Friday, September 11, 2015

A tour of my private island

Here I am enjoying my very own island. Getting ready to cut into some 54" wide fabric with room to spare. Loving my new studio and the organization that Cindy at reclaimed spaces helped me achieve. Here are the details for those of you who might want to duplicate this set-up. The cutting mat is 4 feet by 6 feet, I bought it online here. It is about 3/8 of an inch thick and just transparent enough to see the grid I had printed at Office Depot underneath. It sits atop a sheet of particle board - I may have to replace it with plywood at some point. The edges of the board are finished with white molding that is positioned to be 3/8 of an inch above the surface of the wood to create the hole that the cutting mat sets in.  The end of the island on the right is a dresser I found on Craigslist. It was already purple. It matches my slip covered wingback, so I decided to go with it. The other end of the island is held up by 2 bookcases which I had painted to match the dresser. The dresser now houses all of my works in progress. No more piling up projects! Everything is on casters to get it all up to 36" high.
View of the island from the sewing station. This bookcase holds all of my thread, piping, and bias tape. I spin around and everything is at my fingertips. The black and white fabric basket holds pattern making materials.
View of the island from the other side. This bookcase organizes the zippers that I sell to go with my bags.


Ginger said...

Your cutting table is awesome!

By Way of Salem said...

Wow that's not only pretty (partial to lavender) but very functional! Really great. Good for you!!!