My current sewing space is 10 feet by 12 feet plus the closet. Here's what my current set-up looks like. (photo from the listing)
View from the doorway. Those baskets in the closet contain my stash. The other closet contains hanging quilts and some unrelated stuff. The design wall, not shown, is to the right from this photo.
Here's an old photo showing the view from the closet end of the room looking back toward the door:
And another view:
Both the sewing table and the cutting table are shown with leaves folded down here. When fully opened, each is the size of a twin bed.
I've been planning how to lay out my new studio. There's a lot more space; I've been playing with templates the size of the tables fully open. The layout below is looking into the room from the doorway (lower right in diagram) which is the opposite of how the room is shown in the floor plan above, but it makes more sense to lay out the room as I'll see it in use.
The heavy black line at the far right represents my design wall. We'll have to get foam core panels and install it once we get out there and get settled in a bit.
I'll usually have the leaf of the cutting table folded down, and there will be a lot of space between the table and the wall. I may push the table closer to the design wall except when I need the table open. The sewing table is shown fully open, what my husband describes as "air craft carrier mode." I like the open width but in my current space I have to keep the end leaves folded down.
In the layout, the ironing board is shown in front of the window. The window faces west but has thermal glass and plantation shutters so I hope the room doesn't get too warm. The bottom of the window is about two feet off the floor, so the ironing board height will come up partway across the window.
Currently, my stash lives in the baskets in the closet. I'm concerned about closet space in the new home, so I'm considering some alternatives. One is to get some low shelf units that are deep enough to accommodate the baskets, and put them on either side of the window (where all the small items are now). Another plan is to get a rolling garment rack and put it parallel to the closet, to store hanging quilts.
We'll see how things come together once we get moved and I see my furnishings and equipment in the new space. I just want to be able to generally tell the movers where to put the bigger pieces so it'll be easier for me to unpack and arrange the small stuff.
So I guess this gives a different meaning to Design Wall Monday, since I'm designing where the stuff in the sewing room, including the design wall, will go. Linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.