Diane said that your sewing room should be one part of your past, one part of the present and one part of your future. Then I spent Sunday in Gaylen's amazing sewing room and it made me think about how I view my own sewing space.
I've called mine a sewing room and a sewing studio but favor sewing cave. However, if I'm honest I truly think of it as a well stocked workroom. I came to that conclusion after reading an interview by Koos where he talked about being a journeyman who sewed. So here are some pics of his workroom:
It made me realize that those lovely pinterest sewing rooms are not what I aspire to. I want and thrive in a well stocked workroom. The rooms that remind me of my garment district roots.
Why did I bring this up? Because I had a request to share what items I stock so that I can sew anytime. It would have been easy to put together a list and bullet point it here. However, I thought that explaining the backstory was just as important.
BTW, this Koos quote sums up my feelings exactly:
"I think of myself as very basic. I am a craftsperson and I sew like that. I sew beautiful clothes. I am nothing more than a worker sitting behind a sewing machine. That's where I feel most comfortable, that's where I am the best. That's what I do the best and it is very basic."As a craftsperson I need to have supplies on hand to create. Those supplies are:
- Lining Fabric
- Silk Organza
- Rayon Seam Binding
- Seam bindings
- Tracing Paper
Lastly, here are some pictures of my workroom as it appears when I sit down to sew ...
...all those pretty clean sewing rooms are nice but I'd rather see where people really create. So tell me...where do you sew? In a beautifully well-appointed sewing room, a sewing studio, or just in a portion of your bedroom, dining room or family room?