If you read the blog, you will remember that last year I made Sandy a table for her new embroidery machine. I also showed the old, crowded sewing room; but she never complained. Here is the old room:
To make room for a larger and better sewing room, we moved the computer room to a new location. And the old computer room became the new sewing room. This is the view that greets us now as we reach the bottom of the stairs from the master bedroom to the first floor — a spacious, airy, well-lit sewing room, just beyond the fan on the right, and the storage cabinet on the left:
Looking East, the North wall now houses all of the sewing machines, the cutting table, and thread supplies. The first machine is an old treadle Singer, which Sandy equipped with a new, period-correct leather belt (it works superbly well!). The cutting table is just beyond the Singer, and the embroidery machines are just beyond the storage boxes in this photo:
I am amazed how well an old (1874) sewing machine works, when kept in proper working order and some tender loving care. This is a rare machine, made with a unique decal that identifies it well. And it sews beautifully! Sandy fit the machine to the base, all for around $50:
The two embroidery/sewing machines now sit on the white oak and walnut table I made last year. The peg board was Sandy’s idea; it keeps a good selection of threads at hand, as well as the embroidery hoops for her newest machine (the huge machine on the left):
Looking East along the North Wall, there is plenty of room for storage, and for sewing supplies:
The South wall is where our computer desks and equipment used to live. Sandy has organized it into a small office and reading desk area, and plenty of storage on open shelves:
Looking to the East along the South wall, the stairway leads up to the master bedroom — lots of storage in four shelf units, four shelves deep:
The West wall, with a closet dedicated to storage bins for fabirc, and the stairwell:
The hard part was getting the computers upstairs, and everything operational. Getting the sewing room was the easy part, as everything was light, much lighter than the monster computer tables and cabinets.
The sewing room is now a terrific place for Sandy to make wonderful things for our granddaughters. I am glad she enjoys the table I made for her two embroidery machines.
— Al Navas