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Quick + Easy Ways to Create a Portable Sewing Room

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DO YOU WISH YOU HAD A DEDICATED SEWING SPACE, BUT NO LUCK?  CHECK OUT THESE EASY WAYS TO CREATE A PORTABLE SEWING ROOM AND START CREATING TODAY!

Are you a creator without a dedicated creative space? A portable sewing room might be the right answer for you!

Maybe you’re a sewing and quilting enthusiast always on the move. Whether you’re attending workshops, visiting friends, or simply want the freedom to sew wherever you please, setting up a portable sewing room is the answer!

 

 

In this post, I will guide you through the process of creating a compact, organized, and versatile workspace that you can take with you anywhere. From essential tools to convenient storage options, I’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive in and transform your sewing dreams into a portable reality!

 

Essential Tools for Your Portable Sewing/Quilting Room 

Before embarking on your portable sewing room journey, it’s important to gather the essential tools and equipment you’ll need. Here’s a list of my own must-haves for a portable sewing room. 

Sewing Machine

If you are just getting set up, there are so many options out there for sewing machines.  If you plan to move your machine around a lot, or if you plan to travel with it, you may want to look at a lightweight, compact sewing machine that comes with a hard case. 

I have used Brother, Singer and Janome machines over the years and I’ve loved them all.  Find a machine that suits your needs and your budget.

Cutting Tools

My favourite cutting tools are OLFA.  I love their self-healing mats and rotary cutters.  There are a number of brands out there, so do your research and find what works best for you.  The possibilities are practically endless.

Pins, Needles, and Threads

Unless you have a thread rack, you’ll likely be keeping spools of thread in your portable sewing room.  You’ll also want to have an assortment of sewing needles, a pincushion, clips and any other notions that you might use for your sewing projects.

 

 

Measuring and Marking Tools

Be sure to include a tape measure, marking pens or chalk, and transparent rulers for precise measurements.

Seam Rippers

Keep these handy tools nearby for quick fixes!

 

You can check out how I’ve organized my own portable sewing station in this video:

 

 

Organized Storage Solutions 

To keep your portable sewing/quilting room tidy and functional, effective storage solutions are a must. Here are a few options to consider:

  1. Rolling Cart or Trolley: Invest in a sturdy rolling cart with multiple shelves or compartments. It provides mobility and ample storage for your tools and supplies. 
  2. Clear Plastic Containers: Use clear plastic bins or boxes to store fabrics, patterns, and notions. They allow easy visibility and keep your items protected. If you are really short on space, consider using bins that can fit under a bed or up on high, little-used closet shelves.
  3. Portable Ironing Board: Opt for a compact, foldable ironing board for quick touch-ups during your sewing sessions.  Personally, I use a wool pressing mat and it works great for smaller projects!
  4. Fabric Storage Bags: Use fabric storage bags to keep your fabrics organized, protected, and easily transportable. 

 

 Remember to prioritize lightweight, compact tools and invest in efficient storage solutions to keep everything organized on the go. With your portable sewing room, you can explore your creative passion wherever inspiration strikes. 

 

 

And there you have it!  It’s time to set up your very own portable sewing room and open up a world of creativity and flexibility. With the right tools and organized storage solutions, you can indulge in your sewing passion wherever you go. Embrace the joy of portable sewing and quilting, and let your creativity soar!

 


 

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