I’m so excited to be finally revealing my sewing room studio today!! We’ve only lived here four years haha! I absolutely love how it turned out – it’s so fun and it’s so fabulous having a spot for everything.
It has a vintage vibe (of course) and we diy’d several things as well! Let me show you around!
This is the first time I’ve ever had a dedicated work/sewing space! In our previous houses I just used the dining room table and a closet (or two)! So when we found this house with a converted patio/sunroom, I immediately stuck my flag in the ground and claimed the room! This is right off our family room so I can leave the door open and hear everything going on but still be separate – it’s great! And let’s talk about all those windows!
I’ve run some shelving over the windows along the long wall – they are perfectly for showing off my vintage globe collection. I love the color they add to the room too! Updated: The valances are made from vintage handkerchiefs – you can find my tutorial for those here! I love how much color they add to the room.
I’ve got a fun little loveseat in the room as well. It’s great for when someone wants to come in and hangout while I’m working! Or for just sitting and stitching on.
One of my favorite parts of the room is my cutting table! We took my son’s old dresser and painted it a pretty green with chalk paint! Then my husband added a large tabletop with legs on the back side of the dresser. It’s so big and perfect for cutting and planning projects.
I like to use vintage cannisters for storage – they look so much cuter and they can hold so much!
I’ve found some vintage cabinets for holding fabric and supplies – they’re not the same but I love the eclectic look they have together. The cabinet on the far left is for vintage sheets and fabrics, the center cabinet holds current fabrics and basics and the right cabinet is for yarn and mailing supplies for my shop!
I’ve had so much finding little decor things as well – and using vintage items for storage like these wood spools for my lace.
We DIY’d the table for my main sewing machine too! It’s made of two end tables and my husband created this tabletop that is raised above the end tables with little legs. The baskets hold my templates and notions that I use most for sewing. I couldn’t find any drawer pulls I liked so I used sweet vintage fabric as the handles!
I’ve added some more storage for notions and fabric along the short wall too! I used vintage sheets to cover the cube boxes that are in the center there – I love how much color they add.
And of course – all the hoops!! I have gathered up my favorite hoop art for the wall over my embroidery machine.
I just love how it’s all come together! It’s definitely a dream space to create in!
I hope you’ve had fun looking around the room!! If you have questions about anything let me know!
Toni Miller says
This is the most gorgeous and inspiring sewing room that I have ever seen! You have so much natural light to illuminate your work and show your fabrics in the truest colors possible, and everything is so ergonomic while still remaining beautiful and feminine. Your vintage decor and collectibles are charming, and the total effect is of a magical space in which to produce even more lovely creations. I wish you many decades of happiness and creativity in your awe-inspiring room. It was truly worth the wait!
This is so beautiful!!! How did you cover the cubes with fabric?
Absolutely beautiful! Love the hankies and globe collection. Well just everything!!
Shirley Hoover says
Your room is amazing! I can’t begin to point out a favorite. I love it all. Your talent and eye for detail is stunning. Thanks for sharing. While looking at the pictures, I was drawn in and didn’t want to leave.
There are no words! Its wonderful! I love everythings in the room❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
How do you avoid fading of fabrics exposed to so much light in storage?
LORENA A BOUTIN says
It’s light and bright and beautiful. It certainly is a wonderful space to be creative.
Jean Burke says
What a beautiful space you have created! The globes are stunning…..every piece has been thoughtfully chosen. Just stunning results….enjoy every moment in there!!
Little Quiltsong says
Your sewing room is just awesome :)!! Love all the natural lighting in there and how you used older furniture pieces to make them look amazing – and just perfectly vintage. So special!! I need to sit down on that love seat and take in all the beautiful fabrics you have – love how organized everything is. Enjoy Bev – you have a beautiful spot to create in!
Cindy Pilkington says
Please let me know when the house next door or acrosss the street is available for sale, as I want to be your sewing neighbor and friend! Love, love all that you’ve done, especially using so much vintage! The natural lighting is marvelous! Bravo to you for your vision and your handy husband too!
Laurie I says
That sewing room is absolutely AMAZING!! You have everything you need in that gorgeous room. Fantastic job!!
Rosa parks says
Beautiful room I wish I had a room like this it’s great
Maya Kuzman says
Gosh! It is absolutely divine! I could just sit there and soak every single detail you added to this room! I am sure sewing and creating here is a unique experience!
Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, your sewing table is especially cool and the cutting table! I would never want to leave your studio!
What a fun and colorful place to create!
