Sewing Room Ideas – Emma’s Atelier
Emma Prestidge is also known as Emma’s Atelier. She’s a talented sewist and blogger from Wellington, New Zealand. Take a look at Emma’s gorgeous makes online at emmasatelierblog.com and www.instagram.com/Emmas_Atelier we taook a look around her sewing room to get some ideas and inspiration for your own sewing spaces. See all our sewing room ideas posts here – Sewing Room Ideas
I called myself Emma’s Atelier as I consider myself a sewing artist. My sewing practice is influenced by my background in Fine Arts which I studied at University. I am passionate about using unique prints and wearing bold colour. I want to celebrate my creativity through my clothing in daily life.
My sewing space is in a spare room of my house which I share with my husband Paul and my two cats Mila and Maknoon. I work full-time, but I try and sew almost daily. Having a small but inspiring space works well for me, as I have to keep it clean and tidy. A tidy space, ready to create!
My storage wall showcases all my threads, findings, buttons and cute objects. I’m a very practical person, I love the objects I surround myself with to be beautiful but also functional.
I have a pegboard for holding scissors and two thread racks, one for cottons and the other for bobbins. The artworks on the walls are pieces that I’ve collected over a number of years.
The framed cat is from the front of a greeting card, the embroidery is a custom artwork from an artist I admire, the rest all handmade works purchased from art exhibitions.
One of my favourite parts of my sewing space is my ironing board station which made it from a baby changing table. I removed the legs off the ironing board and cable tied the ironing board to the top of the table. The shelf underneath is perfect for storage.
I have a lot of patterns! I store my printed PDF patterns in a number of A4 clear files. They are sorted by garment type.
Currently, I have several sewing machines a Bernette B38, Bernina 830, Bernina 807 an overlocker Brother 3403D and a coverstitch/overlocker Bernette B48.
I hope you love seeing my Atelier! Let’s become friends on Instagram!
Images by Daniel Koene