Let’s start the sewing studio reveal with a good before and after collection. In the photos you can see that when we got the keys to the house, we also became the owners of a cherry office furniture collection. We sold and donated the furniture to clear the space for its makeover. We got to work and gave the entire room a refresh. We sanded the floor to remove the heavy wear in spots and I applied five thin coats of polyurethane (with light sanding in between). We added crown moulding and taller baseboards. I removed wallpaper and hung wallpaper. I painted the ceiling, walls, trim, windowsill, and air vent. John replaced the outlets and wired up the beautiful new light fixture. This room took a little longer than one month to complete. Moving everything in was SO exciting. A literal dream come true moment. Are you ready to see it?
Wallpaper: Coordonne Roses in “Wine” purchased from Wallpaper Direct
Paint color: “Beloved Pink” walls, “Polar Bear” trim, “Ultra Pure White” ceiling by Behr
Light fixture: Paige 3 Light Flush Mount by Mitzi
Welcome to our Sewing & Homeschool Studio!
I want to show you this room with a little life in it and how we actually use it. Studio lights aren’t exactly pretty, but it’s how the room looks day-to-day. They are a piece of what makes it a studio. I hope you like it!
Everything feels so functional and creative in this space. I love sitting in this room. It’s bright and cheerful. We have three large pieces of furniture that provide a lot of storage and useable space. My sewing cabinet is one of my treasured items. Unfortunately, the company that made it rebranded and stopped making this exact cabinet. They have a smaller sewing desk and a huge craft storage center. This cabinet is a perfect blend of the two.
Curtain rod: Mid-Century Curtain Rod by West Elm
Curtains: Matilda Sheer Curtains from Ikea
“Miss Fancy Lady”: Dress form from The Shop Company
Sewing chair: Bergmund dining chair with medium cover from Ikea
Sewing cabinet: Discontinued product from CreateRoom
Sewing machine: Similar sewing machine (updated)
Serger: Brother 1034D
Our homeschool cabinet is a dining sideboard and it functions perfectly for our needs. It holds our workbooks, flashcards, microscope, sewing kits, paints, beads, paper, maps, and more. The open section in the middle holds our most frequently used tools and books. It is very easy for the girls to get their things in and out.
School cabinet: Liatorp Sideboard from Ikea
The worktable is a vital element to the room. The girls sit on their stools to do their work on the bar side of the island. On the other side I keep my larger cuts of fabric in plastic bins. We try to keep this table ready for anything and one tool that helps with that goal is this pencil caddy. All of our writing and coloring supplies come and go with ease. The cutting mat stays put so I can cut out fabric any time. This also is my favorite spot to fold laundry.
Worktable: Tornviken Kitchen Island from Ikea
Large cutting mat: 24×36″ Fiskars cutting mat (purchased at JoAnn)
Stools: Bergmund bar stools from Ikea
Pencil caddy: Light purple
My full Amazon Storefront has all sorts of items, sewing and homeschool related, that we use regularly.
I hope you enjoyed a look into our studio! Now go get creative and make something you love.
Sonya B. says
I am 55 years old and just learning to sew. I have watched almost all of your YouTube videos at least once. You are such a good teacher and you don’t go too fast for “sewing dummies “ like me who are starting out. I know you are so busy but I do hope you can continue with your videos. You are so helpful! BTW your new sewing room is just beautiful!
Thank You 🙏
Thank you for sending such a sweet note. I’m so glad I have been helpful to you as you learn to sew.