Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Extreme Sewing Room Makeover Pt 2: Gathering the Materials

I have an idea in my head of what I'm going to do.

Cutting Area:
* I am going to put a peg board above my cutting table, but put a smaller table over there. This will get lots of items off of my table and our of drawers and up where I can see them.
* I am going to add PVC pipe to the legs of the table to raise it to a better cutting height. This will hopefully help with my back pain.

Peg Board Area:
* Hooks/baskets for: rulers, scissors/rotary cutters, ribbon, sharps, etc
* Hang up small clip boards with daily, weekly, and monthly to-do lists.

Fabric Storage:
* I am using Fabric Organizers to roll my fabric on (think mini fabric bolts at the store).
* I am going to put 2 shelves above my sewing table to show off my fabric and keep it off the floor and free up some shelves.
* I am going to put individual projects in their own tote and only work on the "tote projects" without adding any new ones to it until a tote is freed up from a finished project.

That will be a good start and chunk of my organization.

Here is what I have so far.

These are the totes for my individual projects.

Here are my supplies for the peg board and the two shelves (plus a handyman).
(paint, trim, peg board, wood for backing of peg board, C clamps, shelf brackets, and 2 boards for shelves)

Here is some of my fabric rolled onto the fabric organizers.


Sharon said...

You've got a great plan there! I'm rooting for you. And then when you're done you can come help me with mine! I'll feed you well, I promise. :P

Amy said...

It looks like your sewing room makeover has worn out your handyman! I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished!

Glo Sews said...

You have some great ideas! You have given me the inspiration I need to make some improvements to my sewing room too! Thanks for all the great ideas!