If you have a spare bedroom, home office or even a sunny corner with potential, convert the space into a lovable craft haven with these sewing room design ideas. Jot down the sewing room design ideas that you like and add to an inspiration board with photos, sketches and color swatches. You can maximize your space at low to no cost with these thrifty sewing room designs for any budget. If you have your own sewing room design ideas, please add them to the comments!
1. Use a spare closet: If you cannot devote an entire room to your favorite hobby, you can utilize a closet as the base for your sewing room. Best of all, you can close the door(s) of your sewing room to hide clutter or works in progress. A sturdy table can fold out of the closet for working with fabric (drop-leaf construction) and you can set up shelves above the table. You can place your sewing machine on a separate flat surface inside the closet which never moves. My favorite sewing room design ideas allow spaces to be multi-purpose, for example in a spare bedroom still being used for guests.
2. Cork Boards: Set up cork boards around your sewing table to hang pattern instructions, sewing inspiration, fabric swatches and more. To coordinate with your design, use a piece of fabric and scrap ribbon to create your own inspiration board.
3. Prep your cutting table: Practically ever sewer will need a large cutting table. Cover your table permanently with a self-healing mat for quick and easy cutting. The cutting table should be 34-40 inches high so that you are not stooping when cutting. For one of my favorite sewing room design ideas, you can create a large cutting table with two card tables pushed together, set on blocks or bricks to the right height. Use a fabric skirt to disguise the blocks and utilize the space underneath the table for storage.
4. Prep your pressing area: Set up an ironing board and a nearby shelf for pressing supplies. If space is limited, you can use a table-top sewing board or use a folding, wall or door mounted ironing board. A swing-out rod mounted on the wall for hanging is useful next to your pressing area, if you do not have a closet for hanging.
5. Get creative with storage: Use large, glass mason jars to store and display supplies like buttons, ribbons and trim on a shelf. Decoupage a plain wood box with old paper sewing patterns to store your collection of patterns. Make your own storage baskets with fabric, painted or covered cardboard or even chicken wire. Make your own thread board with a thick piece of wood and nails. Use a pencil to mark every 1 ¾ inch across and down your board. Hammer a nail into the board, making sure not to puncture the other side. Arrange your spools of thread by color.