It is not ideal using your dining room as a sewing room. When it comes to eating, you have to stop what you are working on and clear it away. And, where do you store your materials, so they are on hand when you need them?
The solution is to create a purpose made sewing studio in the garden. This is what Great British Sewing Bee Winner & Brand Ambassador for Simplicity, Heather Jacks decided to do. Heather chose Garden Affairs to create a 'tailormade' sewing studio in her lovely garden.
A quick look at this 6m x 5m sewing room with secret storeroom:
Heather chose one of Garden Affairs pitched roofed log cabins for her studio. She chose their range which is constructed from 70mm thick interlocking timbers. The solid walls are mixed with insulated floor and roof, creating a room that will be comfortable to use all year round.
Choosing a well-insulated building is essential when building a sewing studio, as it ensures that materials and equipment such as sewing machines will be stored in optimum conditions.
Heather chose a 6m x 5m building. The space was divided into two rooms, one acting as her sewing room and the other as a valuable storage area. The new garden building has freed up two rooms in her house.
Flexible door and window choices
Garden Affairs work closely with their customers to tailor the layout of the building to their needs. For instance, you can choose the style and positioning of doors and windows. In this case, two sets of French doors were chosen. These lead out onto Heather's beautiful garden.
In addition, small letterbox windows have been positioned on one wall. These small windows do let in some light, but they are beneficial for ventilating the space, especially on days when you don't want the doors open.
Garden Affairs offer timber doors and windows which they paint prior to installation in their factory. They provide a broad palette of colours to choose from.