We’ve had a blast celebrating with Cotton+Steel this week, and all of their colorful fabric got us in the mood for a sewing party!
Wallis and Katie whipped up a sewing playlist and we all started talking about our sewing spaces at home—what we listen to and eat or drink while we sew, and how we make our sewing spaces feel fun and engaging.
Music is a big part of our sewing space here in the studio, and most of us listen to music at home as well. Haley’s got a stellar combination for a fun night of sewing, “wine and Stevie Nicks have that magical power to transform any space into my personal sewing studio.”
Sarai keeps a beverage nearby (tea in the winter) and listens to music or podcasts to make sewing more relaxing.
Anna makes a pot of coffee, turns on all the lights to make the space as bright as possible, and puts on an upbeat playlist. Her motto is “grab a chocolate bar and get to it!”.
Speaking of snacks, Katie said she often forgets to eat while sewing, so she keeps her sewing space stocked with bowls of grapes and cheese to munch on while she plays her music (loud, so nobody can hear her sing along).
Sometimes your sewing space itself can boost creativity. Delaney’s sewing space has a bookcase covered in chalkboard paint so she can quickly draw and reference sketches on the fly! Taylor sews in a small space, and she preps for projects by cleaning her apartment first, so her mind and environment are free of distractions.
Join the discussion below to share your best sewing party tips, and click here to listen to the mix we’ve been playing all morning. Wallis picked songs by powerful women for this Sewing Party playlist, because sewing makes her feel independent and empowered, “sewing taught me that I don’t need to conform to anyone’s expectations of who I need to be.” Rock on, Wallis!
So what about you and your sewing space? How do you create the ideal environment for a personal sewing party?
- Is sewing more fun solo or do you invite some pals over for stitching?
- Do you prefer silence to focus, or do you catch up on your favorite podcast or TV show while sewing?
- Do you surround yourself with snacks or somehow forget to eat (and drink, and sleep…) when sewing?
- How do you decorate your space to encourage creativity?
- What music do you listen to while you sew? We want recommendations!