7 Sewing Room Ideas That Boost Productivity and Style

For those who love to sew but need help staying organized, these ideas can help boost productivity and inspire creative flair. From repurposed scraps to labeled cubbies, it’s time to create a space that’s fun to work in.

1. Make Your Workspace into a Showroom

Choose a space with lots of natural light. If the room is used to take appointments with clients, include a sitting area to discuss projects and share a refreshment. A rack with your latest creations will spark client interest. If you have customers or models try on clothes, a small fitting room comes in handy as well. These simple ideas turn the workspace into a showroom.

2. Repurpose Unused Swatches

Instead of throwing away unused fabric, consider showcasing it on a wall. Incorporate designs and colors from favorite projects — framing a few creates an on-trend gallery wall.

3. Stay Organized By Tracking Favorite Shops and Websites

Some girls collect purses, sewers collect things they can use on their creations. To cut down on clutter, multi-functional mainstays like thread, zippers and sewing tools should be carefully organized and labeled. It’s also a good idea to create a journal or address book with favorite shops or websites, so the information is always handy when stock runs low. Zippers, in particular, are a versatile mainstay and can be ordered online at https://www.zippershipper.com.

4. Upholster the Ironing Board

Though useful, ironing boards aren’t the most attractive sewing room accessory. To add a little pizzazz, patterned, bright or printed upholstery turns this drab piece of equipment into eye-catching, functional decor.

5. Open Shelf Cubbies Make Fabric and Supplies Easy to Find

Keep patterns in open shelf cubbies until you need them again. They can even be tucked away in a drawer if you organize them. There’s no need to keep them handy between projects.

6. Think Vertically

If the craft room is relatively small, it’s time to think vertically. Floating shelves are very useful in a sewing room. Hangers, shelves and wall units provide the mean to use every inch of available space in the room, so sewers and designers can block out patterns without tripping over a mess.

7. Get a Large Work Table

Choose a long work table made of sturdy wood or metal. This provides lots of surface space so there’s room to spread out during the creative process. Use floor lamps and task lights for better visibility during all night work sessions.

There are plenty of other ways to create a beautiful place that is fun to work in, so sewers and designs can use their talents to make even more improvements.

Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.