Friday, March 7, 2014

Craft Room Makeover for $15

Every year when the crocus start to peek through the ground, I know Spring is coming.  Of course, in Seattle it means we will get at least one last snow in February…..check!  As well, we will experience heavy rains and wind the first two weeks of March…..check!   During these few weeks I get Spring fever really bad!!!!  So with the snow, wind and rain, I decided to make a few changes to my Craft/Sewing Room. 
Silhouette Workspace
Since my original post ( click here ) I added another bookshelf desk unit for my computer and Silhouette toys earlier this year.  
Having the Silhouette and the supplies in one space  and close to the computer is convenient and simple.  Just the way  I like it!

As the rain poured outside, the good news, JoAnn’s was having a 50% off sale.    The bad news, I fell in love with two different fabrics and could not decide which one to purchase.  Keeping it simple,  I bought a yard of each.   I knew I wanted the colors in my craft and sewing room so here’s how I incorporated them into the space,
 Materials List
Materials:  Heat & Bond, fabric marker, scissors, tape measure and glue gun.  And of course, two IKEA Drona baskets.
   Heat Bond Edges
To evenly measure the hem, I drew a line on 110 cardstock  using this as a guide to  fold and iron the hem of the fabric.   This will give you even edges.  At the corners, cut an angle to get a clean edge.  Place the Heat and Bond (love this product) under the edge and apply the iron to fuse your hem. 

Hot Glue the edges

With the panels complete, hot glue around the edges and you are done.   Adds a little design to the space.

Craftroom Makeover
Covered Mouse Pad

There was so much fabric left over I decided to cover my mouse pad using fabric interfacing.  So simple, cut facing the size of your fabric and iron the rough side to wrong side of fabric.  Remove the back sheet and iron the fabric/facing to mouse pad.  Definitely personalizes your space.

Next came my second choice of fabric in my sewing area.   I decided to recover the chair cushion and recycled a lamp from another part of the house.  The problem, the lampshade was an ugly red.  Rather than buy a new shade I got inspired to recover the ugly shade.  A bit challenging for a first time, but thanks to trim pieces you can hide your mistakes!
Covered Sewing Chair         Chair Plain
              Before                                                          Under the cover, nice chair but very plain!
Chair After           Lamp Recover
                Easy to recover                             Recovered an old red lampshade with matching fabric
Sewing Area Makeover

Paid $9.99/yard and have plenty left over for other projects.  Adding the lamp warmed the space and gives me extra light while sewing. 

$15 and a rainy day in Seattle turned out to be a good day for my craft/sewing room.   Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


  1. Wow! I love, love your crisp clean style. Every detail is so well thought out. Please tell me it doesn't look this neat all of the time.

    1. Prior to repurposing my dining room into a craft room, each project took forever to clean up and looked like I had 20 people over to craft. Nope, just me! The room makes it easy to come in and work.
      Good to hear from you....and love the name!

  2. I love your space! I'm just getting started recreating my crafting space using IKEA products too. I'd bought the cubes and table tops long ago, but never thought to put them issue solved! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  3. Cindy, IKEA is the best and so may possibilities! Good luck on your room and have fun.