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Sewing Room Tour of Sewveryeasy

Sewing Room Tour of Sewveryeasy
Welcome to SewVeryEasy

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. Come on up. I'm so glad you could join me today in a

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of my

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. I like to make my

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comfortable for me. I spend a lot of time in my

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doing my crafts and hobbies so I like it to be comfortable. And I do have an area where I like to sit and do my hand

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. I have a magnifying lamp. This is from Brightech. It gives me a lot of lighting for my needlepoint and hand-stitching, knitting, whatever I like to do. I have a great wall
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rack. This is where I store some of the projects like my quilts where they're not finished being quilted yet. I get to enjoy how they look, and it also reminds me to get them quilted. I have an area here where I'm able to do my

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. To start with, I have made a very big surface and I was able to do it with some shelving. These shelves are just the IKEA square little units that you can put baskets in. Each of these baskets has projects that are upcoming videos. Everything that I'm
going to need is in the basket, so that when I start the project it's handy. Even though I have a couple of different surfaces, I've made sure all of my surfaces are level even as my

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machine bed is level to my counter. This way, I have a big flat surface. Because I did not need the righthand side at the same level, I've left it a little bit lower and I'm able to put some things that I like to sew with right on my righthand side. Because I made this all one level, I was
able to put some extra cutting mats right beside my machine. I can remove these if I just want to quilt or I'm going to be able to cut and sew at the same time. To make this table equal with my machine and equal with the table behind, I had to raise up this little counter. So what I have here is a flat table that the machine is actually sitting on and then a table piece that's been carved the same shape as my

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machine bed, that sits on top. And I needed something to make that all
level. I was able to go to the hardware store and get these little pipe pieces. These are PVC pipe conduits, and they're in the plumbing department. Underneath each of these I've just put an anti- slip cap and then I've placed this surface right on top. After a while they just sort of stick onto the surface and they don't slide. This is just a sheet of plywood that has been carved out to the shape of my acrylic tabletop. I've just painted it and have waxed it so it has a nice
smooth surface. This is all level so my machine is sitting underneath and everything is flat along the top. I am very short so I need a chair that I'm going to be able to raise to the height that I need. This is a bar stool and what I like about it is it has a spot for my foot. I've had a surface built so that I could put my pedal on it and I'm going to be in the right position. My bar stool is not on wheels and that way the chair stays where I want the chair to be. I'm also able
to get some drawer units underneath the table. Here I can have some notions and extra thread that I need. I was able to have another one on the right side. I'm going to be able to leave that open as I'm

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and take what small notions I have. It keeps my counter clean up at the top, and when I'm done it stays closed and it's nice and clean. With these smaller notions in the drawer I'm able to keep other things in this little area where the counter is not as high. I can
have my pictures that make me happy, and I have a little bowl and this is a thread/fabric catcher. This helps keep my

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from getting so dirty. Pincushion and a little tray. In this tray I have little pieces of fabric that I'm able to put through the machine as I start to sew. I have a little pair of snips hanging on my

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machine. This is just put on with a suction cup. If I don't have them on the hook I'm sure to have them walk all over my

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. With this flat surface I was
able to pull over an L-counter and it worked out to be just a little desk where I'm able to put my serger. Under my serger I have all of my go-to threads. All of the threads are put in so that they're not moving all over the place. This is a thread from Fil-Tec. It is a polyester, but it looks like cotton and it feels like cotton, but it works great on my serger, and it also works great on my

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machine. And I keep my color chart handy so I'm able to get whatever I need. I can
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move my bar stool over to this area and use this machine. On the side of my serger I also like to have my notions. I find I don't need as many notions as I do with my

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machine, but they're also handy if I do need them. I have a little holder here, and this is a toothbrush holder. It holds my tools and it looks nice. In this little jewelry box I have some extra things that I need for my serger. I like to use clips instead of pins around my serger. Because I'm in this little
corner I do need some extra light. This is a very bright lamp from Daylight. It has this great gooseneck so I can move it wherever I need. On the wall I've hung up an old ironing board. This was from my mother-in-law's house, so I didn't want to get rid of it. I wanted to use it so I have put styrofoam behind it. I was able to just take some wooden sticks and put them right in the holes of the ironing board. They go through that styrofoam on the back and this has given me an
opportunity to hang my large spools of thread that I like to use for my serger. On this side is what you normally see when I do the videos. I have a nice big area where I can display my quilts. This unit was for a TV so a big wall TV is supposed to go there, but I'm going to just use it to display my quilts. It gave me an opportunity to have some shelves on both sides where I'm able to store my fabric and things that just make me happy. On the other side I have the duplicate shelves. I
have patterns and more fabric running all the way along to the bottom, and I have all of my interfacing and stabilizers tucked into the bottom. They're not as pretty as the fabric so I'm okay with them hiding. I do have two body doubles because I often have more than one project on the go. Tucked in the corner I have larger bolts of fabric and larger foams and interfacings that I'm able to use. I have a nice big window that gives me lots of light in the

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so I'm able to feel
that at least I'm somewhat outside. On the other side of the window I have a shelving unit and again that has all different projects that I'm working on for the videos so they might not be projects that are finished, but they're ideas or things that I'm starting to work on. They're not complete. The complete ones go in the large baskets. These are all ideas and things that are going to be coming up. On the opposite side of my TV wall unit I have a wall that is just a flannel
wall. This is flannel that has been stretched on two by fours and have been stuck on the wall. On that flannel I'm able to put on quilt blocks so that I can see what they're going to look like at a distance., so sometimes you will see this side of the wall when I'm showing you a quilt. So now I'm going to take the camera, and I'm going to put it where it normally sits as I'm filming. It's going to give you a better idea of how the

