Category: Studio Organization

Sewspire Sewing Studio

Designing your studio space

While it certainly is fun to dream up a big beautiful sewing studio — I have come to realize, the smaller the work space the more efficient and effective I am. So, please don’t let your perceived lack of space stop you from learning to sew and instead let us focus on how you can get creative with the space you have!

Another perk of working in a small space is that it is easier to keep clean and organized. Regardless of the size of your sewing area, organization and functionality should be a top priority. It can become very costly and time consuming to mistakenly duplicate purchases because you are unable to find the original materials.

If you are currently designing your studio space, you’ll want to incorporate five areas which each serve a specific function:

  1. Sewing table and chair
  2. Cutting table with layout space
  3. Ironing board and iron
  4. Notions storage and organization
  5. Fabric storage and organization

Now, on the opposite end of the spectrum…

Let’s say you are lucky enough to have a dedicated and fully furnished sewing room; but, unfortunately have let it get totally out of control.  You may not even be able to see the floor or perhaps the space has become a catchall storage room rather than the creative haven you once imagined. No worries, we have been there and done that and are totally committed to helping you take back your creative space. When you are ready, to roll up your sleeves and get down to business, you can download our handy dandy guide How to Reclaim Your Sewing Space with Ease and Grace which will gently walk you through a fool proof organization strategy…so that you can get back to the sewing table lickety-split!

 

How to sew a hanging file folder from fabric

How to sew a hanging folder file

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a hanging folder file. For this project you will need two rectangular cuts of quilt weight cotton fabric that measure 12″ wide by 21″ long and 1 standard hanging file folder.

I hope you enjoy the project and will share photos of your file folders in action with our creative community on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages.

I will be back next week with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

Blissfully yours,

Andrea

P.S. Congratulations Mary Baldon you are this week’s Happy Mail winner! If you would like to join in on the fun and would enjoy receiving a handmade gift in the mail, you can enter to win here.

How to Sew a Divided Organizer Caddy by Sewspire

How to sew a divided organizer caddy

How to Sew a Divided Organizer Caddy by Sewspire
How to Sew a Divided Organizer Caddy by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a divided organizer caddy that you can use to organize a variety of items.

For this project you will need approximately 3/4 yard of 54″ twill material, such as the Premier Prints used in the demo piece.

To begin, precut the following pattern pieces:

(3) 6″ x 12″ exterior body panels

(12) 6″ x 6″ interior body panels and exterior side panels

(2) 3″ x 8″ handles

When finished the organizer caddy measures approximately 4.5″ tall, 11″ wide and 5″ deep.

As part of my ongoing Happy Mail project, I am giving away one of these fabulous organizer caddy’s to a lucky subscriber. To enter, simply enter your name and email address here.

I am also pleased to announce Melanie Reed is the winner of last week’s Happy Mail drawing for a box full of designer fabric remnants! Congratulations to you Melanie and thank you for participating!

I will be back next week with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know, the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea