Part of my work space. The sewing machine is one that I have had since I was around 20 years old.
|My Brother serger on my work table.|
As you can see by the following pictures, the space is small but I'm able to get a lot done in here. I have a Bernina 910 that I have had since I was in my 20's. I would love to get a machine that is more modern and has more stitches but for now is has worked nicely. The serger is a Brother and I have had it for about 4 years. I got it when I first started making doll clothes. It really helps to finish the seams and give my outfits that professional look.
|Some of my fabric stash|
As you can see, I have accumulated a lot of fabric in the 4 years that I have been sewing for dolls. About a year ago, my fabric stash had gotten out of control and I needed a way to organize it. So I searched Pinterest to find a way to organize it. There are so many ideas about how to organize fabric on Pinterest. What I do now is that I take comic book boards ( these are cardboard rectangles size 8.5 x 11 that are used to store comic books) and I wrap my fabric around these boards so it lays nice and flat then I put them in my plastic tubs or storage drawers. It is so much easier to know what I have just by glancing in my tubs.
|My Ott light and ironing board|
One of my favorite things is my Ott light. I just don't know what I would do without it. Now that I am older my eyesight is not as good as it used to be. The Ott light really helps me to see when I sew. It also has a magnifying glass so that if I need to correct mistakes (yes, I do make a few!), I can see those tiny stitches.
Something that I could not do without is my craft table and cutting board. I use this to cut out all of my fabrics to make the doll clothes. I used to use my kitchen table before I got this craft table from JoAnn. It was a real pain because I had to make sure that I cleaned the table off real good before cutting any fabric out. I didn't want to get any food or grease on any of my fabrics.
I also share my sewing space with the doll house that I have made. It is just another hobby that I love to do. I made my doll house out of a shelving unit that is 48 in. wide x 72 in. high and 18 in. deep. It was another idea that I got from Pinterest. I'm hoping to maybe add a third unit and have a few more rooms. I would like to have a laundry room and also another bedroom. I am hoping to get the new girl of the year doll Luciana for my birthday.
There is a little room at the top of my doll house for storage. I use part of that space for my shipping supplies. Since I now have new logo, I have changed how I package my outfits for mailing.
|My cutting board and craft table.|
A view of my doll house.
|Another view of my doll house|
|My shipping supplies|
|My heater it gets cold in here!|
So I hope you enjoyed my little tour of my work area. It's not much but it does get the job done!