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A Backyard Design Studio for Swoon Sewing Patterns

Backyard Design Studio

The Journey of a Backyard Design Studio

Today we have a journey to take and a story to tell. The stroll won’t use expensive fuel and you can remain planted in your favorite chair for the duration! As you may have guessed from the title, the story is one of sewing patterns, design and a creative couple turning a shed into a design and sewing studio.

Are you beginning to swoon?

Alicia started Swoon Sewing Patterns after experiencing frustration trying to use existing, hard to follow sewing patterns she found here and there. Her goal was to create patterns that were easy to follow and produced a very beautiful end product that the seamstress could show of proudly. With a background in graphic design, the move from design to making easy to follow sewing patterns came naturally. She soon had a following.

At first, she held on to her job in graphic design but was surprised how quickly her newfound side job became successful. Within a short time, she was able to quit her full-time job and throw herself into what she loved doing most. What Alicia enjoys most is creating patterns that others can use to make beautiful bags. In an interview she explained her passion for sewing saying:

It's not so much about what I can do but what I can help other people do.

Sewing Studio Shed

Alicia Meets Sheds Unlimited

Her story and that of Sheds Unlimited converged when her husband was trying to convince her to move to a new home. She finally agreed to move if he would help her build a small workspace to continue her rewarding work.

They soon decided that tackling a sewing and design studio alone was not the best choice and began searching online for solutions. That was when Alicia discovered the Two Story Legacy Sheds at Sheds Unlimited.

Alicia ordered a Two Story Shed and within weeks the production phase began in the shed manufacturing facility in PA. At the same time, Alicia was busy preparing a sturdy concrete pad where the portable storage building would sit when it arrived. There’s no substitute for a sturdy level spot for a shed of any kind, but this was especially important since she would be spending lots of time in the studio and this building should last her a lifetime!

Two Story Backyard Design Studio Shed

When the time came for delivery, setup of the two-story shed only took around 4 hours to complete, says Alicia. Everything for the Backyard Design Studio was prefabricated and ready to set in place in two sections with a crane. Then the corner stairway was installed and a few finishing touches were added to complete the deal! It all seemed like a breeze to assemble with all the precision work done ahead of time by the Sheds Unlimited designers and builders.

Alicia saved herself (and her husband) much hard work by simply buying a ready-to-go building!

Finishing the Backyard Design Studio

Now came the hard work for Alicia and her husband. Everything they could do on their own, they attempted to do. Her husband went to work with electrical, insulation and installing a mini-split for heating and a/c and Alicia worked at painting doors etc. Electric was brought in a via ditch digging machine rented from a local rental store. It was amazing what they found at local stores to complete such a project. Slowly the pieces were coming together!

After installing the drywall, a friend Chris offered a willing hand and finished the drywall. A mini-split unit was a great and economical way to heat and cool this backyard design studio. It does the job of keeping Alicia's Design Studio (and did we mention a soap making shop) comfortable year-round.

Step-by-step the sewing and design studio took shape and each step brought Alicia closer to her own lovely She Shed where she could think, dream and create! After the months of hard work and attending to the many details, Alicia was itching to get back to the real work which she loved most. It was an exhausting project, but finally, the happy day came when it was time to move in! Although she had plans to build a little deck off the patio doors, keep working on the grass, and install a gutter with a rain barrel, the studio was now calling her name! 

 

An Amazing Backyard Design Studio Shed in PA

Moving in and Setting up Shop in the Design and Sewing Studio

It was a smashing success! The mix of a prefab 14x24 Legacy Two Story Shed and the DIY skill set her and her husband brought to the table has changed her life! Alicia’s finished studio is enough to make a serious designer swoon...almost...

The small backyard studio now helps Alicia serve her 60,000+ Facebook followers with new bag pattern designs that make any person who enjoys sewing feel good about the finished product. Alicia says what she likes best about her job is the satisfaction that she gives others when they finish a gorgeous bag.

Click on any of the studio photos to see a larger version (careful not to swoon).

Another one of my hobbies is soap making and the upstairs space is my new soaping room.

A Backyard Design Studio and Soap Making Shop in One

Alicia also has other hobbies and one of them found a home on the second floor of her design and sewing studio. Walk up the beautifully finished stairs and you will find a hobby soaping room where Alicia mixes and makes soaps just for fun!

What about a Home Studio for You?

Are you cooped up in a small area working on your hobby, or perhaps earning money on the side from home? Have you dreamed of having a quiet place in the backyard where you can focus on designing and creating? We'd love to help you get started on a BACKYARD DESIGN STUDIO of your own. 

You can choose from a wide range of buildings and customize one for your very own needs. 

Start here and find the building of your dreams. Or see Art Studios, She Sheds, Home Office Sheds a Man Cave and much more around our site. 

Can't wait to see what you dream up!

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

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We ordered a great quality shed from Sheds Unlimited. Not only was it the best price (after checking ~5 places) it is built to last!

Liam from Quakertown, PA

Start to finish was a great experience. The shed is just first rate and the delivery was on time and the delivery man did a fantastic job maneuvering the shed into a very tight area. I will gladly recommend this company to my friends.

john from forest hill md.

I purchased the shed kit due to the lack of access to the area of placement for the complete build. The kit was delivered close to the site pad. The kit was packaged very well and was received with no damage. The customer service was outstanding. The shed was excellent quality. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone.

We received the MaxiBarn August 29, 2013 and it has been the best thing we have purchased in a number of years. It was transported to us from Gap, Pensylvania by a very professional young gentleman who knew exactly what to do to place it on the pad we provided. Nothing was disturbed on the lawn and we were very pleased with the delivery and set up procedure. It provides enough space to house my husband's lawn equipment with remaining space for other storage purposes. The maxi barn was painted per our specifications and matches the garage and house perfectly. We requested modifications for the placement of the 2 windows and doors and Sheds Unlimited was able to accomodate perfectly.
I definitely would recommend Sheds Unlimited for not only reasonableness of cost but also for their professional services and providing us with a very well built shed.

Brinda Large from Taneytown, Maryland 21787

Great workmanship and quality material, delivered on time and process was professional and simple. Colors of shed matched my house perfectly. Very happy and hope to refer you to others. Thanks again.

Paul from Vineland N.J.

I would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to my friends and family. In fact, my shed came 2 days before our family reunion party so I was a bit nervous with all the preparations for 100 people coming and a shed kit on a pallet wrapped, sitting in my driveway...Well the driver, Glenn was so helpful, he even offered to help unload my 8x12 barn style shed and move it to the backyard!! It was enough incentive to start assembling it the next morning. Needless to say we had the entire shed up and together, 2 guys, 5 hours! Every piece fit perfectly and was as easy as buttering toast! I love my new shed, thank you so much and to all the employees and especially the driver who helped me!
Kathryn

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Sue Lippert from Voorhees, NJ

the whole experience was a pleasure excep I don't like the fact that they used particaleboard to sheath the roof ! for the cost of the shed i was ezpecting solid material!

joseph w gallini from Chestnut ridge n y

Sheds Unlimited was recommended to us by a friend. We couldn't be happier with our one car garage for Ken's showcar! We worked with Ben Shue & James King. They could not have been nicer or more helpful or efficient as we designed our garage! We had a lot of problems with our town building codes, but Sheds Unlimited helped us every step of the way. Then we watched one Friday as the truck with our garage pieces arrived and 2 young men worked 17 hrs putting our garage together! Talk about efficient!! Amazing, and as polite as good be! We would recommend this company to everyone!!

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