Now what I'm about to do is equivalent of "baring my soul" to you. I will show you my sewing room in its not so neat --just plain disastrous---state. Is it just me or does your sewing room looks like it was hit by a natural disaster of some kind after you've worked through a few projects. Well here are a few BEFORE and AFTER pics so you can see some of the cleaning and organizing I've done--along with a good deal of PURGING. I'm proud it's so organized and everything has a rightful place and home. I'm finding that I'm becoming anal about that sort of thing. BTW, can you guess my favorite color????
(Here's my L-shaped desk that houses 2 of my 5 babies along with my Rowenta steamer (who's in need of replacement). The desk has 2 huge drawers that hold projects in progress and all of my thread. I love my pegboard--which surprisingly after installing it, I realized I don't use it as much. Up above on the shelves are all my labeled bins that hold various supplies and fabric swatches. Below my Serger is also a black plastic bin with pull out drawers holding other supplies).
(This wall houses my pattern catalogs (in the binders), pressing supplies, patternmaking supplies, interfacing, fabric, cutting table, actual patterns (in tub below), etc.,etc., etc.)
(I organized all my books, CD's, DVD's, text books, etc. The bench is actually a cedar chest and holds all my Burda magazines and other small stuff.)
(Here's my fabric closet and it's alot bigger than it looks. It was custom built by my Hubby and I and holds alot of fabric. I also have fabric in a couple of other places. It's time to sew down this stash big time!!!)
(I keep all of my pattern envelopes in 3 ring binders organized by pattern type)
(I keep the contents of my pattern envelopes separately in manilla envelope and a plastic bin. I saw someone do this and I just had to adopt their system)
I guess as they say, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. I'm pooped from all the organizing but I'm happy with the results. Now I'm ready for some serious sewing!!! I've already got my patterns and fabric picked out for January & February. That post is next.