Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sewing Room

One of my hobbies for past couple of years has been sewing. I originally started a blog called A La Indie (which I'm in no way abandoning just yet), which focused on my love for sewing. As life happened, I found that I either didn't have the time to sew as often as I'd like, or I simply couldn't think of something that I absolutely needed to sew. I never quite got into sewing my own clothes, mainly because I would try and the clothes did not fit right, or I could buy an outfit at a lower cost at a thrift store.

My true passion for sewing would manifest itself in home dec projects and Salvaged Spaces will now give me even more reason to get back into that!

My sewing room has always been my favorite room in the house. It's a place for me to do what I love: design and create. And even better, it's a place to make a mess. It's nice to have a clean sewing room, but it's also pretty awesome to be able to throw scraps of fabric around and have needles on the floor.

But you won't see pictures of my sewing space like that. That's behind the scenes stuff.

I shared some pictures of my sewing room on my A La Indie blog, but I think it also deserves a place on Salvaged Spaces. We wanted to create a space with a vintage feel, so Pete took a trip to Habitat for Humanity Restore in Zephyrhills, FL and found this door for our first inspiration piece:


Seriously. How lucky could we be? A Ladies door for my special girly sewing room. 

This $15 door would become the place where I measured, cut, and stitched every project for years to come. Pete brought it home and sanded, stained, and attached two sawhorses he got on sale at Lowe's. He also changed the bottom vent in the door to become an organizer for sewing tools:

We found an awesome lime green industrial chair (in pic above) for $5 from a different Habitat for Humanity in Brooksville, FL. I love that chair!





I love everything about my sewing space, but I think my favorite item is this old leather make-up traveling bag that I found at Goodwill for $5. It's the perfect place to put all of my supplies (much better than having needles on the floor!). I was so lucky to find it:


Happy sewing!

Leslie