Utilizing vertical space in a small sewing room
My sewing room is a tiny eight by 12 feet. At that size it is critical that I not only take advantage of each square foot of floor space, but also the vertical space.
You might not think of your walls as potential storage for sewing items, but that’s what I’m doing in my sewing studio. I’ve already spruced up a thread storage rack and mounted it to the wall to create thread storage that is functional, a space saver and attractive to look at.
Next up was installing a wall mount for my ironing board. When designing the room, I specifically left space for the iron to fit to the side of the hutch I painted to match the color scheme of the room. I picked up this wall mount years ago at some big box store in the laundry section. It attaches to the wall with screws and has space to hold the ironing board, iron, spray starch and spray baste.
I prefer it to a drop down ironing board that attaches to the wall because this way I can move the iron around the room depending on where it is most convenient to press. And with an modern ironing board cover that matches the color scheme of the room, something else I’ve had for years, it fits in with the decor to create cohesion.
I still have a few more pieces to add before the transformation is complete, but this space definitely feels like it is my own and I love working in it.