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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 and  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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ironing board station sewing room idea

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.

sewing machine storage sewing room

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

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