Sew Caroline Studio Tour

If you’ve followed my blog for a long time now, you have probably seen me share my studio space at one time or another. It has been an ever-changing place of creativity over the past few years, and I’ve honestly just been thankful to HAVE  place to create.

Ever since I started doing “Sew Caroline” full-time, I have craved a space of my own where I can create, invite others over to create, be inspired, and just be happy. I can honestly say that I have never been happier with my studio and am 100% proud of all that it offers. The natural lighting, the sewing space, the “office work” space, the living space, etc. It is somewhere that I don’t mind spending 12 hours or more a day working in, my husband can join me in the evenings, I can have crafty/sewing friends over to work together, etc. It’s a place I can call my own and I am so pumped about it. I know that many people don’t have the space in their homes for an in-home studio like mine. Trust me, I know. I am counting my blessings because this is the only spare room we have in our house and if a little one comes along any time in the near future I’m not sure what I’ll do.. but until then I’ve got this gorgeous space to work out of and I’m going to soak it up while I can!Sew Caroline Studio Sew Caroline Studio / #Janome Sew Caroline Studio / #Janome Sew Caroline Studio // #Janome Sew Caroline Studio Sew Caroline Studio Sew Caroline Studio Sew Caroline Studio // #Aurifil Sew Caroline StudioSew Caroline StudioI get a lot of questions about where this and that is from in my studio, so I thought I would share!

My pegboard: I bought a piece of pegboard at Home Depot and had them cut it to size. I (David) put 2x4s around the edges so the hooks have somewhere to go and do not hit the wall. I SPRAY PAINTED the board with Valspar Outdoor Color in Koi Pond. I use regular peg board hooks to attach things to the board. This is where I organize EVERYTHING sewing notion/thread related.

Spool holder: These are just regular spool holders from the craft store hung up by pegboard hooks. I have a lot of thread, so I use two (a small and large).

Gallery wall: My mom had my Sew It All magazine feature framed, A few crafty projects I made or were given to me, the “keep calm” print is from the Keep Calm Shop, and the other print is from my friend Lindsey at Pen and Paint

Couch: the couch is a hand-me-down sleeper that I threw a slipcover from Target on to. I love how it brightens up the room! The pillows were made with my Gleeful Fabrics using this tutorial.

Sewing desk: This desk has lasted me about 8 years! I love it! It was a random purchase from Target.com one year in college and I am sew happy I held onto it. It holds both my machines plus plenty of room for big projects. (similar)

Turquoise rolling cart: everyone and their mother has this, I know.. but I can’t resist something in this color, sorry not sorry 😉 From IKEA.

Cork board: cork roll given to me for Christmas and I used crown molding from Home Depot to line the edges. Also spray painted with Valspar Outdoor Color in Koi Pond

Green chair: hand me down from my uncle who works for Steelcase

Instagram prints: printed at Walgreens for about $12. Yes, they print square now!!! And hung to wall with washi tape

Sewing machine: Janome 4120

Serger Machine: Janome 7043D

FABRICS: buttttt where are all your fabrics?? I keep my Gleeful Fabrics on their rolls displayed nicely in my studio space until they’re all gone… I keep the rest of my fabrics stored in a small closet in one of those hanging fabric shoe racks that goes over the rod in the closet. This hidden closet also holds a box full of patterns, shipping supplies, my Cricut Explore, and other random things 😀 Oh, and I have a giant basket full of scraps that I just can’t get rid of.

Cutting: I cut on the floor. Not ideal, but it’s what we’re working with!

OK, I think I covered it all. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask away in the comments!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!xoCaroline

 

 

28 thoughts on “Sew Caroline Studio Tour

  1. HI! What surface do you use to cut your fabrics? I feel like i need a super long extra wide space, but just don’t have that in my office/craft room.

    1. glad you asked this! I had forgotten to mention this and where I store my fabrics. I added it to my post, but I cut on the floor :/ definitely not ideal, but it works.

      1. Love your sewing space! I cut on the floor too! I’m a teacher and sitting on the floor is almost by nature–and it works–even at 62 years young!!

  2. love, love, LOVE your space!! it’s as bright and cheerful as you are and really shows both your personality AND your talent! what sort of lighting do you have? (because I KNOW you sew after the sun goes down!)

  3. I was going to say, “but where do you cut??” But then you answered it at the end! I cut 50/50 on my small cutting table and on the floor too. I would really love an extra large cutting table, but my home studio is about half the size of yours! I loved this tour and I’m obsessed with the peg board! Gotta get me one of those.

    I recently re-did my studio too, and you can see the result here: http://tinyurl.com/MBpgm

  4. Oh what a beautiful space!

    There’s nothing better for creative thinking, than a gorgeous working area, and this is just that! You’re a lucky duck for having such a huge amount of room and for the natural light too! I love how you’ve personalised the area and made it highly functional too!! Win!

    I hope to, one day, own a wee craft room of my very own ; )

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

  5. Oh I love this!!!! I have my own little craft space but it’s not much of a space because it is so junky right now :/ I need time (and money!) to do what I want to do with it!

  6. Wowie, superstar! I was just roaming around Pinterest looking for sewing room organizing ideas/inspiration for a client next week. I clicked on the pin that caught my eye and that I thought would be helpful for my project. Looky where it brought me. I was on the phone with my mom at the time and almost fell out of my desk chair hollering with excitement!!!!! We both had a moment of celebration over our Sew Caroline! You’re doing it right girl, I can learn a lot from you, and I just did. I love you! xoxx

  7. Now, why didn’t I think of this! Pegboard organization and time saving all at the same time. Thanks for sharing your idea. Love your decor too.

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