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! I 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
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!!