Hello! I thought I’d give you a little update and tell you what I’ve been up to since my 2022 year review blog post. And of course, we all love to hear about a sewing room makeover don’t we? 😉
Well, a couple of months before Christmas my mum gave me her lovely Bernina 1230 sewing machine. Mum’s nearly 94 and her eyesight and health aren’t what they were so sadly she no longer sews. She wanted me to have her machine while she was still around to know that I was enjoying it. But here’s the thing I had no room in my sewing area for it and it ended up sitting in its box in the corner for quite a while.
Then halfway through January, I started to think about how I could accommodate the machine and a plan was hatched for a sewing room update.
First of all, I did some research… and by research, I mean sitting and watching sewing room tours on YouTube for inspiration, haha!
Next, I started measuring up my space and looking at Ikea table options etc. and a plan (and an Ikea order) was made 🙂
First things first though. A fresh coat of paint was needed as part of the room refresh not least because where the old tables were there were holes and untidy areas on the walls so after dismantling the old set up I painted the walls in a nice fresh cream colour.
A Plan Comes Together
I bought two Ikea Lagkapten tabletops. One is 120cm long and the other is 140cm long.
The table legs are the Olov adjustable ones and I have them set at 67cm high plus the depth of the tabletop. This gives me a nice comfortable working height.
I also treated myself to a Skadis Pegboard and a Rashult trolley for my ironing equipment.
I made myself a new thread storage board and changed its location so that it’s no longer in direct light to reduce fading of the threads. It’s not difficult to make one. Mine is a piece of MDF board that I drilled holes into. The 5mm diameter wooden dowels came from eBay I think and I gave it a couple of coats of white paint before knocking in the dowels.
And finally, I made a simple change to my fabric storage drawers. I dislike visual clutter, so just the simple addition of some white paper lining the front and sides of the drawers and everything now looks fresh and bright and clean. This simple change makes a big difference. And so that I know what fabrics I have, I’ve cut a small sample of each piece and put them onto a card on my notice board with a description of what they are etc.
And that’s it my 3 Berninas look very happy on their new tables and the whole space feels so much more spacious, uncluttered and efficient.
And now for the obligatory before and after photos…enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed my sewing room makeover. See you soon! And let the sewing begin!