Sewing is gaining in popularity again, mostly due to the interest in quilting. There is also renewed interest in sewing for fashion (you only have to watch a bit of reality television to know that) and even home décor. The development of computer based embroidery machines has also taken sewing to a whole new level. Believe it or not, the website powerbiz.com list home sewing as one of the top 10 businesses for work-at-home moms.
I am a sewer too and have been since junior high school. Over the years I have sewn everything to lined pinch pleated draperies to flower girl dresses and many a Halloween costume. So it was great fun to work on this built-in sewing center designed to fit into a niche in the second floor of an older home. This charming area features just about everything a serious hobby sewer could ever wish for: plenty of storage and clever ways to be organized. I know lots of serious sewers collect fabric and the tall utility cabinet is outfitted with Deep Rollout Trays that can hold a generous stash of fabric. There are lots of drawers too and I especially like the use of the small drawers more commonly used in kitchens for spice drawers. Here they are perfect for storing thread and other small items. A generous row of wall cabinetry adds additional storage. The light rail beneath all those wall cabinets conceals under-cabinet light fixtures for even task lighting.
Have two sewing machines? One can be tucked away in a base cabinet outfitted with a Deep Roll Out Tray for easy access.