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2018 tour of my workroom

Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018

Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018 Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018 Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018 Megan Nielsen Patterns workroom tour 2018

Before our last photoshoot lovely Jessica Wyld took a few photos of the current state of my workroom. I’m wearing the Eucalypt tank top I made from my screen printed fabric, and a pair of Tania culottes with pockets (I promise we’ll be releasing it soon!).

It’s become one of my favourite things over the last few years to document my changing workroom. This isn’t a huge space and it also doubles as our spare room (the couch is a fold out) so I am constantly trying to optimise my space and work as efficiently as possible and it’s so fun for me to look back and see how things have changed over time!

I think this is my favourite setup so far! I’ve really been enjoying the separation of sewing and working space. Last year I moved my computer onto a separate desk from my machines, and i’ve found that it’s made me so much more efficient in both areas. I have more room to spread out everything i’m working on when i’m at the computer, and it’s been fantastic having my sewing machine, overlocker and coverstitch sitting in row as i can basically just jump between them as needed. Chris doesn’t work from home much any more which has freed me up to completely take over the room, and i’m definitely enjoying the additional space (sorry darling haha!).

If you think everything is entirely too neat, don’t worry it does get messy when i’m sewing! Also a key thing for me have been the big white cupboards (not pictured) that i installed a few years ago. Honestly the key to a tidy workspace is having a giant cupboard you can shove the messy things into!

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek at my workspace!

If you want to have a look at how i organised this space in the past here is my workroom in 2016, and back in 2015.

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Kiriaki
3 years ago

Nice set up, thank you for showing it

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago

Hi Meghan.?….it’s so nice to have a dedicated sewing space isn’t it? Where do you do your cutting? I love the efficiency of storing thread on the wall, but worry that it will get dusty and sunlight damage. Do you this to be the case or not really?
Seeing your space has inspired me to clean up my sewing room…?…thanks!!

Jacqueline Galleymore
Jacqueline Galleymore
3 years ago

Good morning,

Lovely light filled space. I enjoy your posts very much.

Spotted the Elna Lotus. I used to be the sewing teacher for Elna Sewing Machines in Pietermaritzburg. Teaching people how to use their new machines was always a joy.

Especially the Lotus. Little machine , BIG heart.

Take care.
Kind regards,
Jackie

Katherine
Katherine
3 years ago

I love the space and organisation. I am looking to reorganise my study/sewing room and this room will be part of my inspiration. I also have a love for Bernina. Next purchase will be a Bernina Coverstitch! Thanks for sharing your work space!

christinahopgood
3 years ago

Tania culottes with pockets??? Be still my beating heart! Oh my goodness it’s a dream come true! <3

christinahopgood
3 years ago
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After reading this post I put on my tania culottes and felt so good. It was a windy day and I love wearing them without the fear of flashing!