Do you need help to make your Sewing Room Plan??

Then, you need to read this!! In this post, you will learn how to set up your Sewing Room Organization from top to bottom in 10 simple steps.

Every tailor, dressmaker, or sewing enthusiast requires a designated sewing room.

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PS. Once you implement the Perfect Sewing Room Plan you might wish to Re-organize it and Clean it, join our SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE on which we will take you step by step on how to completely reorganize your sewing room and supplies from scratch.

Our Sewing Room is where ideas are created and fabrics are sewn into great fashion items.

You will also have here a place to store your equipment and showcase your work.

Although how you arrange the room is a matter of preference, the sewing room should be well-organized if you want to optimize your sewing time.

So, keep reading this article on the ten steps to creating the perfect sewing space for both professionals and hobbyists.

And get ready to have your Perfect Sewing Room.

Read this next: How to choose your Sewing Room Color Palette for Decorations

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10 Steps to Plan your New Sewing Room

You can also print this guide at home! Scroll through the bottom of the post and get the printable file.

1- Choose the Room that you’ll use

Sewing Room Plan

The sewing space doesn’t have to be large, but it should fit the perfect sewing table and storage space.

You do not need an entire room. In fact, you can buy a foldable table like this one and move it away when you are not using it.

You can divide any area of your home for separate proposes.

But what you need to make sure of is that the position you select has easy access to electrical outlets for your lamps, equipment, and computer.

It is definitely important that you have one single space.

This will allow you not only to have your supplies and machines organized but also to feel that you have your own very place to plug in and forget about everything else.

2- Plan the Sewing Room Floor

Sewing Room Plan

Before embarking on arranging the room, you should have a floor plan. Visualize the outcome of the space and then draw it on paper.

Consider both the large and small equipment when making the floor plan.

You will need to think about the most important activities you will be doing here:

Make room for the cutting, sewing, pressing, and storage areas.

One great tip is placing the workstation at the center of the space.

This will make working from all sides smoother.

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3- Paint the wall or install wallpaper

Sewing Room Plan

Colors are key to planning your Sewing Room Decorations!

When choosing the color to use in your sewing room, consider the impact they will have on your mood.

For instance, orange, pink and red excites while purple, blue and green have a calming effect.

So, the mood you want to have in the room will determine the color you settle for.

If you’re going to develop an inviting environment, use orange or yellow. If you’re going to evoke creativity, go for red or orange. For a relaxing atmosphere, use green.

Pay attention to the type and intensity of the light in the room.

You will also love: How to Organize your Sewing Patterns (Free Labels)

4- Implement your floor plan

Start with the in-built storages, designate a place for each one of your supplies such as fabric, notions, books, rulers…

Look for Storing and Shelving Ideas that can be adapted to your space and the items that you have.

Then choose where the sewing table will be. Try to place this table where you catch the most natural sunlight.

Natural light is the best for sewing, especially if you are working with dark fabrics.

If you don’t have that much natural light available in your room, place your sewing machine near the roof light and choose a good white bright light bulb.

And finally the cutting table. Don’t underestimate this important piece of furniture.

You might think that you can handle cutting your fabrics on the floor. But believe me, it gets annoying very soon. Not to mention is bad for your back and knees.

If you don’t have a lot of space, you can choose a foldable pretty table with wheels you can move around when needed.

Pay attention to the electrical outlets when setting up the lamps and the machinery.

Be sure that you do not have to use electrical cords because they are potential tripping hazards. Use a surge protector to protect your machinery.

5- Settle for the furnishings you want in the sewing room

Planing your Sewing Room doesn’t have to be expensive.

For example, an old computer desk can work well for a sewing table.

If you’re going to have a cutting table, make sure that you can access it from multiple sides.

For small spaces, look for things that double up as storage.

And of course, remember to include a storage space for project scraps, recycling, and a trash can.

sewing room plan

6- Add some soft furnishings

Sewing Room Plan

Time to add your own touch!

Make the space comfortable so that you can have a good time when sewing.

Use throw pillows and cushions to make the room cozy and inviting.

The furnishings are also to add color to the place. Get soft functional furnishings, such as those that can be used as chairs or for absorbing noise.

A cushioned chair will prevent back pain if you work for prolonged hours.

You can exercise creativity when you start the sewing room decor. For instance, a wall is an excellent place for hanging quilts.

The limit is in your imagination.

7- Arrange the large items

Full-length mirrors, ironing boards (to which you can make a matching color ironing board cover), and bolts of fabric should come first. Make sure that these things are easily accessible.

Label and store the tools you occasionally use well so that you can locate them when need be.

Do not store fabric in direct sunlight because extended exposure might make it fade.

8- How to store materials you want to conceal

They could be things you do not often use or those you want to keep a secret, like your patterns.

Or simply those things too messy or not-that-pretty to be exposed as part of your decor.

Use containers with labels for better organization, like these beautiful fabric boxes that come in a variety of colors to choose from.

Or you can even make your own fabric boxes with our step-by-step tutorial.

You can then place the jars inside a closet or a toolbox.

That way, the items will be hidden but easily accessible.

9- Organize the items you want to store in the open

Think about the things you need to have always on hand.

Clear storage is an ideal way of organizing the needles, pins, bobbins, and measuring tape.

Since you frequently use these things, accessibility is the primary concern.

If you are worried that the place will look cluttered, arrange the items by type and similarly display them.

For instance, putting all the buttons in one jar with their respective color is a great idea. You can use rods to display thread, ribbons, and spools.

