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Preparing Your Sewing Area

 
    Whether you are an expert seamstress or just beginning to learn to sew, making sure your sewing area is neat, organized, and comfortable is important.  Sitting and sewing in an uncomfortable chair, or sewing with improper lighting will eventually effect the way you sew and how you feel.  Improper sitting could cause back, neck, and wrist problems, and over all body ache. Improper lighting can cause stress on your eyes which over time could create other problems.

    Once you have a sewing machine that is right for you, you will need a work space or area.  The best would be if you can have your own sewing room which has natural lighting and a door that can be shut to keep children out and your work room out of site when company arrives.

This photo shows our sewing room which used to be a family  "sun room".  It has all natural lighting so that solved our lighting problem, however, this sun room lead to our pool and whenever anyone wanted to go the pool, they had to pass this room.  This room is now our, cutting, pressing, and reading patterns room.

If at this time, you are not able to have your own sewing room, a corner area in a den or bedroom will be sufficient.  Just make sure everyone in your family knows that this is YOUR work area and to stay clear of it.

Once you have your sewing machine and your work area ready, there are few other things to consider.

Your sewing machine should be in a sturdy table that is approximately 26-28" high.

Your cutting table should be about 3'x6' and about 32" high. You can purchase one of these at stores like: Wal-Mart or Kmart that can easily fold up and put away when you need that extra room.

 

Pressing equipment should be kept near your sewing area because of the amount of pressing you will be doing.  An iron, ironing board, and other pressing equipment should be kept in reach.  Click here for the importance of pressing and pressing methods.

 

Simple storage shelves filled with plastic labeled boxes are ideal for organizing your patterns and supplies.

Your chair should be selected carefully, after all you will be spending a great deal of time in it. You should get one with NO arms, they will just get in the way while you sew.  When choosing a chair,  look for one that has both adjustable height and back support.

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