Turn a boring workspace in to a bright and colorful sewing corner! Tips for storing fabric, organizing ribbon, and making it all look beautiful.
This post was sponsored by World Market, one of my favorite stores on earth!
My sewing corner in my craft room has been a bit of a mess the last few months. My fabric was unorganized, my thread everywhere, and a bunch of non-sewing stuff had invaded my space. So I raided my local World Market for home decor items from their fall collection to spruce up my space — and I am so happy with how it turned out!
Here’s my inspiration — a bunch of neutrals, which I wanted to combine with a RAINBOW of colors!
I anchored my sewing space with a new desk from World Market’s mix-and-match desk collection. They have a bunch of desktop and leg options and you get to put them together to create a custom look! I knew I had to have the chrome sawhorse legs and the white lacquer desktop. So chic.
I also knew I wanted a new desk chair — my original chair had a wood bar that hit under my thighs and made my legs go numb. I was always bringing in a pillow from our bedroom to sit on. Not cool! So I chose this gorgeous midcentury modern-style chair. LOVE! Plus it’s really comfortable, which is really the most important thing.
I also decided I needed to cover up the old carpet in my home office (oh, how I long for new carpet!) with a fun rug. With all the color going on above the desk, I thought this graphic black and white dhurrie rug was a fun touch. And it hides the ugly old carpet!
For storage of my small fat quarters of fabric, I picked up this great wire and wood shelf. I think it’s originally designed to hang in an entryway, perhaps, to hold bags and keys and such. But I measured it and it was perfectly sized for folded fat quarters. Is there anything more cheerful than rainbow-organized fabric? I don’t think so.
Below the shelf there is a series of hooks, which were perfect for my scissors. I didn’t realize I had a rainbow of scissors until I hung them up! So happy. They are also very accessible when I’m sewing, which is way better than having them stuffed in a desk drawer like I did before.
The top of the wall shelf is wood, which makes it easy to put things on the top without them tipping over. I bought this great Love the Journey sign which reminds me to enjoy every day instead of just thinking about the future. One of World Market’s great half-gallon glass jars holds lace. (I think I am going to get a bunch of these jars and reorganize my baking cabinet! They are so great and priced well.)
I used another one of the gallon glass jars to hold my scraps. Rainbows everywhere!
To organize some of my notions, I love this cubby desk organizer. It’s a great size for some of the little things that were scattered about my sewing space before, like ribbon and thread.
Instead of a desk lamp, I went with an X table lamp base and burlap shade. I love the light that it gives, and the style is so much more “me” than a boring old desk lamp. Isn’t that base gorgeous? I love how it echoes the wood in the cubby organizer and Love the Journey sign.
Are you as in love with this space as I am? Not only is it super bright and fun, but it’s much more functional than my old sewing corner. A big thank you to World Market for helping me make it happen!
Loving my sewing corner? Check out these other great makeovers using World Market’s mix-and-match desks!
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