Maggie Martin says
Bev, your studio is marvelous! All those windows, the brick wall, the light!! The cutting table is to die for, love it. I love eclectic, it has so much character.
The little multi drawer rolling table, I have one that is in daily use (thread lives in that little high rise) and the screws tend to back out of the plastic drawers, to keep from having to tighten them and possibly cracking a drawer front I put a sheet of Luan plywood on the back, it has remained good for 4 years now. I also made a vinyl cover for it to keep out dust and cat hair from my helpers.
Great job on that beautiful room!
Karen Ball says
Oh those windows and natural light! Oh those bright and cheerful colors! Oh the wonderful storage and work surfaces! Oh, you have a wonderful wonderful space made perfect with your creativity and what you love!!!!!
Sally Christiansen says
Such a beautiful room! Love your hankie valance!
Karen Gardner says
This is absolutely the perfect sewing studio! I just adore everything you have done – and those WINDOWS!! Thank you for sharing.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! So warm and inviting….I LOVE all the vintage touches, and clever use of dresser and end tables!
Anna Allard says
The best sewing room ever! I am in love with your sweet furniture…and the use of canisters for storage is pure genius! I definitely won’t be passing on the next cute vintage canister set I see, as I now know what to do with it! Enjoy your pretty new space!
Trish Schweitzer says
Your room is absolutely beautiful! I’ll bet you love to just go and stand in the room and look at it all the time. I agree with everyone else, those windows and lighting you have are to die for. I love the yellow chair to tie it all in as well. Great job and I can’t wait to see what projects you create in such a lovely room.
Carole @ From My Carolina Home says
Wow, what a fabulous sewing space! Love the light and those windows, the vintage feel of the room while being modern at the same time. Happy colors, lots of space, I am betting you will be the envy of most of us out here in blogland!!
June M. Bielli says
Hands down, this is the most beautiful, inspiring, cozy, and awesome sewing room I have ever seen! You and your husband did a fabulous job Bev. Congratulations and Happy Sewing!
April Lopez says
Wow!!! You have so much room rooom! I’m sooooo jealous. It’s amazing. I see we like the same things. I love vintage and my husband and I make new furniture out of old all the time. The size, the windows, the colors, the furniture, … Just wow. Congrats on getting it finished.
I absolutely love your new room. You’ve inspired me to run up to mine and redo a lot of things. I love all things vintage and love how you’ve pulled together color using chalk paint to repurpose furniture. Good luck…you are so lucky to have such a talented hubby!
I absolutely love your space! Inspiration abounds! I’m so happy for you!
Mayra Amaro-Alvarez says
I love this room!!! I’m speechless. Do you have a DIY tutorial or any tips on how you went about to covering the cube boxes with vintage sheets? Or can you use your favorite fabric pattern? Any info you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Michelle Norris says
What a beautiful room! It is so cherry and colorful! I sew wish I had a room like that to sew in! I have pinned this as there is so much inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing
My goodness what a lovely creating space Beverly! I would say you and hubs did a fantastic job-Enjoy!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your sewing room…..it is so very cute and functional…. Have fun
creating in your new cozy room !!!
Judy Juhl says
Wow, that is a beautiful space! You will spend many hours in your happy space!!
Claudia W says
I don’t know how you could get anything done in that space! I would be sitting there admiring all the beautiful things in there! I love the colors and the light! It is truly a work of art in itself!
Barbara Ann Jones says
For the vintage sewing machine frame, how did you create the top? I have one from my Grandmother, with the sewing machine too.
Bev (Flamingo Toes) says
Hi Barbara! I bought that frame with the top already on it – it’s really just some wood slats screwed to the top. Super simple!
Priscilla C says
WOW, wow, wow!!! Lucky you!!! What a beautiful room ! Enjoy it every day!!
Oh my! I don’t know where to start with commenting, it’s all so very beautiful!! The space I’m just starting to set up is quite small (a spare bedroom which is about 10′ x 11′). I’m still mostly cutting on my dining room table. Your space would be a dream to sew in.
Would love to know what the dimensions of your sewing table are and what do you find to be a good height for a cutting table? Love the idea of using an old dresser but wasn’t sure if the height would be good.
Virginia Kessen says
So lovely – something fun to see wherever you look! Just please tell me it’s not alway this neat!
Susan Ray says
That post just made me smile, enjoy your room and all good vibes that flow from it.
Deena Tveit says
You did such a great job on your sewing room! I like the vintage look. I am still trying to make mine work, as it is a small bedroom in a rent house. I am getting there!
Ruth E Cadwallader says
Love it!! I do have a crazy random question. I have a cast iron sewing machine base that I’ve painted bright lemon yellow but have yet to order the glass to make it a table because I’m not sure what size to ask for…how did you figure out the measurement for the top of your cast iron base?
Everything is in it’s place. One word describes the room.GORGEOUS. Thank You for sharing.
Your sewing room is every sewers dream. Beautiful.
Wow! absolutely gorgeous! Love the cutting table. With all the bright light (which is great), be careful that your fabrics and yarns don’t fade with the sun. :-) Thanks for sharing.
Monica Kostak says
Ohmygosh so cute and spacious! I love the light and the decor such great ideas on DIY too. We renovated the breezeway into my sewing room and i so enjoy the small space and light as well. I don’t have neighbors and love my little space. It will be getting some new paint and floors soon and I can’ wait. My mother gave me my childhood dresser and I’ve made an ironing board top for it and store seasonal fabrics and and finished projects in the drawers. I hadn’t thought much into chalk painting the original oak color, but am considering it now….and adding “crystal” knobs. It’s so nice to be inspired by others decorating…. thanks for sharing!!
WOW!. Beautiful,gorgeous and splendid comes to mind in describing your sewing room. Your husband did a great job with the furniture. I love the colors you chose for the furniture. Enjoy your lovely sewing room.
Jeanne BROWN says
I just love everything .
Nancy Benedetto says
Cute oh so cute. It has given me a lot of inspiration. When you are done with it today, send it my way please
Joan M says
Your sewing room is amazing. It’s so bright and cheery and I love everything about it. What a wonderful place to inspire creativity! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
Glenise Magnano says
Wow. Your room is the most PERFECT sewing room EVER. Love, love, love. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Mary Sue Hamlet says
The repurposed dresser is my favorite part. I love that you are able to display all of your embroidery on one wall. The room seems to reflect your design style and I like that! Congratulations on getting your room done and thank you so much for sharing it!
Where did you purchase those cutie valance made from hankies? Please inform us on how you made them . Your room is exceptionally gorgeous, stunning and so comfortably pleasing too the eye. I can only fantasize, working my craft in such a relaxing atmosphere where I can let my creative juices flow at its finest to produce the best project…
Bev (Flamingo Toes) says
I made the valances – they’re really simple to sew! You can find my tutorial on them here: https://flamingotoes.com/colorful-vintage-handkerchief-valances/
Nirzara Verulkar says
This is amazing! I wish to have a place like this someday! Your blog is very inspiring! :)
I’ve never seen a more beautiful sewing room!!!!!! Your attention to detail is amazing. Your colors remind me of the fabric collections I’ve bought from you.
Simply gorgeous. You are way too creative to sew in the dining room! :)
Love how bright and cheerful this room is… it could truly be featured in Women and Where They Create magazine! Awesome job!
Darlene Furgeson says
What a beautiful room!! I would just live in there, it is amazing!!
Elizabeth Bolton says
I have globe envy!! Your collection is perfectly displayed, and as others have said, your entire room is pure bliss! It’s interesting to see how you’ve displayed things, and it appears you have love round shapes (embroidery hoops, globes, etc) as opposed to angular. The tour of your room has inspired me to carry on improving my space, and images of everything will linger a long time. Many thanks!
It is truly lovely! So many charming details. Like others, I was taken with the hankies as valances. Did you just sew a sleeve on the hankies and string them up? Looks so fresh and pretty. Well done.
Bev (Flamingo Toes) says
You can find my tutorial on the valances here! https://flamingotoes.com/colorful-vintage-handkerchief-valances/
Thanks so much!
This is fabulous. My favourite part is the wall full of gorgeous embroidered hoops. x
Barbara Eads says
This is the cutest sewing room I’ve ever seen. I love the vintage fare! You didn’t even mention your hankie valance—love that!! The colors are so luscious! Certainly an inviting spot. I’d be reading or needlepointing on that love seat! The light!!!
Cheryl Hou says
BEST room ever! So many lovely elements but I especially love the globes.
Your room is absolutely amazing. I love – well, just everything!. Enjoy!
Absolutely, amazing! Lucky you. Thanks for sharing.
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
It looks FABULOUS!! I know you are so excited to have it complete! All of the fun colors, the bright light, and all that space are so inviting. Now I need to see it in person!! ;)
Nancy Sadewater says
I really love your sewing room, the windows, the view, the furniture you re-purposed. I hope to use some of those ideas.
