Student Spaces

Student SpacesWhen I was planning the studio, I wanted to be sure to have plenty of space for my students. Having taken sewing classes, there are several things that I found that made the experience less than enjoyable.

  • Too little space
  • Uncomfortable chairs
  • Chair/table height not good
  • Poor lighting
  • Waiting in long lines for iron/cutting tables

I planned my space and equipment with those things in mind:

  • Each person has a 4 ft counter-top space
  • I bought an office chair on wheels for easy move-ability
  • The chairs are adjustable
  • I had plenty of overhead lighting installed with extra lighting at each counter
  • I have two ironing boards and 3 cutting stations so there is little or no waiting

Other things I have in place:

  • Each counter-top is held up by filing cabinets (purchased used for $5.00).
  • This provides a drawer for each student to keep their supplies, projects etc if they choose
  • There is a trash receptacle, pin magnet and basic supplies between each station
  • I have snack trays that can be set-up between stations for extra space if needed
  • Extra machines for students to rent if desired
  • Space if they choose to leave their own machines

Student Spaces

 

Student Spaces

 

Student Spaces

The counters are set up along 3 of the walls in the room and while my equipment (fabrics, supplies….) also occupies some of the spaces, it is easily moved.The 4th wall has a design wall for anyone to use.

In recent months a Singer in a cabinet found its way home with me and provides a space for another student.

Student Spaces

The set up is great and it gives me room to spread out between classes, which I do really well. 🙂 The space is nice but the friendships and fun that we have is much nicer. A side benefit that you can’t put a price tag on.

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

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  • Diane Rincon

    As a student, I would be very comfortable with the space and conveniences you’ve provided. This is very well thought out.

  • Sandi Colwell

    Beautiful, beautiful space.

  • Deb Stambaugh

    Your students are lucky indeed… such a comfortable place to sew!

    • Jackie

      Thank you. A bonus for me, is I have a lot of space to spread out when I am by myself!

      *Ask me about classes*
      *Long arm quilting services*
      *Embroidery*
      *Custom quilts*

  • Marcy

    Nicely done.

    • Jackie

      Thank you Marcy for stopping by.

      *Ask me about classes*
      *Long arm quilting services*
      *Embroidery*
      *Custom quilts*

  • What a great space! I love how you took your pet peeves and made sure they weren’t an issue when setting up this classroom.

    • Jackie

      Thanks Megan!

      *Ask me about classes*
      *Long arm quilting services*
      *Embroidery*
      *Custom quilts*