I just finished organizing my sewing space in January. It is still working well for me! I think I removed the Flickr pictures, though. I'll look and link if they are still there.
Table from paint discussion on MDC.
Anyway, I use DH's kitchen table he brought to the marriage. I have the short end against the wall and the rest sticks out into the room. I have a chair on each side. My sewing machine is near the wall on one side and the serger is farthest away from the wall on the other side. This way, fabric goes down the middle between the machines no matter which machine I am using. In the space "behind" the sewing machine, I have a wood paper stacking unit from Ikea with a clipboard of my hand-drawn patterns and ideas for upcoming projects and a light on top. This is just what we already had. It works well enough, but the other slots are not being utilized. In the space "behind" the serger, I lay down my cutting mat. I keep a covered coffee can (small size) near the cutting mat with cutting tools in it. I leave my long ruler on the cutting mat, but the others are behind the door along with other size mats. I leave the center space clear at all times so I can just sit down and sew. I sewed some paper last night for scrapbooking purposes and it was so simple and FAST because of this.
More recent shot of the table and more of the room.
Over-the-door ironing table to conserve space is on the "stationary" door.
Different view of table: the working side! LOL
The project basket is the wicker basket on the floor under the table. I keep my patterns in the white basket with a foam core piece as a lid for now. One project is to create a fabric cover for the whole thing and make the lid a hinged lid versus a lift-off. I moved the little mats and rulers off the top shelf of the unit on the table. It drove me crazy to have them here and the rest behind the door. I found my clipboard and put it with the projects, but the kitten enjoyed playing with it way too much, so it went up into the wood unit on the table.
Today, DD & I started painting dollhouse furniture, so I moved my mat and ruler. They went behind the door with the others. We put a sheet of butcher paper down and I moved the sewing machine chair to this space. DD stood next to me. They are drying right now. This room is actually our "project room" now and we paint, sew, construct, and whatever in here. The room is TINY, less than 10x10 with a 6-foot slider and double doors to get into the room and a single closet door (swings into room). This table is too big for this room, in my "decorator" opinion, but is perfect for getting multiple things done in here. So it stays and we work around it.
My fabric is in several locations:
~ Large plastic bins in closet
-- One for all my Suzy's Zoo fabric and Hello Kitty fabric
; and one for all my regular cotton fabric
in ROYGBIV order.
~ Cabinet in room
-- Top shelf holds all white fabric (all types) on left, unbleached/beige fabric (all types) in center with large (sheet-size or wider) fabric pieces on top, and specialty fabric (waterproof) on right. Bottom shelf holds three sections of "specialty" fabrics (knits, fleece, sheer/random).
~ Sterilite boxes -- One holds all Suzy's Zoo and Hello Kitty scraps; the other holds all other fabric scraps. These boxes are on the top of the fabric cabinet (in the center).
I keep batting in the very top of the closet. I keep pillow forms in the very top of the laundry room cabinets. I did it this way because these items are voluminous and this space is otherwise challenging to use effectively. I can see what I have this way and it is out of the way, not taking up valuable "room" space.