Check this also: Top 10 Tools you Need if you want to Sew Fast!

10- Showcase your finished work and ideas

Make an inspiration wall where you can display both completed projects and ideas.

This can be in paint chips, fabric, pictures, magazine clips, or anything that motivates your sewing.

If you have some extra room, try hanging some of your completed pieces before the client picks them.

Now that you have your sewing essentials at hand, the next step is to execute the sewing room plan.

Some beginners overlook this step and end up with a clumsy space and several unfinished projects. A good setup sewing room can make the difference between motivation and low psyche.

Don’t forget to check out our Sewing Room Organization Challenge to clean and organize your Sewing Room to perfection.

I hope this post helps you into the first steps to get the most out of your favorite sewing space.

About the Author:

Anabelle Short

About the author: Annabelle Carter Short is a freelance writer/editor and seamstress of more than 7 years. Annabelle writes for Wunderlabel and you can check her blog here: When not working, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits. Annabelle likes to make DIY and crafty projects in her free time with her two kids: Elizabeth (age 6) and Michael (age 8).

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How to Plan a Sewing Room

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Follow these steps to plan the perfect Sewing Room Decor and Organization.


  • Paper sheets
  • Sewing Tables
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Wallpaper


  • Wallpaper or paint
  • Frames
  • Fabric boxes


1. Choose the room that you’ll use.

    It doesn't have to be a whole room but dedicate a special place in your home only for sewing.

2. Plan the Sewing Room Floor.

    Take measurements of the empty room or space and plan where you want the furniture to be.

3. Decor your walls.

    Paint the wall or install wallpaper with a color palette that you previously chose.

4. Implement your Floor Plan.

    Start placing the furniture and items of decor and organization according to the plan you made in step 2.

5. Choose the furnishings.

    Choose the complementary elements that will serve to decor, and organize your sewing room as well as give you a functional space to cut, sew, sit, and press.

6. Choose soft furnishings.

    Add throw pillows, curtains, flowers or plants, and other small elements of decor to bring the room together.

7. Arrange large items.

    Large items should go first. Place your sewing table, mirrors, your dress form, and any other large elements you got for your sewing room decorations.

8. Conceal materials you don't want to show off.

    Use fabric boxes, shelves, and other organizing items to hide or conceal the materials that will ruin your Sewing Room aesthetic.

9. Show off pretty materials.

    Fabrics make a great sewing room decor. Organize them storing them in the same way and by color so they can be another element of decor.

10. Showcase your finished work and ideas.

    Take pride in your work and show it off as if it were the greatest element of decor (and the most valuable!!)


  1. My husband has agreed to build me storage in my sewing rooms, 2 rooms because my basement is broken up by a staircase. So I will be moving around and categorizing everything in the next few weeks. This challenge came at the perfect moment, I look forward to seeing what others have done and getting ideas as I go.

    1. Author

      You are very lucky to have a hubs that can build your shelves! The layout worksheet of the first week will come in very handy for you and him!

  2. My biggest problem is storage of fabrics. I don’t buy much anymore I have a lot. I sew making quilts, aprons, pillows wall hangingS ,all cloth kitchen items and pillows etc for farmers market. But I have many machines too I’ve rearranged so many times. I painted a mural on wall looking out a light house window at water with sailboat and birds etc luv that. But I never seem to have enough space. I almost need two rooms but hate to as other room is my art room

    1. Author

      Hummm… And what about doing some art with your folded fabric??? 😉 😉 😉

    2. I found the most economical use of space for large pieces of fabric, eg for sewing clothes etc is to drape them over a coat hanger 2 or more depending on weight and I have a wardrobe for them. The rest of the wardrobe I have my smaller pieces of fabric colour coded and type coded in plastic tubs of various sizes, which sit 2 on top of each other on shelves which my husband made to fit inside the wardrobe. Neat when the door is closed and easitly accessable.

      1. Author

        That is a fantastic idea. I do also have a closet, so I like it!

  3. I will have a pegboard in the sewing room and I have seen in pictures of some rows of “pins” meant for holding spools of thread. I have only been able to find wooden ones. Do you know of anything like that in plastic which would be much less heavy?

    1. Author

      Mmm… I don’t know about the plastic one, but I have a display that was meant to be for nail polish display, it looks so beautiful!! I feel that with the pegboard option you can’t see too well the colors displayed, but with this other option, it looks pretty neat.

      Also, If you want a plastic one… I am sure there are some laser cutters shops you can go to make your own and customized. That could be another option.

      1. I use a large bulletin board, use the little resealable plastic bags (2 x 3 inch), store each spool and bobbin together. Organize by lightest to the darkest color. Each bag is attached by a push pin.

        I can see which color I need quickly as the bulletin is hanging up on the wall. The closed bag protects the thread from getting brittle from air exposure though I always test the thread before using.

        I also organize each sewing foot on a separate bulletin board (in 2 x 3 resealable bag) with name and description under each foot. It is hanging next to the thread bulletin board.

        1. Author

          Those plastic bags are awesome! I use them too but to organize my scraps by colors.
          Thank you so much for your tips, I am sure our readers will love them too!

    2. I love this Ideas, I already have an computer desk for my sewing machine and I also crochet so I have a shelves that I organize both material, my husband painted two walls real color and I’m thinking the other two pink…is my therapy room….

      1. Author

        Indeed these rooms have to be our happy place!! Love the pink idea. I am going to paint some Shelvings pink too.

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