I am floating on a cloud. Ever since I finished my sewing room makeover, I can't stop smiling. The project has been in the making since the beginning of March. It started out with a bang, then COVID19 happened and everything came to a screeching halt. After about nine months, my studio is finally done. I decided to convert my master bedroom into the sewing studio. Now that it's all complete I am so happy to share my new sewing studio with you. Enjoy!


I started by having the carpet removed and replaced with tile. The flooring remodel started with a full crew, but when the pandemic showed up they reduced it to 1 person, sometimes 2. Therefore, it took a lot longer to complete the job than we had anticipated. But it was well worth the wait because I love my new floors. No more tippy toeing around searching for dropped straight pins in the carpet. LOL! Raise your hand if you’ve ever done that. I know I’m not the only one.



My cutting area is fully functional and will help me to be more efficient in preparing my patterns and fabric for cutting. I love the new organized design. All the fabric around the cutting table is now stored inside fabric bins. While I love looking at beautiful fabric, I like the clean look of the bins.




I’ve never wanted to add a pegboard to my sewing space because sometimes when you remove your items from the board, the hooks come right off with them. I didn’t want that drama in my space, so I didn’t plan to have a pegboard. That is until a company called Madd Tools reached out to see if I would test their new thicker hooks. I accepted the hooks and sure enough they’re not falling off the board when I remove the items. If you need new hooks for your pegboard, use the discount code: ANITABYDESIGN to get a 10% discount on your total purchase. I’m so in love with my new pegboard, and everything I need to cut patterns is within easy reach.



I love my newly painted fabric cabinet so much. Using Krylon Chalky Finish paint, I updated the cabinets in my space. The color I used is Cameo Pink and I absolutely love it. It’s the dusty rose that I was looking for. I keep some of my fabric folded on the shelves and inside the fabric bins on the top shelf. Inside the boxes I keep accessories for my older sewing machines.



This is where I keep my sewing patterns. The top two drawers are full with patterns and the bottom two have serger thread and a box of bias binding.




The sewing table was the hold-up on finishing the makeover. Since I couldn’t get my hands on the tables I just put everything off until I could get them. When COVID19 happened Ikea’s inventory for desks went quickly. With so many people working and schooling from home, everyone was buying desks. So when I tried to buy the pieces to put together my table, they were out of stock for many months.

My dream was to have one long table to extend the length of the windows because the lighting is amazing. Eventually, with the help of in-store Customer Service, I was able to order 3 Linmonn Table Tops, 6 Hilvers Legs, and 3 Alex Drawers. After I put the tables together and arranged them under the windows, I literally squealed. My dream came true.



This is another dream come true. I’ve always wanted an organized pressing station where I could have everything on display within easy reach. For a long time, I imagined having a slat wall for this purpose. To finally have this feature in my sewing studio makes me so happy. 



I keep my sewing library and miscellaneous items organized in the storage cubicles. 



The lounge area is a place to relax when I want to take a break from sewing. It’s also a lovely place to read and have a cup of tea. The soft pink throw and fluffy pillow make it such a cozy place to chill out.



I store my camera gear, extra sewing machines and batteries in my pink storage cabinet. It’s so nice to have all of my camera gear organized in one space.



This is where I do all the behind-the-scenes work for Anita by Design. I wanted a space that’s functional and pretty. I purchased the table top and legs from Ikea, but they were out of stock on the drawers (again). So I picked up a rolling drawer cart from TJ Maxx and it fits perfectly under the table.



I’ve saved the BEST for last. I’m a lover of all things tea. I enjoy attending and hosting tea parties in my home. I wanted to incorporate other things I love in my studio, so having a tea cart was the perfect way to bring another element of “me” into the space. Because the cart is on wheels, I can roll it to wherever I want to use it. When I’m sewing, the cart will be right next to me so that I can have tea and snacks while working. My heart is so full over this tea cart.


Thanks for stopping by,

Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES! 


Many items in my studio can be found in my Amazon Store. Just click on the folder titled, “My Sewing Room.” I’ve listed similar products when I couldn’t find the exact item online. If you don’t see an item in the store from my studio, that means I couldn’t find it on Amazon.

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This Post Has 50 Comments

  1. Donna

    Hi Anita, Your sewing space is beautiful.

  2. Mariane(SewPynk)

    Hey there Ms.Anita, I really enjoyed seeing your sewing queendom!!!! It’s pink and functional a perfect combination for me! Enjoy. Stay safe and well?

    1. Anita Morris

      Oooohhh, Mariane, I LOVE that! “Sewing Queendom!” Yeeesss! Thank you so much. You stay safe too.

  3. Zeal

    This is so beautiful, Anita! I love it…congratulations! ?

      1. Susan Cunning

        Your sewing room beautiful and so cozy. I bet once you get into your zone you will not want to leave. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

        1. Anita Morris

          Hi Susan. I sewed my first garment on January 1st in my new sewing room and, Oh My GOODNESS! It was like a slice of heaven. I couldn’t stop smiling as I sipped tea while sewing.

    1. Sheila Cummings

      Your new sewing room is beautiful. I love your design. You did a Great job!!!

  4. Sheila DS

    Wow, Anita! Your sewing space is so beautiful! I could just come into that room and sit and be very happy, LOL. I can just hear your delighted squeals as the parts came together. What a joyful, happy room. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Anita Morris

      Ooohhh, Sheila! You know me so well. Yes, I was squealing all over the place. LOL! Thank you so much.


    Thanks for letting me see your beautiful sewing space. It is really beautiful. Everything has its own place. Can’t wait to see you create beautiful projects. Enjoy your space and may God continue to bless you.