I notice the pastel colors right off. Therefore, I loved it all from the start. To sy you did a good job, is an understatement. Please send the URL for where you got the yellow sewing chair. Very happy for you !!
Carol Weimer says
I love the use of the end tables as your machine space and that antique machine frame is dreamy! I’d probably add a covered and padded top to it and use it as a side ironing station. Now you must take pictures in about a month when you’re mid-project and things are strewn across the room. That way, we can see that our own chaos is normal.
This room is so wonderful!!
It’s one of the prettiest I’ve seen!
I absolutely love the room! This is my dream room in our next house which should be our retirement home! That is one of my requirements when looking for our retirement home – a large area to use as my quilting room instead of one of my daughter’s bedroom (which is very small) and having to move everything when she comes to visit! One question…I love all the light in the room with all the windows but are you concerned about fading of yardage fabric and quilts you are working on or completed ones you use as decor?
Verveine et Lin says
votre chambre de couture est merveilleuse!
j’aime votre collection de cerceaux de broderie sur le mur, et aussi votre incroyable famille de mappemondes!
Truly inspiring!! Great job you!!
Kirsten J says
All the words! Inviting, inspiring, cheerful, cute, cozy, stunning, fabulous, amazing, AWESOME!!! I love the light….I think I’d accept the trade off of fading for that happy light feeling you have seriously NAILED!
Isabel Rodríguez says
I do not have words to express the beauty of that room! Enjoy for many years to come…
If I may ask, what color do you use on your walls?
Yours is the brightest and most beautiful room I’ve ever seen! And it’s so BIG!! It looks so comfortable and relaxing; it must be delightful to work in such a place. I have to admit it makes me a teensy bit green with envy but still appreciate what I have. My room is small but very functional and I have a wide closet that I’m setting up for fabric storage and more. This is the first time I’ve had a dedicated sewing room too – and I’m 68. But I’m happy, grateful and I’m enjoying it. Plus, I have three big windows!
I notice that your main machine (I think) is a Baby Lock Crescendo – don’t you just love it! I have the Brother version of the same machine – a Dream Weaver. Since I’m mainly a quilter, I am delighted and lucky to have it thanks to my generous husband. It’s the best modern machine I’ve ever used. I love vintage machines too, and I have a 51-year old Kenmore 158 that is a duplicate of the machine I had as a teenager. It runs beautifully and I use it as my backup. I have six other machines (yep, I’m a little nuts) of various age and manufacture -I enjoy them all.
I wish you many years of pure joy as you sew and relax in such an elegant, well-designed room.
Kay Parch says
Wow!! What a great room. We just moved to our new home which has a 400 ft. Sun room. You gave me some great ideas how to decorate it! Enjoy your space. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing.
Sylvia|Grace for a Gypsy says
I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this space! The colors, the globes, the banners! EVERYTHING! Its the most inspiring sewing space I have ever seen. Great job!
Barbara Rollins Saulters says
Everything is great. I’m doing my room now and I love your ideas. Will save your pictures for references Thanks, Barb
Dream space indeed! Your sewing room/studio is to die for. Everything is gorgeous, the light, the furnishings and especially all the clever vintage touches.
Holy cow! This room is stunning!! And so spacious. Love how it is all put together. Great inspiration for me. When we move into our new house, I will have a dedicated space for my crafts, and I can’t wait to decorate it and set all my goodies up.
Candice Schenk says
This space is dreamy! I could just stare at all of the details all day! Beautiful job! pinned!
Mother of 3 says
Oh my goodness! What a beautiful space! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.
Karren Haller says
This is an amazing sewing room, the windows are a bonus. I love the valances made with handkerchiefs, so clever and the ribbons on the drawers are a nice county touch. I bet you are always inspired when you are in your room!! Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls weekend party!! Pinned to share!!
Julie Briones says
Talk about a gorgeous sewing/craft room! I’m in awe of how practical and beautiful it is! I hope you enjoy it for many years!
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. I am in love with this room. The prettiest one I’ve ever seen. Such a beautiful, bright space.
I’ve featured your wonderful room at Thursday Favorite Things today at my blog. Thanks for sharing it!
Kathryn Griffin says
What a pretty and bright space! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-it-pretty-monday-week-300/ Hope to see you again at the bash! Have a great week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
I’ll be featuring this, this coming Friday. Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend! So many great ideas here.
Lora Bloomquist says
Bev, This is the most wonderful space to be creative in! I’ve always used the dining room for all my projects, too, from sewing to painting. A studio/craft room is at the top of my list for my next house! I can’t wait to set it up! Pinned and sharing in my weekly newsletter!
