Finding Creative Places in Unlikely Spaces

Need a sewing and embroidery space that is just your own? These unique options show how you can get big results out of the smallest of spaces.

Need a sewing and embroidery space that is just your own? These unique options show how you can get big results out of the smallest of spaces.

If one of your resolutions for the new year was to spend more time on embroidery in your own designated space, you will love these examples of creative spaces in the unlikeliest of places.

These projects are also ideal if you are sharing your creative space with an existing guest room or family room. You don’t need much real estate if it is organized properly.

Armoires & Entertainment Center Makeovers


Entertainment Center Makeover by Remodelicious

If you are short on space, consider re-purposing an old entertainment center. Add a coat of paint, some baskets, peg board, and under-counter lighting for a cozy sewing nook. Typically, the main shelf pulls out so you can sew and go. Close the doors when you are done and everything is out of site!


Sewing Armoire by Kenneth Wingard

This armoire takes the sewing nook one step further with the addition of a drop-down table for even more sewing and embroidery space. The table folds up when not in use and the armoire closes up, keeping your machine and supplies under wrap. Nobody would guess what’s really inside!

Closet Spaces as Creative Places

Sewing Closet by Gwenny Penny

Often, all you really need is an under-used closet. You don’t have to be a carpenter to pull off this project. Use existing shelving and add a table top surface over purchased storage drawers. 

Craft/Sewing Closet by DiybyDesign Judy

This former storage room got a high-functioning makeover. Cabinets, a desk, and shelves make the most of existing space. The window even acts like a skylight of sorts. When you are done being creative, close the doors and the room looks tidy.

 Closet Office With Corner Desk by Sew Woodsy

This space is perhaps my favorite of all five. It takes the closet concept to a whole new level. The door-less corner closet acts as a recessed work and storage space, then wraps around the corner in a U-shape. That gives a lot of counter top area for hooping, ironing, stitching, editing, cutting fabric, and a computer station.

Follow the links above to see how each area was created. Which is your favorite?