Beyond a comfy spot for sewing, every sewist needs a great, functional ironing station, too. So in the midst of all the Spring dusting, decluttering, sorting and scrubbing, let’s take a break and plan to Spring Clean your ironing spot! Recover your Ironing Board First things first. Unless your ironing board has been recovered in.. read more →

My own journey to a Happy Cutting Table took place this past year. After a job change that added a lot more sewing time to my life, I spent several months re-working my sewing studio room. One of my constant past frustrations was the table that served as both sewing table and cutting table. I.. read more →

Last year my “Sewing Sister”, Claire, spent several weeks diligently sorting, organizing and transforming her basement sewing space.  I coined the name Sewing Spa to describe the new space that so thrilled her sewing heart. Sewing, after all, is a rejuvenating experience that produces all the healthy benefits associated with the word spa! If your.. read more →

12 Jan 2015
January 12, 2015

Sew Organized


Whether you subscribe to the adage that creativity requires clutter or not, it’s better to work in an organized space than one that resembles the city dump. Follow these helpful hints of organizing your sewing room—you’ll have more fun and be more creative.   Plan for easy access. It’s much more motivating to sew if.. read more →

09 Jan 2014
January 9, 2014

New Sewing Lab at Coats


Our education department here at Coats & Clark is so lucky!! Our office renovation included a new sewing lab–or maybe we should get fancy and call it a Sewing Studio.  It is small but it is packed with cabinets and work surfaces.  Take a look:    We’ve contacted our friends at Dritz, USA and June.. read more →