Category: Studio Tour

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Sewspire Studio Update, Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

In this week’s studio update we are offering a tour of the studio with a focus on organization, talking about the yoga bag remake, the upcoming design workshop series and previewing Saturday’s planned sewing tutorial.







Please join us on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (E.S.T.) for our live stream Q & A session and our new Sewspire tradition, #whatisinyourmug. Please send your questions in advance to or tune into the live stream to chat in real time with the Sewspire community.



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!


Sewspire Sewing Studio

Sewing Studio Tour, Design, Inspiration and Giveaway!

Sewspire Sewing Studio
Sewspire Sewing Studio

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

It is Monday, May 1st and we are kicking off our next Sewspire Video Series which will focus on designing and/or reclaiming a functional and inspirational creative space to serve as your sewing studio.

There are 8 essential components of a highly functional sewing space:

Cutting / Layout Table

Sewing Table

Ironing Board

Fabric Storage

Notion Storage


Inspirational Decor

In this weeks video, I will show you how I have incorporated these facets into my commercial sewing studio. In a future video and a few Facebook live sessions we will address your greatest studio challenges and questions. Please feel free to post your questions, photos and videos regarding studio organization to the Sewspire Facebook page and we will discuss solutions to as many of those posts as possible. You may also comment below. As part of the series we will be designing and sewing three projects that you can use to organize and beautify your creative space.

Until we meet again, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!



P.S. This week I am giving away a box of designer fabric remnants. You can enter to win this drawing and all subsequent Happy Handmade Mail giveaways here.


Sewing blogger, Andrea Chapman's, new studio

New Studio Tour

Hey y’all!

I am here to take you on a tour of our new sewing studio! I am so excited to show you where I will be recording all of our future sewing tutorials and I hope you like how I have decorated the space. I can hardly wait to hear what you think! So, please leave me a comment below and if you enjoy this video and are interested in sewing, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and this blog!

XO! Andrea