Absolutely adore your sewing room Bev. ♥
Thank you for sharing it at ‘Create, Bake, Grow & Gather’ this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your sewing room reveal at tonight’s party and pinning too.
Kim Douglas says
Its perfect! I love all the natural light and what you’ve used to create your beautiful space.
Dolores Vinson says
I have looked at so many wonderful sewing space/ studios, you have won top beautiful sewing studio
This is beautiful! Such an inspiration! I love globes too – your collection is wonderful. I’ve been planning on a similar color for the walls in my sewing space – May I ask the color & brand that you used?
Thanks for sharing this well thought out room. It’s inspiring…also love the idea of using vintage canisters for tools❣️❣️❣️
I love love love your studio. I also collect globes and love how you have them displayed. Where did you get the shelves? I’m loving that the brackets are not seen. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a beautiful room!I love your vintage style! I have a few questions for you if you don’t mind. What is the height of your end table sewing table and does it vibrate? I’ve been told that some people have problems with vibration. Also, your cutting table is amazing! What is the height of that and how did you make it? I have some back issues and can’t seem to find the right height for me! Wishing you many wonderful, creative hours!
Brenda Jarrett says
How tall is your cutting table in the middle of the room ? Also how tall is the kitchen table you are sewing on?
What is the brand of cutting mat and also the brand of little iron you are using they look perfect?
wow truly amazing Bev! craft schooling Sunday is back after a month’s long winter break, and would love to see you there! happy 2020!
Deborah Thom says
Where did you find youre yellow chair? Love the room. Very creative. Deb
such perfect room…
Vintage canisters! My husband gave me that very set for Christmas our first year of marriage….45 years ago!
I guess that puts me past vintage! The memory made me smile! Love your cheery sewing room!
debra y long says
WOW what a beautiful room…so much natural light. I too have my machine in front of a window – Although I don’t have the space you do, I am so inspired when I’m sewing and can see outside. It really is beautiful, you are truly Blessed!
Ariadne Desarro says
I could spend hours in your beautiful space and not see everything. And space, it is so spacous with plenty of room to move around! Love your globes! Love, love, love it all! You are blessed!! Ari
What a gorgeous space and that light is amazing! Wow! Great idea to put a couple vintage end tables together and top it with a table piece. Love looking at other’s creative spaces and dreaming!!! Thx for sharing!
May I know how high is your cutting table?
This is beautiful!! What color is on your walls?! I’m obsessed and want to use it in my work-in-process sewing room!!
Christie J Thomas says
Just beautiful! I hope your room in your new home is just as perfect! This would be sooo hard to leave! The light, the bricks! Gorgeous and so happy!
I am completely blown away and in awe! I have drawn so much inspiration from your space. Question, do you by chance have a source or material used for your cutting table? Approximate dimensions?
JOANNA SHOEMAKER says
I know this is an older post and I don’t know if you’ll see this…BUT, if you do, I LOVE your sewing studio. What machine do you sew on? It looks like a Baby Loc, but I can’t tell which model it is.
Hi Joanna! I have a Baby Lock Crescendo for sewing and a Baby Lock Flourish 2 for Embroidery! I love them so much!
Linda Jennings says
Hi Beverly, I just love your sewing room. so much natural light. and so big. I just love how you and your husband created the cutting table and your sewing machine table., what great ideas. I can never think of anything like that. I’ve been looking for a house the last 1 1/2 yrs. with an extra big room like that for my sewing. I also have a longarm I want to get in the room. I’m tired of going up and downstairs.
Also I used that flamingo point turner I bought from you a couple of weeks ago. It is great and thank you for the flamigo needle minder. I put it on my vintage Singer machine since that is metal and the babylock Aria is plastic. Linda
Carol Stebner says
I A.D.O.R.E. your sewing room…it is amazing! I love all the windows and the sweet pastel colors that make it such a happy space!
I love your room so pretty and inspiring! I was wondering if you would share the paint color on your walls? It’s beautiful.
Hello! What a beautiful inspiring area. I know this is from a few years ago and you may not know any longer, but what is the color on the walls? I’ve been trying to pinpoint a color for my craft room and this is perfect! Thanks!
Ellie P. says
I must confess that this is the first time I’ve ventured in to read more than your email or look at a quilt block. This is amazing! I love your room and I’m wondering if it is still all the same? I’m not going to get much done this morning as I venture around some more.