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Sewing Studio Tour

When Christina of Two Little Hooligans asked me to be a part of her sewing spaces series, I jumped at the chance because…well…it was just the kick in the pants I needed to get this room whipped into shape! We bought this house almost a year ago, but sadly, this is the only room I’ve really changed. Previously, it was a little boy’s room, and it was Ezra’s nursery for the first four months (until we moved him in with Harper). I booted him out and staked out my territory…no more basement sewing for me! (Now Scott’s in the basement…womp womp womp…)

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I LOVE this room. I love the light. And the white-ish walls (they are a very, very light gray called Irish Mist by Behr). And how most everything is tucked away in its place. And how it’s above ground level. If you could only see what was my sewing room in our old house…oh my gosh…you don’t even want to know. No really. You don’t.

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Most everything in this room is from Ikea (if you couldn’t tell). I don’t love Ikea the way some people do…but I do think they have great stuff for sewing/crafting areas. You don’t really want to spend a ton on this kind of stuff since it takes a beating, so it works. I think my favorite part is the cutting table which is a kitchen island I found for 55%-off in the as-is section. Yesss! No more bending over to the floor to trace/cut patterns! I win!

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My sewing machine and serger will be getting another sibling soon – a brand new Janome 1000CPX will be joining us in a week or so! I am so excited to play with the new bundle of joy. My knits will thank me.

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This room still needs a little attention in the wall department. I’m not super keen on hanging a pegboard, but I’m not opposed to it, either. I guess I just prefer to have things tucked away. Perhaps a small quilt or something is in order.

So what do you think? I just love this room! I think I spend more time in it than any other place in our house. Harper likes it, too, since there are so many “fikey” (spiky) things to play with (haha) and so much fabric to spread all over the floor. :)

Sewing Spaces Series by Two Little Hooligans

  • Renee //nearestthepin

    Thanks for sharing Lauren. You were the inspiration I needed to put my kids in a room together and claim a sewing room of my own. I think I saw something you posted on IG about moving your kids in together and I thought ‘right, that’s it I’m doing it too’ – thanks for the inspiration :)

    • Lauren Dahl

      Oooooh, I am so glad to have helped! My kids are doing great in their shared room. It’s not even a thing. I hope yours are doing great, too…and that you are enjoying your new room. :)

  • abby @ thingsforboys

    Your space looks great! I have a huge list of stuff I want to get from IKEA. I just need to work up the energy to go. It’s always so exhausting! I’d been eyeing off a desk for my machines for ages, but they’ve discontinued it! Not sure what to get now.

    • Lauren Dahl

      It is definitely an exhausting place. I like to shop online and just go to pick everything up with my little printed list. :)

  • christina

    so excited to finally see the whole room! another sewing machine…you lucky girl! thanks again for sharing it lauren!

  • Kim of Milkybeer Handmade

    Looks great Lauren! If you’re not sold on the idea of pegboard and would prefer art, you could always do both. Hang a large pegboard that you could also incorporate a few pieces of art (or a small wall hanging) onto as well. On mine I also grabbed some hanging containers from IKEA (I think they were originally for hanging utensils in the kitchen) and they do a nice job of keeping at least some of the stuff tucked away while out on display on my pegboard.

    • Lauren Dahl

      That’s a great idea that I hadn’t though of!! I am going to consider that for sure.

  • Jodi

    you know how a feel about your cutting table… so I’ll just leave it unsaid. :P

    • Lauren Dahl


  • Maddie Flanigan

    I’m jealous that you have a room dedicated to sewing. Because I live in a big city, space is limited, so my living room is my sewing studio.

    • Lauren Dahl

      But I am jealous of you for living in a big city. Grass is always greener, right? ;)

  • Lori

    It is a gorgeous and bright room. I have a basement sewing room, so I know what you are saying about a basement room. Enjoy your new room.

    • Lauren Dahl

      Girl. Mine was not a “basement sewing room.” Seriously. It was an unfinished basement that was flooded with sewage when we bought the house. It had been decontaminated and everything, but seriously. My sewing table was on 100-year-old concrete-ish floor. Floor that I was afraid to touch. LOL! It was so bad!

  • Vanessa Hewell

    looks awesome! i LOVE the cutting table!!!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thanks, Vanessa! I do too!!

  • Jenya

    Such a lovely and light crafting space. Gotta love a bargain cutting table!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Yes, the cutting table is SUCH a nice thing to have!

  • Charity

    I love how much light there is! I’m still sewing in my living room, with little chance of that changing, so it’s nice to enjoy a whole sewing room through your photos for a minute. =)
    I’ve been angling to get a cover-hem machine for quite a while now. Soon, I keep telling myself.

    • Lauren Dahl

      If you could only see what USED to be my sewing room…not even kidding! It was an unfinished basement that was once flooded with…you don’t want to know. ;)

      • Charity

        Eeew, I can totally guess- my husband is a plumber and has to clean up after that kind of stuff. His favorite tool is bleach. Sometimes he even bleaches his arms after a nasty job (luckily he has very tough skin). I’ll bet that makes having such a nice sewing space now even better!