the rest of the table. This creates a seamless user experience, as your hands can transition easily between the sewing machine and the table where the rest of your fabric is. Look for a model with cable management to accommodate for your power cord and presser feet, and consider an adjustable-height table to help you handle large quilting projects.
Sewing requires a lot of different materials, and storing those materials neatly can prevent your space from looking messy and cluttered. The amount of storage you need may vary depending on how much you sew. You can invest in simple bookcases to store all your materials and supplies. Open shelves can provide handy space for organizing bolts of fabric, and clear plastic storage totes are perfect for sorting thread. Consider fishing tackle boxes to keep needles, buttons, snaps, and other smaller accessories organized. Adding a tension rod to one shelf makes it easy to access ribbon when you need it. Of course, you can also look at pre-built storage systems if you don't want to create your own. Local crafting and sewing stores often carry furniture for sewing rooms, but you can also find a wide selection of designs online as well.