State of the Sewing Room

I’m not going to sugar coat it. My sewing room is a hot mess.

I am fairly certain that photos don’t accurately capture how bad my current area is at the moment, but here’s a glimpse into what I’m dealing with (keep in mind you can’t see the fabric stashed in the closet and what’s to the left as well). I’m sure most of us deal with this from time to time, but I’ve come to the realization that I need to tackle the mountains that are taking over the room…. which means purging, organizing, and prioritizing what I need.

Part of this is due to the fact that we’ll be beginning the process of selling our home (and who wants to walk into this?), but also with it comes the moving part and I realized that I can’t keep all the remnants and that I’ve held onto (because they would make a cute pair of underwear or sleeves or what about that scrappy quilt I might make?).

So I’m walking into my sewing room with the Marie Kondo attitude of “if it doesn’t bring you joy” don’t keep it. There’s a lot of fabric that I’ve been holding onto for quite some time and clearly it’s time to evaluate if I’m ever using it! So, if you live in the Wichita area and need fabric, talk to me before you go to the store.

4 thoughts on “State of the Sewing Room

  1. Meg

    mmm. Yes. If I lived closer I’d offer to come help sort and box up things. I think I’m better at helping out someone with a project like yours – I think. I’m of no use in my own mess!

    Good luck, and stick to your guns about sorting!

    1. stacy Post author

      OOOOh, I would love the help – I wish you lived closer too! I’m starting to get very motivated to start and can’t wait to see how this goes.

  2. Karen

    We sold our home last summer. I spent several months preparing the sewing room mess for viewing and it was so worth the effort. I purged lots of fabric, notions, and patterns that I have yet to miss in my new home. So soldier on and enjoy seeing lots of items going to new homes.

    1. stacy Post author

      Thank you for this – I definitely need the encouragement! I am getting myself “psyched up” to do this and think I have finally come up with a plan… now I’m excited to see the transformation!

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