Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Sewing Room Layout

I've got my new Sweet 16 delivered today!  Well, sort of.  I received the box with the table, and the box  with the bobbin winder and extras.  I wasn't home at the time of delivery, so I did not receive the machine itself as it requires a signature.  I called up UPS and had them hold the box at the customer center, and I will be by to pick it up in person.

Two out of Three (boxes) at my door!

I got my Magic Sliders out, and played with the room set up since I had the table in.
This was my original sewing room setup:
My Original Sewing Room Layout

I went with Option C from my previous post since it involved the least amount of changes.  I just moved the little file cabinet out of the way, and moved the small 4' table 90° over to the right.  I put the Sweet 16 in the middle where the small 4' table was.
"Option C"

I didn't like the feel of this at all.  The new table is shorter and wider than the 4' table that I had along the wall, and it really made the works space feel tight and closed in.

A reader had sent me a plan with everything laid along the walls of the room.  While her specific plan didn't work because of some quirks with my room, I did use her plan as a base for some more options I hadn't considered.  So, Thank You Michelle!  

I opted for a new Option D:

The Chosen Layout

It's a different feel to have everything along the walls.  I will have to roll my chair between my embroidery and long-arm, or else get another chair.  My initial thoughts...

I love having more open floor space.  Mine is a narrow room, and this makes it feel more spacious.

My cutting table is not 100% walk-around.  It has a short side along the wall and a bit of a corner along a table edge.  So it's a bout 75% walk-around enabled. I think that will be OK.  The table does have some clearance along the wall and table edge to allow fabric to drape over if necessary.

I took down my knitting station and made that desk to be my small sewing desk with my Singer 160 Sewing Machine.  The knitting station hasn't been touched in over a year, and I would rather have my Singer out and available as needed.  The prior Small Sewing Desk is now a computer desk.

I like have the Sweet 16 table between the other two tables.  These tables can serve as extensions to the long-arm table when needed.

I was thinking of maybe getting another smaller 4' table to use instead of the 6' table.  That would give more space around the cutting table.  I just don't want to spend money on furniture if not required.

I like my Design Wall where it is and am glad I didn't have to move it.  I also like where the two dressers are and didn't move them either.

As soon as I get the Sweet 16 machine in place, I'll post some photos of the room.

Any thoughts so far?


Happy Stitching!

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4 comments:

  1. It looks great!! Have fun with your new machine and table!!!! I can't wait to see pictures!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I have to wait a bit more before I can play with it as my schedule is busy lately. Pictures will be coming soon!

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  2. Looking good but I have a question? What is a Knitting Station?
    I like the open floor area of course I'd probably pile it with fabric or bins some how. My husband says if I find an empty spot I'll put something on it. Maybe maybe not. LOL

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    1. Hi Carla! I have the Ultimate Sweater Machine (plus the extension kit). I had it mounted across the front of the small sewing desk and made it my knitting station. You can see a photo of it in my Sewing Room post in September. I had a vision of making afghans for gifts, but never got past knitting the first skien. LOL.

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