Eagle Nest Lane - Craft RoomTraditional Home Office, Salt Lake City
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2. A Sewing and Crafting OasisDuring the planning phase of construction on their new home, Mandy and her contractor husband Matt Brown were looking over the floor plans and spied some dead, unfinished space over the garage. They decided to put it to use as a craft room for Mandy and their kids.
8. Set a physical limit (even if you decide to scale up your craft space). One of the surest ways to prevent clutter from getting out of control is to set a physical limit on where you store your materials. For example, if you have a cabinet with two shelves for your craft supplies, when that cabinet gets full, it’s time to pare back. And if your crafting takes on a more important role in your life (or you start selling your wares), don’t allow the materials to slowly overtake your storage — scale up with intention. Pretend that you are the curator of your own craft shop: The goal should be to have a well-edited stock of inspiring materials that easily fits within the available storage.Room of the Day: A Dream Sewing Studio for Creative Crafting
Sewists, show off! Do you secretly dream of competing on Project Runway? If so, we’d love to see your designs and the spaces where you whip them up. Quilters, embroiderers and knitters — anyone who works with textiles — we’d love to see your workspace and your favorite finished project.
At the center of the room is a fabric cutting table, with cubbies where Mandy stores her fabric. The colorful bolts are wrapped around comic book backer boards, acid-free pieces of card stock that she buys online. “When it comes off the bolt at Jo-Ann’s, if you fold it one more time, they wrap perfectly around those,” Mandy says.She made the cutting table by placing two basic cube units from Ikea back to back and putting a piece of Corian left over from one of Beehive State Builders’ projects on top. She keeps a cutting mat on the table to protect the top, and she uses a rotary cutter — a tool kind of like a pizza cutter — to cut her fabric. The table is about 32 inches high, just the right size for Mandy to stand and reach all the way across it as she cuts. “I used to do all my sewing at my dining room table, but I had to clean it up all the time,” she says. “Having a place where it can just be out, I do so much more of it.” Cutting table: Kallax series, Ikea