20 beautiful sewing room ideas
Find inspiration with Mollie Makes' colourful sewing room ideas and sewing room accessories.
Inspired to make your own craft room or jazz up your current one? You don't need lots of money or even space to create your dream craft space. All you need is a few decorations and a whole lot of creativity! We've gathered 10 gorgeous sewing room ideas from designer-makers around the globe to have you feeling inspired and eager to get the paintbrush out. We've also rounded up our ten must-have sewing room accessories to give your room an extra sparkle. By the end of this blog post, you'll have a wish list and a dreamy sewing room to call your own.
If you're new to sewing then make sure you check out our sewing patterns for beginners and our round up of the best sewing machines for beginners.
10 sewing room ideas to try at home
A simple desk set up
If you don't have space for an entire sewing room then follow Leigh Metcalf's lead and find one wall to dedicate to your craft. All you need is a desk, some sewing room accessories, a comfy chair and you're set. Leigh's full house tour is in issue 63 of Mollie. Check out our round-up of the best sewing machine tables if you're looking for a new one.
Loft conversion anyone?
Go big with Inge Cremer's sewing room ideas. If you've got a bit more room to play with like her then why not convert your loft? Issue 51 of Mollie took a tour of her crafty loft which is so roomy and dreamy that there's even room for a bed up there!
Set the atmosphere
It doesn't matter whether your sewing station is a desk or a loft, the most important thing is that you make it your own. Set the atmosphere in your space like The Rosy Life has by adding colourful sewing room accessories, twinkling fairy lights and handmade bunting. Learn how to make bunting using our free tutorial!
Kimberley Golding's beautiful home was in issue 62 of Mollie and her sewing room is the thing of dreams. Her sewing room accessories make the room a cosy and colourful space to work in. We especially love her designs and art stuck on the walls to keep the inspiration flowing.
Pegboards for organising
Pegboard make great organisers, especially for sewing rooms. Attach pegs to hang your scissors and clips off or balance small baskets on top for even more storage! You can buy pegboard from various stores like Hobbycraft or you can make one yourself using Little House on the Corner's free tutorial.
Display those threads
Sewing room storage ideas don't come cuter than Tamsyns Morgans thread frames! Upcycle some old bookshelves and frames (or head to the charity shops) and mount them on your craft room walls. Plus this way you'll be able to see your entire thread stash and avoid buying double of each thread. Tasmsyns vintage home was featured in issue 79 of Mollie Makes.
Clip up your draft papers
In issue 56 of Mollie took a tour of Laura Spring's creative home. We love her sewing room storage ideas, especially the ingenious idea of using bulldog clips to keep all your pattern sheets tidy. Cheap, quick and oh so handy. For more handmade touches to add to your sewing room check out our how to make a doorstop and how to make a cushion cover tutorials.
The ultimate sewing desk
Sew Can Do is the queen of inventive sewing room storage ideas. We're obsessed with her craft desk which lifts up to reveal all her buttons, threads and needles stored safely inside. Hanging buckets also make great storage for patterns, pencils and drafts.
The fabulous Berylune has a dream sewing room that's complete with a mannequin, a pegboard and unique storage solutions. Storing your bits and bobs doesn't have to be boring, why not try upcycled clogs, plant pots or old, decorated jars?
Display your work!
Finally, and most importantly, display your work around your sewing room. Whether that's handmade dresses on hangers/mannequins or quilts hanging on the walls like A Quilting Life has here, it's good to be proud of your creations!
10 sewing room accessories
Sewing machine covers
Keep your sewing machine/overlocker dust-free and looking pretty with its own cover. You can buy cute ones from Etsy or make your own sewing machine cover with our free tutorial.
Personalised sewing room plaque
Make your sewing room truly your own with a personalised plaque! Etsy has loads of great ones like DecorDesignsByCarol's laser cut out the sign. Sewing room accessories like this make great presents for your crafty friends too.
Sewing room baskets
Every sewing room needs lots (and we mean lots) of storage. For bigger items like fabrics, these stackable white baskets will do the perfect job of making your room look a bit tidier. For those smaller threads, needles and pins, use our craft storage baskets tutorial and make your own handmade storage solutions.
Sewing room accessories don't come handier than this thread rack. Keep all your threads tidy with this foldable rack. You can fit up to 60 spools on this nifty rack so let your thread obsession go wild.
Every sewist needs a good desk lamp in order to see those tricky stitches. There's a whole bunch on Amazon to choose from but we love this one because you can store your embroidery scissors, pens and pencils inside!
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Sewing room prints
One of our favourite sewing room accessories is prints and artwork for your walls! LittleGemsPrints' sewing print is our forever sewing room mood. You can never have enough fabric right?
Keep all your ribbons safe with this handy contraption from Amazon. It'll stop your trimmings from getting tangled and keep your ribbons in order.
Sewing machine pedal anti slip cover
Keep your foot firmly on the pedal with these anti slip covers. If you fancy making your own, follow So Sew Easy's free tutorial.
Store all your Mollie Makes and Simply Sewing mags in this handy frame. Made from a gorgeous cactus print, it'll keep all your patterns, drafts and papers safely tucked away until creativity strikes.
Finally, if you're ready to splash some cash on your sewing room storage then order this custom build shelving unit from <The Almond Snug. With doors, fold out shelves and tons of space it's the perfect option for those of you who've run out of floor space! We rounded up the top craft storage solutions here on Gathered too so you can find some more furniture to go with our new sewing room accessories.
We hope you've enjoyed our sewing room ideas and sewing room accessories! Now you'll feel full of crafty inspiration and ready to get decorating. Share your sewing room ideas with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you're after even more sewing goodness then check out our free sewing patterns.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.
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