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Making Your Workspace Work For You

IMG3 My Big Cutting TableIf you want to sew but never seem to do it, maybe it's your space that's the problem. Here are some clever hacks to fix YOUR sewing space.

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ichigo  
  Despite having larger work area than most people in Sweden in a small apartment (at hobby level), I do not have room for anything. >_<; My work setup is scaled for doll sewing, it is ok! but for human size, it is awkard. I would love to have cutting table. I could theoretically fit in a foldable cutting table but then I have to sacrifice a work surface table for my non-machine-sewing works. (basically everything else)

If I had a table on wheels, and is height adjustable within 2-3 seconds (without too much straining) and "underpinnings" not taking too much as I store boxes under.. Then yeah. But cost matters too!

Alternatively I could sacrifice the ironing board (I have a normal 70s one, I dislike the metal based one I had!) and make removable ironing board to put on the surface. (also foldable because small width)
 
Last edited on 06.05.2017 15:14 by Helena Hultén
 
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redthreaded  
  Small spaces are tricky for sure! Working on a doll scale must simplify a lot of space issues. You could perhaps do something like Denise with a table that doubles as an ironing board if you're frustrated with your current setup.  
 
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ichigo  
  Exactly. Doll sewing it works, but when I go human.. ehh.

Someday, someday. :)
 
 
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clothsprogs  
  Such good and practical ideas but most of them ssume more space than a lot of people have available.

I'm among he luckier ones in that I have a sewing room. I'm a hobby costumer and share a large sewing room with my husband (also a hobby costumer) but he seldom gets to use his half of the room as it's always full of my overspilled sewing stuff...

I love the cutting table and ironing table ideas (although cutting on the floor has the advantage that it leaves the fabric nowhere to slide-off to...) but with the costume hanging, fabric storage, pattern cupboards, trim and other bits storage, the bookshelves, the pattern-cupboards and the worktop with the sewing-machines and overlocker there's not really space left for a cutting-table without taking up the circulation-space for moving the room.

The room seemed SO big when it was first built and we started moving in the sewing stuff too...

I guess we'll have to carry on with the disporganised old muddling along we've always done.

Teddy
 
Last edited on 06.05.2017 19:56 by Teddy .
 

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