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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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Can't say enough good things about dealing with everyone at Sheds Unlimited in purchasing our new 2-car, 2-story, 24'x30'  Maxibarn Legacy garage.  From the design, to the production and especially the construction, we couldn't have been more pleased.  Their crew of three came to install our garage four weeks earlier than planned.  They arrived at 11:30 a.m, worked until after dark, started the next day at 7:00 a.m worked again until after dark, arrived again at 7:00 a.m the next morning and were finished, cleaned up and gone by 1:30 p.m.  What was most beneficial for us, in addition to the lower cost, was that the building interval was kept to under 3 days, as opposed to having a contractor on site for months.  Couldn't be more pleased with our new garage with second floor storage!

Charlie K. from Yorktown Heights, NY

Very pleased with the build and delivery. Thank you

Frank Barrella from Galloway, NJ

The crew did an excellent job. For three days from 7 am t0 6 pm they worked quickly and efficiently. Since I'm retired I was able to watch most of their activity. Roofers usually use 5 nails per shingle – your crew used 8 and 9. Thanks Gid and guys – great job, great garage.

We were impressed with the level of service. The construction process was very fast and only took two days from start to finish, The quality of the 20X32 garage is excellent and we would recommend Sheds Unlimited.

Ted Currier from Center Valley, PA

Spent a lot of time in research on what shed to get for my back yard. I couldn't be happier with my choice of Sheds Unlimited . From materials used to delivery and setup great experience all the way. The shed looks great and thank goodness for the mule otherwise I would have had to have it made on site at a higher cost. If your in the market for a shed you can't do better then Sheds Unlimited. Larry H

Larry H from Philadelphia pa

They really made it easy. The ordering was taken care of by people who know the products. They worked with us on a delivery for us and two of my neighbors who also ordered. The shed was off the truck and in my yard in 20 minutes. So cool to watch the mule. Thanks to Nelson and all the staff people for a quick delivery and a high quality shed.

Alice from Edison NJ

...except, "Thank you!" Whole experience could not have been better. Sarah took the order and it was completed exactly as placed. Delivery and set up was flawless. If we had room I'd order another one just for the pleasure of dealing with these folks. This outfit has it's stuff together from beginning to end. My only suggestion to future customers is one that was passed along (only half jokingly) to us..."Buy a size larger than what you think you need!!") Thanks, again, Sheds Unlimited!

anthony cooper from Philadelphia, PA

I am extremely please with my 8X18 mini barn shed. The quality is superior to local shed companies and for a much better price. The two gentleman that delivered my shed went above and beyond to make sure the shed was perfect. They touched up the paint and cleaned any dirt from delivery.

Chris C. from East Moriches, NY

Great product great service great delivery time highly recommend this company

Superior quality and outstanding customer experience from start to finish. Everything went very smooth and we highly recommend Sheds Unlimited including their authorized foundation contractor who did an exceptional job.  Thank you 

Mark K from Douglassville, PA