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is set up. This is normally
where the camera is set up and the videos are being taken. Often you might see this little thing hanging in the corner of your vision. It is my remote control for the camera. Sometimes I'll forget where it is, so I've put it there so I know where it is at all times. Sometimes you might catch that in the camera. This is a nice big cutting area and a filming area. I have a good sized pinnable mat and that stays on my counter. I also use a second cutting mat The pinnable mats are more for
protecting my surface and doing garment

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. The extra mats are good for my quilting and things along that way. I'm able to move it and do whatever I need to keep it in the camera lens and it keeps it comfortable for me. It fits my pinnable mat, and my pinnable mat is 60" by 32" and I have a little bit extra just on the edge. I'll show you how easy this cabinet was to build. This is where I normally stand and I have a little bit of the counter sticking out so I'm able to
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stand comfortably towards it. On the two sides I have dressers, and on the dresser ends I have these great little hooks that I'm able to hang up my rulers for dressmaking and my rulers for quilting. This is one long shelf that goes through the entire thing and I'm able to put lots of things sliding in so that if I have a large bolt of fabric I can put it in. This is one big shelf that goes all the way to the other side. I can work on it from this side, or I can work from it on the other
side. In the top shelf I have a boot tray. This is just one of these plastic trays that you put your boots on or shoes on when you come in the house. It has my very long rulers which will not fit hanging up. Another extra mat and then a little basket, which keeps some of the notions and things that I need when I'm working right here on this counter. I do have this area raised over a toe kick so as I'm standing here I'm not going to bang my toes on the bottom shelf. I'm able to
stand here comfortably and have my toes go underneath. I have two dressers: One here going the long way and one on the other side. This is a big countertop, and it just sits right on top of the two dressers, with this piece in the center. This is not attached. It's loose, and that way if I need to re-configure it, I can. What I have done is underneath I've put a pad that is an anti-slip rug surface, so I have that rug pad underneath that counter and on top of that dresser. That really
prevents it from moving. So I have storage on all four sides. On my cutting surface I like to have things handy that I'm using just for cutting, not

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. I have these little jewelry mannequins. They're designed to hang necklaces on. I have one for my rotary cutters and one for my scissors. I've glued them onto a heavy pot base so that they don't tip over. It also gives me an area to store little things. Little rulers that I'm using for the project go in this little plate
holder. This is designed to put plates on. I'm going to be able to take this and move it wherever I need to closest to my project, so we'll have little rulers and notes that I'm using for that project. I have another bowl where I'm able to put my scraps in to help keep my

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clean. I have this little pastry scoop and that helps me scoop up the threads and the extra fabric and dump it inside. I have weights for my patterns. They look like little strawberries, but they're
nice and heavy and they hold my pattern pieces down on top of my fabric so I don't always have to use pins. I have lots of industrial lighting so that I'm able to have the proper lighting. I have lighting even in the window so if it's a cloudy day I'm going to be able to duplicate daylight in the studio. I often get asked about my little Raggedy Andy here. I've had him for many many years. It was a gift from a dear friend. The rest are projects that I've done years ago.
My earliest piece is this little man and from there all of these projects have been done. I've had some where I was in grade school and in high school and just all of the things that I worked on as a child. This little unit is designed for spools of thread but I use it for my little scissors and my thimbles. I have my grandmother's thimble, I have my husband's grandmother's thimble. I've collected these thimbles over the years. I keep a little folding table behind my chair.
This table I'm able to drag all over the

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if I need an extra surface. I have a little hook there which has my extra machine beds. That way they stay nice and they don't get damaged. We're going to continue going around the

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. The very last area is my pressing area. I have a big pressing surface. The measurement of the surface is half a yard, and that way when I'm pressing a half a yard I don't need to worry about any folds. I'm going to be able to just lay it out
flat and press it. This is also in a little area which sometimes can be dark, so I do have a daylight lamp. It can give me all sorts of light with just a press of the button. The artwork on the back is from my daughter, so it's a great joy for me to look at. My iron is not a typical iron. It is not industrial, but it's industrial-like. It has a water reservoir. I can put two liters of water in here and that steam comes through this little hose. I never run out of steam and it always
stays hot. It doesn't turn off and on like a regular iron so it's very much like an industrial but it is made for home use. I do have another bowl to keep scraps of fabric and little thread snippets. This was all built on top of a desk. It was just a big old computer desk and I built in extra shelving where your chair and your legs would have gone. I have a good surface for my batting, my extra things that I need for pressing. This pressing surface is just a big piece of wood where I put
lots of padding on it and stretched a nice strong piece of canvas over top of it. I put it on just two pieces of wood. I have storage underneath. By having that wood not attached to the surface I'm going to be able to use this not only standing but sitting too. I pull out my stool and I pull out my ironing surface. Now I can sit here and iron, and when I'm done it just slides back so that I can stand and press while I'm standing. This does not go right to the wall. Many times I will
have a lot of fabric that needs to hang on both sides of the ironing surface. Having that big space gives me that opportunity. Right underneath my water tank for my iron I have a little drawer unit. In there I'm able to keep extra pincushions so that if I need pins they're here. I also have iron cleaner, pressing cloths, and I like to keep the instruction manuals of everything that I get close to that item. So I do have the directions and the instruction sheets that came with the
machines right underneath. And as you can see, I have more pictures. I like to keep pictures and small things that mean a lot to me. It helps keep me inspired and it makes it a really nice place for me to come to even if I just want to sit and read and have a quiet space. Here's an overall look at my

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. I would like to thank you today for joining me in my

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and, as always, come on back. Let's see what we're

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next time in the

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. Bye for now!