Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Workroom

Many of you have said that you would like to see my workroom so I spent some time last week cleaning and organizing so I could post pictures of it.   I can’t bring myself to post pics of the before so just imagine scraps all over the floor and dust bunnies the size of small children.
My work table is about 12’ by 5’ and holds a lot of fabric and tools.
This is where I keep all my sewing supplies like thread, pillow forms, cardboard tacking, pellon, crinoline, cording, shirring tapes, fishing line, rings, screw eyes, drapery pins, weights, glue bottles, spray adhesive, magic sizing,  grommets, staples, screws, giant lint roller, etc……..
I’m really excited about the change in this closet because it was a disaster ! 
These are the only folded scraps I kept.  I took the rest to the interior design class at the high school.  In the bucket is all my tassel making supplies and the red thing is a compressor for the staple gun.
I hung this new shelf for my trim supply.
There’s my garden where I frolic on my breaks, heehee.
My “desk” is where I keep all my notes and a calculator because there is a lot of math involved in making custom window coverings.
This is my baby lock serger, it is wonderful for seaming together widths of fabric and for hemming interlinings.
This commercial Singer is used for straight stitching and for zig zagging to sew on rings and gathering fabric. If you want to gather fabric and you don’t have the ruffle attachment you can take fishing line and tie little rings to each end and then zig zag over the fishing line and it will gather your fabric.
I’m going to try really hard to keep it clean and organized because it feels so good !


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your workroom, Tammy, and thanks for sharing it! Such a great space for creating. I think I could have a good time going through your trims and fabric scraps!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Mucho cleano! Holy cow. My studio looks nothing like that. And neither does my workroom! Mine looks more like a tornado went through it about six times over. And when I TRY to pick it up it doesnt even come close to looking that neat! lol!

angie said...

Nice studio Tammy! Looks like you have lots of space.

Anonymous said...

How nice to be have such a large space to work in! Very organized too. :-) Hope you have a good week...

Joy said...

You have a great workroom. What a great space to create all you beautiful pillows and drapes.
That mural is great. What a good idea to put up there.

♥ Joy

Kathysue said...

Tammy,this is a serious workroom How lucky to have such a wonderful space. I love the fabric sitting on the work table,fun piece!! Kathysue

Design Esquire said...

So, this is where all the magic happens? It looks fantastic.

Deborah said...

Nothin' like a camera to provide inspiration for cleaning up a workroom, huh! :) Your space looks really organized, and I love the garden.

Awesome Sara said...

this is gorgeous!!!

Carrie said...

Love your workroom!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

For someone like me, who doesn't sew...that is like walking into a country where I don't speak the language. I do appreciate all those fabrics and I love that work table. Mine would be covered in fresh flowers, silks and food! We all have our skills:)


aneyefordetail said...

You might like to see this video (very different product, but a real working space) : Nicole has helped me with my blog design (she's great!!!), and posted this video of her studio space.
It's fascinating to see how everyone works, yes? Maybe I'll do a video of my studio/office too....!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Always wished I could sew! Beautiful workroom. Looks very practical and well organized.

DesignTies said...

That's a great looking workroom filled with loads of great supplies!! Must be great to have such a huge table to work on :-)

Thanks for stopping by DesignTies :-)


Lauren said...

tammy it looks great!!! Must get the cretive juices going!! So pretty & functional.


Mimi said...

Fabulous work space...I would love that table when I have to iron a tablecloth!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your workroom is wonderful. Lots of great space to work and so much wonderful storage! And your garden is the perfect kind, one that looks beautiful, but requires no kind of garden!

Kat :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Not learning to sew is one of my life's regrets... Your sewing room looks great and like a fun place to play. I loved your take on "Something to talk about."

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

P.S. it sure looks like a carpet pad... surley it is not!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

Your workroom, WOW! You don't mess around.

I added myself to your list of followers, I'm in desperate need of inspriation when it comes to window treatments. I'll be watching VERY closely.



Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

My kids just bought me my first sewing machine! I am inspired by your beautiful workroom but nervous to begin! I have been sewing "in my head" and now it's time to start...I'll follow you to pick up tips.

Nouveau Stitch said...

I'll give that clean room a WEEK, max! I'll never forget when I did a job shadow at a large workroom I walked in and tried to clean the place up. I couldn't imagine working in that much chaos! Fast forward about four years later and my workroom looks just as bad. As my mentor told me, "If your workroom is clean, somebody's not doing their job!

Great space!


Tammy@InStitches said...

Ellen, you are so right ! I'll actially be sad if it stays clean because that's not a good sign of a busy workroom !

Madison Lane said...

OK, I've been inspired to clean my workroom. I'm jealous that you have the willpower to only keep a few scraps. I must need professional help by now!

Julie B. said...

wow, awesome work table! can you share what table you have - was it custom made? also, did you wrap it with something (the top of the table)? It really is an awesome space!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Yes, I had the table custom made and it bolts together so it comes apart if I ever need to move it. It is covered with a special padding that is for worktables and it has a canvas fabric on top of that.
Thanks for all the sweet comments.

Pink Wallpaper said...

WOW, i am fascinated by your space. i am dying to learn how to sew.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic site, I hadn't noticed before in my searches!
Keep up the fantastic work!

Anonymous said...

Pat - Tammy rocks and really stays on top of things!

Newton Custom Interiors said...

Very nice studio! You do have a nice big room. Love your big table with the cabinet underneath.

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