Shop Reboot!

Ever since I moved into my first home, I have been struggling to make the best of the lack of space I suddenly had. I downsized my shop from the 500sqft commercial space to a 200sqft (approx) bedroom. Not to mention downsizing the rest of my life too. My whole house is only 700sqft but it’s mine! đŸ˜€

Anyway, when I first moved my shop it I set it up so the giant cutting table was the central focus. Because that was the way I had it before in my large shop. So this is what I continued with.

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I got tired of having to climb over my chairs on the left side of the table and constantly hitting my hip on the corner of the table when walking around it. For months I was frustrated and mentally re-organizing my shop room when finally I got tired of thinking about it and just started rearranging things until it felt right. I started purging things while re-organizing and ended up with more room than I thought I would have. I love my new layout, it makes me feel like being in my shop more!

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Skyler likes the new layout
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I can walk around my shop again!
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Sacrificing some of my cutting table to get some more leg room.
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Moved the bookshelfs into the weird alcove
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After reorganizing the bookshels I was able to consolidate and get my order baskets back.
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Even managed to fit a TV in here đŸ˜€
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Reblog: Embroidery Studio Organization in 6 Easy Steps: The Stitching Sisters’ Practical Guide

Embroidery Studio Organization in 6 Easy Steps: The Stitching Sisters’ Practical Guide

This is a good blog post about organizing your embroidery space. I found this very helpful so I thought I’d share it. 

Pants hanger stabilizer organizer

I was trying to find a way to organize my embroidery stablizer and noticed that all the cardboard tubes are the same size. At first i thought maybe they would fit in paper towel holders and i could just hang a few on the wall. However i have limited wall space so that wouldnt be practical. Then it hit me, in my closet was a pants hanger holding all the pants that dont fit me. Viola! Stabilizer organizer! Now just to figure out where to put it.

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