Monday, May 28, 2012

Sewing Nook

 I've been hauling "Little Bitch" to the kitchen table whenever I had a sewing project, which meant running up and down the stairs for forgotten supplies, and small children coming to play audience.  It's distracting, and sometimes when I'm already tired, the thought of cleaning up and then setting up the space causes me to procrastinate...and I end up sewing way less than I want.  I wanted a sewing corner somewhere in my house that was organized and ready to go.  I chose this corner of my bedroom:
I framed seven of my vintage sewing patterns and an advertisement from a 1948 edition of "The Farmer's Wife Magazine," entitled "For Winter Sewing."

vintage sewing patterns framed artwork 1950s 1960s 1930s 1940s  Just Peachy, Darling

I made a vintage luggage storage table to hold all my extra fabric, patterns, and notions.  The legs for the table were salvaged off of a mid-century Ottoman I literally saved from being thrown into a bonfire!  I disassembled the cushion, (which was stuffed with hay!) gave it a quick cleaning and then attached them to the larger suitcase.

vintage suitcase table storage sewing retro Just Peachy, Darling

The bottom case holds my fabric stash, and the smaller pockets contain scraps!

If anyone can find an advertisement for the Samsonite "Miss America" luggage line, I would love to see it!
 I'm thinking of painting the desk.  Should I keep it blond or paint it a fun color?


  1. Love the luggage table! Very cute nook (that's what she said)

  2. Will you come do cute things to my house?

  3. Whoa!!!!! You are amazing! Luggage table, so cute and genius!

  4. What a great idea! I love th idea of using vintage suitcases for your sewing stash!


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