Sewing Studio Ideas

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I don’t know about you but I fight(ignore) a constant battle re the volume of “stuff” in my sewing space.

A few months back my husband hit upon the idea of fitting kitchen units for storing all my fabric in, sadly I fail to keep my stash down enough to be able to successfully put it away and shut the doors! The long length of kitchen work top is fab for laying out patterns, and bags in process, however I fail to tick to one project at a tiem so it becomes cluttered.

Sewing studio

Here are a few snapshots with some sewing studio ideas for storage (of course I would never move stuff around in order to take the pictures!!). I am fortunate to have lots of light, overlooking the garden.


I currently store my threads in a former fishing tackle box, but would love to have an old printing press tray mounted on the walls filled:)


Rather like Katherines🙂

Button storage

Jam jar button storage

Store my buttons, colour coded in glass jars

Sewing basket

Sewing basket

Generally I am not sentimental however this room hold memories,; this basket was woven, and lined by my Gran, and the flowers made by my then four year old.

Storage tins, sewing studio ideas

Storage Tins

The tin boxes were also my Grans, and contain yet more buttons (again Grans). My gran passed away when I was 18, I remember her with great affection and as a kindred spirit, she was very influential  encouraging my creativity,

The room of course holds various upcycled elements, I particularly like the record book end, denim basket, glass jar pin cushion and the gorgeous tin boxes.

How do you organise your work space, I am particularly interested in ideas for reducing quantities of fabric?!


PS Have you noticed I have successfully moved to, thanks to the great people at for their support in moving my subscribers across.



  1. September 14, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Fun post, Vicky! And thank you for the shout out, too! Mine is always a work in progress . . . in fact, I’m in the mood to give it a shake down right now! 🙂

    • Amylouise5
      September 14, 2013 / 10:49 pm

      You are very welcome:) It is such a tip generally – the observant will notice no picture of kitchen work units crammed with fabric!! Enjoy you shake down:)

  2. Evelyn Kelly
    September 19, 2013 / 6:50 am

    That’s great!!! I like your idea of storing threads in tackle box and those storage tins are fantastic. You have done great job for making your studio beautiful and thank you so much for sharing this beautiful experience with us.
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