I can’t call it a sewing room exactly, since it’s actually half of the bedroom, but I am so happy to finally have a usable, dedicated sewing space! All of this was largely inspired by the arrival of this new lovely:
After a long wait, my new serger has finally arrived! In the end, I decided to go for a Pfaff Coverlock 3.0, and so far I love it! I disregarded much of the advice that I received about the unwieldiness of having to re-thread combination machines and just went for it, because the reality is that it is highly unlikely that I’ll end up purchasing a standalone coverstitch machine. If it proves to be too much of a pain and I end up just using this as an overlocker, that’s fine. I got a great deal, and I plan to become very comfortable threading it – I am not afraid of you, serger!
It now lives on a new desk (twice the size of my old table) with my sewing machine. Don’t they look nice together? The serger has an awesome plexiglass extension table, which is a really nice addition!
My family chipped in for my birthday so that I would also be able to buy an adjustable-height cutting table. I can’t even begin to express how wonderful it is to have a table to work at standing height, rather than hunching over fabric and pattern pieces on the floor. E likes to sit at the table and colour while I work on my projects.
The whole thing is set up next to a massive window, so there is great light and I can see everything going on in the neighbourhood – I can be the nosy neighbour who knows everything about everyone! Just kidding – the view is pretty nice though:)
So, that is my new sewing space! I’m sure I will tweak it some more as I find out what works and what doesn’t, and I’m hoping to repaint and get rid of the blue walls, but it is already a massive improvement over what I had before. And on that note, I’m off to do some sewing!