You’ll probably know by now if you follow my Instagram that I don’t have a huge sewing room; my crafting space is pretty modest and I’m definitely of the opinion that it’s possible to create a dedicated craft space in any room. Mine is in the corner of my bedroom.
I think the key to incorporating your crafting space into a bedroom or living room is not to disturb the style of the room. The fabrics I buy and clothes I make are generally bright and patterned and that’s almost the polar opposite to my interior style; I like my interiors calm and clean. So whilst if I had a dedicated sewing room I’d love to display my fabric stash, in this room it just doesn’t fit so I’ve incorporated it in with my other bedroom storage.
The most important thing for me is that everything is in grabbing distance. My storage isn’t completely sufficient for this because I’ve pretty much tried my hand at every crafty hobby going. So I’ve got additional under bed storage for my dormant hobbies; knitting, card making, painting, crochet, jewellery making, screen printing etc, and have my most used out which at the moment is sewing and calligraphy.
My fabric stash in this drawer is just bigger pieces – yardage for dresses or scraps big enough for ties and small projects. I keep tinier scraps for cards separately. Most of my stash is left over from dresses I’ve made. I don’t often buy a fabric and not already have a garment in mind so it never sits there for long.
I also store my patterns here. I just have a select few and usually put together a combination of several patterns for each garment. My favourites are Flora from By Hand London, Martha from Tilly and the Buttons, Betty from Sew Over It and Emery from Christine Haynes. Any combination of the above is a sure winner.