Sewing Room Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission.

In a few months I will be putting together a new sewing and crafting room. It.is.so.exciting. The possibility of having a sewing room and craft space that is spacious and organized ~ well it’s all I can think about. {Somewhere in all this sewing-room-dreaming I have to make other choices like counter tops, cabinets, and flooring ~ like that stuff is important 🙂 }

Below, I’ve put together a collection of sewing and crafting spaces that have elements of inspiration. Maybe it’s the color, possibly the layout, or a clever use of space.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

1. Chaletgirl

A cheerful room ~ I especially like the floor.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

2. Art Gallery Fabrics

If my ironing board has to sit out, I hope I can make it as cute as this one.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

3. Apartment Therapy

Great use of a small space. And, the chair is to die for.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

4.  More Apartment Therapy

Very well organized storage.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

5.  Elle Apparel

I am considering one of these ‘L’ shaped tables for sewing.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

6. Craftaholics Anonymous

I like the vibe of this room; it makes me feel like creating.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

7. The Little Things

Raise your hand if you love symmetry. {hand raised}

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

8. Raising Up Rubies

It’s a craft room most days and an occasional dining room when needed. No.wasted.space.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

9. Being Brook

Lots of great work surfaces.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

10. Tatertots and Jello

Another great use of a dining room.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

11. Jen-uninely Inspired

Everything has a place.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

12. Cottage Hill

Hide-away sewing cabinet ~ very clever.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

13. 33 Stitches

Who wouldn’t love all this color!

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

14. Better Homes and Gardens

I think my new house has high windows similar to these. That’s why I like this one.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

15. 36th Avenue

Red is my favorite color. Considering a red-themed room {not walls, though}

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

16. Fjeldborg

You’ll have to use Google Translate to read this one. So Scandinavian ~ beaded ceiling, walls, and floor. Be-yoo-tee-ful.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

17. Craftster

Red and Turquoise ~ works for me. Love all of the small storage containers so well organized.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

18.  We All Sew

This one doesn’t have a real ‘wow’ factor. I’m impressed by how orderly the room is.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

19. Patty Young (Mod Kid Boutique)

Love the red cabinets and the cutting table in the center of the room.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

20. DIY by Design

If all you get is a closet for sewing, then this is a great use of space.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

21. Infarrantly Creative

It’s remarkable how similar this space is to my future sewing room. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets.

You don’t need a huge home in order to have a sewing or craft room. Check out all of these creative ways that others are carving out a little space for their sewing and crafting. I think #20 is very clever.

Send me your best ideas ~ I’m going to need all the help I can get.

Similar Posts

39 Comments

  1. I’m going to have to still that idea about putting the two tables back to back. That will really help with machine quilting.

  2. Its amazing how people can keep their craft rooms so clean and organized, at least for a picture, lol. Mine looks like an explosion of colors and random supplies. Like the different organization ideas pictured here.

    1. I agree! Mine is generally full of pieces here and there during the creation, but I do try to clean up & put things away before the next project! Maybe they’re “between projects”. ?

  3. 40 x 70 cutting table – where can I get one of those!!! I’m so impressed ~ and, like you, I love looking out the window when I sew.

    1. I found mine at the thrift store. Was marked at $130.00 got it for $30.00. Sometimes I think it might be too big. LOL

    2. I got mine at Joanne Fabrics in Florida. The sides fold down and can be rolled away to the side which becomes only 15 inch wide

    3. OK, I have my sewing room, my closets were designed with shelves, like I wanted them; window for sewing machine to sit in front of. I know how I want my cabinets on the one side wall, cutting table, 30×80″, peg board or slot board for my rulers. Now just to get my brother to build my cabinets, ort find a local custom builder to build them for about the same amount he would charge me. Currently, the room is an Explosion of totes, overflowing bags, tables with machines on them, totally disorganized. I did not know how I wanted the room set up when I had the house built a couple years ago. Now I am so ready to have this completed, too!

  4. I have been trying all different ideas for my sewing/quilting room. So far not happy with any of them. My cutting table is always full of fabric, rulers, patterns, etc. Would love to be able to find a way of organizing all the fabric that ends up on that table. I have bins for larger pieces of fabric, largest yardage is wrapped around corrugated plastic boards, its the ones in between and in progress that make me nuts.

