Just a quick post today to share some photos of my new rooftop sewing space! I showed you my previous sewing studio in my old apartment a few months ago, and this new space is where all my sewing stuff wound up after I moved into my boyfriend’s condo in May. I have to admit, it was quite an upgrade! 🙂 The biggest improvement was the abundance of natural light in the new space. This room comprises the top floor of the condo, complete with a skylight and lots of windows. It’s a pleasure to sew in such a sunny location.
The space consists of my sewing table, ironing board, and cutting table, all arranged around a rotating chair so that I have easy access to all 3 stations from a central location. When I’m not using the space, the ironing board and cutting table get folded up and put away. My desk and laptop also reside in this space, and the desk is easy to access when the ironing board is not in use.
The room looks out onto the rooftop deck, which is where I’ve been taking most of my blog photos lately. It’s wonderful to have so much light coming in from the windows, not to mention a sunny oasis just steps away! Since this room also serves as our guest bedroom, there’s a futon along one wall that folds out for overnight guests. Above the futon is a small portion of John’s huge book collection. In the back corner is a tall lamp for sewing at night, which I supplement with a desk lamp that didn’t make it into these photos. Between the two lamps, the room gets nice and bright even when the sun goes down.
One thing that this room lacks is storage, but thankfully my grad student salary means that I don’t really have much to store! Regular readers of this blog will know that I don’t have a stash (the horror!). I typically buy supplies for one project at a time, with the occasional purchase of 2-4 pieces of fabric if I come across something good. Any uncut fabric resides in a small cabinet in the bedroom, along with a bin in which I keep all my patterns and rulers. That’s it!
If you’re wondering what that plaid fabric is on my cutting table, it’s another pair of Sarrouel Trousers, aka #diapershorts. Yup, you read that right. 🙂 More to come on that once I finish sewing them up!
I hope you enjoyed this quick view of my minimalist but very functional sewing space. I’ve been really enjoying it and feel very fortunate to have made the upgrade! 🙂