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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.

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 Two Story Design Studio 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 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...

Over 420 Reviews

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We just got our new 12' X 24' shed and we love it! Well constructed - great craftsmanship - and very, very attractive. Style and colors complement our home perfectly. Will be a much needed place to store items and to woodwork. Company very pleasant and professional.
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Steven D from Old Lyme CT

Love my new shed. It was delivered last week. I thought I bought it too big, 8x14, but it's already filling up. It was delivered exactly on time. And what a master that young man is. He maneuvered those tight spaces and around a tree, it was a real pleasure to watch. And he did it in the rain, never losing his cool, and positioned the shed exactly where it was supposed to go, amazing. Again, I love my new shed, and it was great doing business with you. Much success to you.

Michael Antolino from Lavallette, NJ

This is the second shed that I have bought from Sheds Unlimited as I have moved twice in the last 5 years. I think the quality of the workmanship, materials and ease of ordering make them a winner every time. Pricing is as good if not better than anything that you can find at Home Depot or Lowes but the quality of the product is far superior. Thanks again for a great shed and buying experience.

Jeff Strauss from Whippany, NJ

Great experience with Sheds Unlimited from inquiring, ordering, follow up and delivery. The shed is just as ordered. Beautifully made. Delivery guys arrived as scheduled, and perfectly placed. Very happy and definitely recommend Sheds Unlimited to others. Thank you.

John from Long Island

Thank you for a very pleasant experiance
The shed was delivered on time, one problem with the color was resolved to my satification, the delivery was great with Nate at the helm tue shed wes put down on the spot, with the entire axpeeience caming to a very satified end. I would recomend Sheds unlimited to anybody. THANKS AGAIN Artie Van Riper

ArtieVanRiper from Calverton,New York

I worked with Sheds-unlimited over the phone. They explained to me how to prep the site. Took about 1 day to level the ground build the base and add the stone.
The Shed showed up as promised in about 20 minutes it was off the truck and in place. What I like the best is everyone knows what they are doing at Sheds-unlimited no messing around or problems. Price was excellent and shed is extremely well built.

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Michael Picarella from Exton, Pa

We ordered a shed built to our exact specifications to match an existing building on the property. Took a few weeks and several phone calls both ways to confirm the order and details but what was delivered was exactly what we were hoping for and at the price quoted to the penny.
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Atlantic Security INC from Chestertown Md

Sheds Unlimited General Manager, I want to take the time to recognize our complete satisfaction with the new 8'x18' vinyl shed delivered last Friday. The delivery was amazing to watch as the skilled and hard working driver skillfully navigated the semi tractor trailer, subsequently unloaded and placed the shed into the appropriate location on the pad and was gone in about an hour. The video on your site of 'The Mule' effectively describes this outstanding delivery capability.

The quality and overall service is a 5 STAR in my book. Please thank all the contributing workers and special hats off to the driver who made the delivery with the temperature at 101F. He is truly an outstanding frontline representative of your organization and you can be proud of him. Delivery Specialist, You make a Difference!

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Joe and Kathy Wiegner from Ivyland, PA

I love my new shed from Sheds Unlimited. The staff was great to work with and the build quality on the shed is amazing. The reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is the color. I ordered the Wedgewood blue which on the website looks very blue/gray which is the color of my house. The shed color was closer to a Robin's egg blue when it showed up. I will probably repaint in the spring to match the house but other then that I am very happy with it.