  6. DORIS

    A beautiful space and should be a joy to work in. I love the long sewing tables and the Tea /Snack Cart is the

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Doris! Yes, it is definitely a joy to work in. I made my first item on January 1st and it felt like a slice of heaven as I sewed and sipped on hot tea. Oooohhh, the joy!!!

  7. Karen Combs

    It was worth the wait! Just lovely–looking forward to seeing what comes out of this beautiful space!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Karen! Yes, definitely worth the wait.

  8. Laura DeRose

    The love of your sewing is in every nook! It’s beautiful! As a very beginner – I’m inspired to reorganize part of my art studio into my own sewing nook! Great job!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Laura! Thank you so much. I’m so glad you can see the love. Have fun adding a sewing nook to your art studio. How exciting!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Geri! Thank you so much. Blessings to you also.

  9. Angela Phillips

    Anita that is Awesome.

  10. Neti

    This space is so Girly and Functional. And, the envy of all Sewists for sure. Looking forward to seeing your Designs.
    HAPPY 2021!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Neti! Girly-girl all the way! LOL! Happy 2021!

  11. Carolyn Oubre

    Really like the cutting aisle
    You did a beautiful job,well thought out. Sis

  12. Nancy

    Absolutely positively fabulous!!! Anita, you’re the BEST! Even tho,I know you’ve had so much strife and tragedy to get to this point in life, you sooo deserve all of this for for sure! Can’t wait to get your new book! Happy New Year! From northern Indiana Fan, GiGi!!!

    1. Anita Morris

      GiGi!!!! Thank you so much! I’m so happy, I can barely STAND it! Happy New Year and thank you so much for your support with my book.

  13. I am in love with your sewing space. I’m thinking I need to incorporate some of your ideas into my space. I’ve never seen a steamer/iron like that. Less space taken up! We don’t have an IKEA nearby. Closest one is 4-1/2 hours away. I’m thinking once Covid is under control in Michigan I need to borrow my son-in-laws truck and drive down there and stock up!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Maureen, Ikea has some nice pieces for the sewing room. Have fun making it a day trip.

  14. De Campbelll

    Anita, I love, love, love your new studio! It is impossible to pick a favorite area. This place is gorgeous. I especially like your use of the pegboard. I told my husband I must have one. I love your creativity, enthusiasm, and joyful spirit. You rocked this!!!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Aaaahhhh! Thank you so much, De! Yes, get your pegboard!

  15. Vera

    Yes your studio is off the chain however what really is attractive is the fireplace. Awesome job.
    The cutting table storage, an excellent idea hopefully I can incorporate this in my studio. Love love love it!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Vera! That fireplace is really an added bonus. Have fun incorporating a cutting table into your space.

  16. Yvette

    Hi Anita, let me just say you did an amazing job with your new sewing retreat. It’s so hard to pick out a particular part because I love everything about it!!
    However, I like that you took the time to think every little space out that will make your projects easy to work, that will keep you inspired, motivated, energized and relaxed all at the same time.
    As a creative, it’s nothing like having a space that creates those things for you and so critical to have a place where you don’t have to shift things around to get to the next part of your project. All you have to do is move to that station; you go girl!! 🙂
    Again, well thought out and well done!! You knocked it out the park with this one! Love it!! 🙂

    1. Anita Morris

      Oooohhh, thank you so much, Yvette! Yes, the stations make me so very happy. I love the functionality of the new studio.

  17. Lydia M. King

    I specifically love your slat wall. Where can I buy one? Your machines look great by the window. I wouldn’t be able to position mine like that because I also do quilting and I need the space behind the machine. I have my cutting board behind mine. I also love your colors.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Lydia! I’ve left all the details and links to products in my space in the description box of the YouTube video. Click the link in this post at the end for the video.

  18. Sandra

    Hi Anita, Your new sewing studio is beautiful. Where can I find the link to your Amazon store to get to the folder “My Sewing Room”? Thank you, Sandra!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Sandra! Uh oh! I thought I added the link. Let me go fix that. Thank you for alerting me.

      1. Sandra

        Thank you, Anita!

  19. cat

    I love your new sewing room!!! Those colors are gorgeous — my favorite as well!!! What an opportune time, too — I’m in the germinal stages of revamping a room for my sewing messes as well, and you have some great ideas! Wow!! I love your style Anita, it turned out so beautiful. Can you tell me, what color the wall paint is? I love that creamy color along with the dusty rose, just delicious!!!

    Were those existing dressers that you had, or are those available at Ikea? (sorry to be so nosy, I don’t mean to intrude, but as I said I’m just starting this process and gathering ideas. Feel free to tell me if you’d rather not say!! (^_^) )

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi there, CAT! Thank you so much. I don’t know the color on the wall. It was here when we moved into the house in 2016. It’s probably Navaho White. I already had the dressers. It’s totally fine to ask questions. Check out the YouTube Video where I share all the details. The link is in this post.

  20. Sue

    The studio is gorgeous! It is practical and well thought out. I have enjoyed following your journey. The first dress I made for myself that I actually wore in public was one that you did. Looking forward to seeing more from you. 🙂 God Bless!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Sue! Wow! You just made my heart smile learning that your first wearable dress was inspired by me. I’m excited to be getting back into my craft and look forward to sharing much more. God bless you too!

  21. Cynthia 2chicdesigns

    Your sewing room is beautiful and can’t wait too see your creations that come out of your happy space!

    Much Love

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to create in this new, beautiful space.

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