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Organising the sewing room...

Sewing Tools

...Love the new sewing machine so much, makes me wonder why it took me so long to spend money on a good machine, in fact I wonder why I would bother at all with a cheap machine!   Granted $500 isn't exactly a huge outlay, but it is a wise outlay, basically,  I have historically only sewed when I needed something, or someone asked me to hem pants legs, make a dress,  etc. ,  or while at work, now I do something sewing related nearly everyday.  I have also started organising everything like never before, I am sorting the interfacing from the rest of the materials, finding ribbons amongst the sewing notions, finding garments already cut and ready to sew amongst more fabric!  It's hectic, but fulfilling, seeing things organised.  I have prewashed tons of fabric in the last day or so, some of it still on the line, now I have alot of fabric ready to be fashioned into amazing garments hehe.  All this because I know when I get on the machine, it is going to work and work well am stoked!


Anyway, I love boxes tins and baskets for organising, I like finding pieces that can be used in a variety of ways, the plastic storage bins are great but sometimes get too bulky and unsightly. [caption id="attachment_276" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Mini drawers and containers Mini drawers and small plastic containers for things such as needles, pins, tape measures, etc.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_275" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Boxes from IKEA Boxes from IKEA: handy for A4 papers/books[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_274" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Baskets are great for smaller things that need to be easily accessed.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_271" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Large plastic bins full of fabric to be cut into.
These bins usually have handles, unfortunately our dog Bowzer seems to like plastic handles and has chewed off nearly every one she gets near!![/caption]   Even though the sewing room doubles as a school room (The room I'm using is quite large, it has our upstairs tv area in one 1/4, the computer area in the other 1/4, the sewing room in another 1/4 and the homeschool area in the last 1/4.)  I have separated my sewing area with bookcases and a separate table for the machines. [caption id="attachment_282" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Before Before:
During homeschooling[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_283" align="aligncenter" width="300"]After After:
Tables cleared and ready to go, I do want to get a large piece of plyboard to go over the top but have to wait til the husband is ready to come and help :)[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_286" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wire shelving: I do want a cabinet where I can close everything in but for now this works[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_284" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is the sewing area: Metal shelving on the right is from a hardware store, only $12.99AUD each, so very economical![/caption]  

Sewing machine update

I was lucky enough to pickup a walking foot for my Bernina of Gumtree here in Australia (an online trading place) for only $5 plus postage, I felt a bit guilty, seeing as they are $60+ on Ebay, so gave an extra $5 for running around etc. lol [caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bernina Walking Foot yay![/caption]    

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