Sewing Studio & Summer Projects

I moved house this summer and my first project was setting up a little studio in the shed at the bottom of the garden. It’s a really cute little wooden shed with electricity and plenty of light. It was previously an artists studio so it made a perfect sewing studio after a fresh coat of paint!

I revamped an old dining chair (which we inherited 3rd hand with our very first flat a long time ago!) with a coat of white paint and some awesome fabric that I picked up in Japan last summer – I was saving it for something special.

This little thread organiser is a revamped wooden box formerly used to store nails & screws I think! I gave it a coat of F&B ‘Arsenic’ – such a great colour.

It’s really lovely to have a little creative space, I feel very lucky. We will see how the shed fares in the winter months but it’s survived torrential British Summer rain without leaking!

I’ve also finished my first sewing project for baby… a retro cot quilt! The pattern is from A Passion for Quilting by Nicki Trench. The quilt is backed with super soft fleece so it’s cozy and safe for baby. I used bright primary colours including some Michael Miller Rocket Rascals (one of my favourite fabrics!) and some cute robot fabric I got in Japan last summer. Lots of the fabrics in this quilt were gifts from friends so it was nice to raid my stash and get to use them.

I’ve also whipped up about 10 metres of rainbow coloured bunting for the baby room! I’m having fun planning it.

These are for my next DIY project! Can’t wait to get started!

My bump is growing! Photo taken on the beach at Hunsanten. One of the nicest days of the summer. ^_^


2 thoughts on “Sewing Studio & Summer Projects

  1. quirkyp

    I love the space you’ve created. It’s given me a bit of a shove to try and get my spare room sorted out in a similar way. I’ve been meaning to do it for ages, but now I’ve got ‘creative space envy’!

    1. Bethany Post author

      Thank you, I’ve dreamed of a space like this for so long so I feel really lucky! I hope you get your spare room sorted, it’s great to be able to sit down and start work without unpacking all your equipment first! x


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