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    Sewing Shack

    By Jules Holgate


    After several years working in marketing and events, Jules recently decided to take a career break to further her skills and follow her passion for design.

    She is currently studying an MA Interior Design course at the University of Central Lancashire, with a focus on reinterpreting vintage products for entertainment and educational purposes.  





    What was the inspiration for the Sewing Shack?

    “The Sewing Shack has been designed as a bright and airy, yet practical space for the avid crafter. Taking inspiration from common garden flowers such as daisies, the colour palette I used consists of lemon, white and green to create a tranquil space in which to relax and enjoy creating, whilst maximising the natural light - essential for fine needlepoint, hand sewing and embroidery work!

    “I also wanted to include a lot of practical storage solutions to ensure the space remains uncluttered, with the furnishings providing a comfortable environment in which to spend a day crafting – a little piece of haberdashery heaven at the bottom of the garden!”




    What are three practical tips that you can share for people looking to change their sheds?

    1. Don't be afraid to experiment with colour - you can always re-paint
    2. Make it comfortable - you'll want to spend time in there
    3. Think about storage - it's only a small space and you don't want to be constantly tidying



    What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to any budding interior designer?

    “My one piece of advice would be to find your own style. I love up-cycling and creating unique pieces.”


    Design essentials


    What were the three items essential to your shed design, whether that’s in terms of preparing it or the things inside it?

    1. A cutting table
    2. Storage for all the sewing and craft materials
    3. A clock, it’s easy to lose track of time when you’re having fun!

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