  5. I am sure you are not alone in that. My problem is that I can not work on Project from start to finish. I have to start the next one as soon as a idea pops in my head. That is when the fabric starts coming out 2 and 3 at a time.
    Any suggestions for my insanity?

    Helen

    1. I’ve never seen this. It’s a great use of space – At my last house I had a built in sewing counter. The only problem was when you tried quilting there was no place for the quilt so I had to quilt in my dining room. But it is amazing.

  6. In all the pictures I have seen if sewing/quilting rooms I have never seen any with a full sized quilting frame up. I have bought a house with a 10×15 ft bedroom just for my quilting frame n machine. I looked for months for ideas on how to set it up to no available. For those of us with quilting frames n machines you need to help us out.

  7. When I have binding left over I use the rolls from large cling wrap or toilet rolls and roll up the left over bindings.Then put them together in a container to hold them.

  8. I would love to have this much space for a sewing room. Mine is in half of the kitchen that should hold the table…luckily I live alone and don’t need it for that. Getting my sewing space put together is my focus for the next few weeks. I inherited a ton of vintage fabrics which I don’t have room for, so storage until I get them all sold is a priority right now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. dear leslie,everytime I get into this computer to get something, I always get on your site.I am trying to get all my sewing machines out and no matter how I get every machine is beautiful,I can’t get anything done.I promise that when my beautiful sewing room is finished,you will be first to know,shirley

  10. THANK YOU LESLIE,WITH NINE SEWING MACHINES AND TWO SERGEFRS THAT ARE USE…..BUT, I CAN’T GET RID OF THEM..SHIRLEY

  11. I started out at one of the sewing blogs.I saw you listed.so I finished it and now typing to you…
    now I have another machine coming,I don’t know what condition it in.I hate to see them thrown away.thanks,Shirley

  12. Very useful ideas given. I love those things. financially I um unable to do a that type of a sewing room. My dream is to make a lovely sewing room. If you have any fund raising project to do this type of work. I am in
    Sri Lanka. Pls. help.

  13. I had a 12′ x 12′ shed in my back yard,I painted the interior, had windows installed and I am decorating with shelves, desk from goodwill. Almost done and it cost less than $500.00 so far.

  14. I have a loft i’m converting to a sewing room.
    It’s not that big.
    A5X7 memo board i’m thinking of hanging in the open wall area with picutres on the back side for people on first floor to see.
    This would give me more wall space for shelves.
    any feedback would be appreciated.

  15. Hi Leslie,
    The sewing room ideas, that you shared are beautiful. I m also in the process of setting up my sewing room. Actually, I have done it many times, but after the season change, I had to shift my sewing place to another floor or another corner.
    I wish I could have a fixed place for all my sewing supplies, but many times we had to shift houses. So, the plan was haywire.
    Then, I got the house constructed and got the upper floor exclusively for my sewing hobby. But during summers, it got so hot and during winters, it was unbearably cold there.
    I also didn’t like the idea of leaving kids alone in the lower floor. Therefore, again I shifted my sewing machines downstairs.
    Now, kids have all their classes at home and I feel guilty to sew, while they are studying. Because my machines make some noise.
    That’s why again I am looking for a workable idea for myself. Wish me luck, that I am successful this time. Thanks for the great post with pics.

    1. I had a friend with 4 kids who had her machine on a spare wall in the dining room. She stored supplies in the china hutch. It was right in the middle of their messy family life and it worked for her for years. Because it was close to the kitchen she could work on projects while cooking, etc. It was never tidy (but with 4 kids that’s not happening anyway), but she enjoyed sewing in the middle of her family’s loud, busy, messy life.

      1. Rightly said. As there is a saying – “After every seven years, our life changes.” I think same applies to sewing room settings, too. As the life stage and requirement changes, there is some tweaks and turns to make sewing room more practical. Thanks:) God bless you.

      2. And yes, I must say this time I successfully got my things in order in my sewing space. I got the big table set up for cutting, ironing, sewing and everything. And I organized my sewing cabinet. You’r an inspiration. Thankx:)

  16. I am in the process of building retirement home. My space will be a 12′ X 12′ with a nice walk in closet. I am struggling on how to do the shelving in the U shaped closet. I think I only want 1 hanging rod approx 3 to 4′ long. Help!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.