12 Simple Steps on How to Create the Perfect Sewing Room

How to Create the Perfect Sewing Room

A sewing room is a dedicated place for sewing to keep your mind focused while enhancing your workflow and adding more creativity to your work. 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sewer, you need to have a separate room (if you can arrange it) to fulfil your dream of sewing. Because there, it will not divert your mind from the core aim of sewing. 

So if you need me to tell you how to create the perfect sewing room without wasting time and money, I am here to help you. 

The best part of this article is that if you don’t have extra room for sewing, you can still create a cosy environment for sewing.

How to create the perfect sewing room in simple steps

Choosing the room

The first step is to have the right-sized room for sewing-related activities. It should be big enough to easily keep your machine and sewing machine accessories. Also, there should be adequate space for moving, especially for cutting tables. 

But… 

Choosing the room
  • In developed countries, most sewers can arrange a separate room for sewing. So they are lucky. 
  • But in less prosperous countries like China, Pakistan, India, etc. People cannot arrange separate rooms. So for them, I have another option: free up a little space in whatever room they have. 

Clean the sewing room

Before gathering sewing machine tables, cutting tables, lighting, etc., you should wipe away all the dirt and dust from the room. You should do this step carefully because if a single object remains on the floor, it may distract you. 

Clean the sewing room

More about cleaning…. 

  • First of all, look for bigger unwanted objects, and then remove them with the help of your hands. 
  • After that, clean all the windows, flooring, and walls and wipe away all the dust. 
  • Next, take a Vinyl and clean the room’s flooring thoroughly. However, if your room is already carpeted, you can clean it with a vacuum pump.
  • Room spray can be a better option in the end. 

Arrange lighting in the room

Arrange lighting in the room

The importance of lighting in a sewing room is more than your expectations because you will only see something with sufficient lighting. 

  • When there is sunlight, I recommend you place your sewing machine table near the window to get enough natural light. 
  • However, at night, you need to arrange a high Kelvin/daylight colour temperature of 5000K-6500K with a CRI rating of at least 90-95 or higher. 
  • Also, install lighting on the floor so it can penetrate downwards easily. 
  • Ensure your light provides lightning to the room without focusing on a single point. However, give more priority to the sewing machine area. 

No Noise in the room

Noise can be extremely disturbing, but you need to do something to stop or decrease it. 

When there is noise in your sewing room, you cannot focus on sewing. 

The best solution is installing Acoustic Wall Panels on the walls if you prefer to avoid noise and getting distracted by it. 

No Noise in the room

Sewing room colour

Sewing room colour

According to researchers, colour has a direct impact on someone’s creativity. People surrounded by colours are more genius and intellectual. The same goes for the sewing room. 

So which colour???

  • BLUE and GREEN are cool colours, which could be a good choice to inspire some calm during your sewing hours. 
  • RED, ORANGE, and YELLOW are warm colours that make a larger room feel cosy. 

However, WHITE is a normal colour that can enhance a room’s brightness. But I will not recommend a single white colour because of eye strain issues due to more brightness.

Placing a Sewing Machine

  • I recommend you place it near the window for proper lighting so that you can sew without eye irritation. 
  • Furthermore, I don’t place my sewing machine near the fan because the fan will blow away my fabric. 
  • Place it away from the fan, moisture, hot heater, or on a narrow table because the chance of falling will increase.
  • Place your sewing machine on the sewing machine table (if you can arrange it). However, a dining table can be enough as well. 
  • Avoid using a folding card table, as the vibration from the sewing machine will cause it to bounce all over such a flimsy table.

Placing fabrics cutting table

  • You will need a special table with compartments for different scissors and other tools to be under your reach. 
  • Moreover, the height should be according to your body height. It should not be too tall or shorter. 
  • So the ideal size of a sewing cutting table for almost all types of people is 36 inches to 40 inches.
  • Go for a height-adjustable cutting table for better results. 
  • You can also make it yourself, or from any furniture shop. 

Install Cabinets in a sewing room

  • Cabinets help you have all the tools under your reach, so they are a must-have addition. 
  • You can keep all the boxes of fabrics, threads, needles, notions, etc., in one place. 
  • You can easily store a sewing machine in the cabinet when you don’t use it. 
  • Cabinets should be 6 feet above the ground surface so you can pick everything easily from them. 

Always keep cabinet doors closed so that moisture and dust cannot enter. 

Other Items Storage

For convenience, you need to store scissors in the sewing-cutting table compartments, but what if you have dozens of accessories?

Then, in this case, I will advise you to buy different-sized boxes for storing different sewing threads, needles, chalks, pins, measuring tape, etc. 

Arranging the Fabrics

  • As you will have to deal with plenty of fabrics, you should properly store them, so they remain dust-free. 
  • Ensure you keep fabrics from the window, as sunlight may lighten their colour while making them ugly. 
  • So you should have a few bins, such as wooden, plastic-made, versatile open-top containers, etc., select one of them and buy different types of fabrics.
  • Label each bin according to the type or colour of the fabrics, which I do; you can label according to your wish. 
  • Ensure you fold fabrics properly to close the bin easily but ensure no moisture.

Needles arrangement

  • Needles are the most important products of sewing machines, and you should have a variety of them for versatility. 
  • They are also extremely small, can be lost easily, and are too sharp, so make sure they don’t fall on the floor; otherwise, injury can cause injury. 
  • Moreover, after changing the needle, if it is bent or broken, throw it in a dustbin, and then take a new one and insert it.

Setting adequate temperature

  • Keep the room’s temperature to around 20–22 °C (68–72 °F). 
  • But when there is summer, you should go for AC or fan depending on your mood. 
  • And in winter you can go for hot AC, but I won’t suggest a heater because it may burn fabrics.

Conclusion

So here is the end of the article, where I thoroughly explained how to easily create the perfect sewing room. 

If you read this blog post carefully, you don’t need to take a professional’s assistance to arrange a room. 

So, at last, I congratulate you that you learned how to arrange the sewing room.

THE END


Frequently Asked Questions 

What should I have in my sewing room?

Well, you don’t need plenty of fancy things except for a few ones such as:
Sewing machine
Sewing machine table.
Table for fabric cutting.
Proper lighting.
Cabinets for storing.
Storage bins for fabrics, scissors, needles, presser feet, etc. 
Dustbin for throwing broken needles, fabric pieces, etc. 
Pressing space. 
Space for seating when not working.

Which colour should I give to my sewing room?

It depends upon your mood, but the best colours, according to researchers, are GREEN AND BLUES, increasing your creativity. However, reds, ORANGES, and YELLOWS can be great if you need something a little cosy.

Should I sew at night?

Nowadays, many sewers get free time at night for sewing, but they should try to avoid this. Because during the night, you may be exhausted and sometimes, due to insufficient lighting, you may hurt yourself because of sharp objects.