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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 450 Reviews

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All i can say is wow !! the shed that they made for me is beautifull, the craftsmanship is out standing.From dealing with nelson on the phone all the way to delivery and placement on my hard to get to patio was perfect.i would recomend sheds unlimited to everyone.

William Parrish from Toms River NJ

It was a pleasure to buy a shed from a company that knows customers service. The ordering process was so EZ and the delivery was so simple with there delivery mule. Every other shed company just wanted to drop the shed in the driveway and I was responsible for getting it in the back yard for about the same price. The construction of the shed was top notch.
Thank You Sheds Unlimited, I would highly recommend you to anyone.

Monroe W. from Berlin

We are so happy with our tiny cabin from Sheds Unlimited. From our first inquiry after viewing their web site to the order process and the delivery, they were outstanding. Ben was amazing as he worked with us to turn a 14 x 24 ft shed into a small rustic cabin for our land in the mountains. Being in customer service, I really appreciated how he took care of us. We never felt rushed when we met with him to go over ideas and plans, and phone calls and emails were returned promptly. We never heard the word no; he said yes they can do that or how about this way? We warned Ben and Dave (who scheduled the delivery) that it would be a difficult delivery with tight turns and steep hills, but they said no problem. Nate delivered our cabin and worked through some very tight spots. As expected, there was damage to the back side of the cabin. Dave worked with us to schedule one of their carpenters to repair all the damages. And we were 4 hours away! He sent Dan who worked very hard in the heat to repair the damage and it looks as good as new. Quality construction, outstanding customer service and follow up repairs makes this a highly reputable company. We would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited if you are planning on building a shed or finishing it into a cabin or back yard retreat!

A and T Garcia from West Virginia

Our local zoning board had a ton of requirements that resulted in us changing our shed order 3 times. Sheds Unlimited was very flexible and helpful. In the end we love our shed and are happy that we went to Shed's Unlimited to get it. We highly recommend.

Diane from Prospect Park, PA

The entire process was a delight. Mark explained the options and was very accomodating to a couple special requests. The shed turned out beautifully and was delivered in record time. We were so impressed with everyone and will certainly recommend them to our friends and family. Quatlity and service were top notch!

Michelle Tyler from Stamford, CT

Purchased in-stock shed for almost $1,100 cheaper then local guy. The delivery guy was awesome... did a great job navigating the shed to the back yard with limited space. He actually fix a small piece of shingle that struck a tree branch. I didn't even notice. That tells you a lot about Sheds Unlimited. 5 stars, don't look elsewhere!

Mark from York, PA

From the very first conversation to the final delivery. This company is great. They worked with me through everything to get the building I needed. Thanks Sheds Unlimited!

Steven De Jacimo from Point Pleasant, New Jersey

We had a custom 10 x 12 Shed built, which was the classic Shed Style but a “lean to” version, so that we could mount solar panels on the top. We could not be happier with the design and craftsmanship. They made the roof extra sturdy by putting a beam every foot, which helped hold the 500 pounds of solar panels we installed on top.

Shed Unlimited builds a really nice shed, and the people there are very friendly, and professional. We would definitely have another shed built by Sheds Unlimited, and would recommend them to anyone we know, great sheds ,and great people.

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Craig from Manalapan, New Jersey

My contractor told me to order my shed from Sheds Unlimited. He was 100% right. The quality and pricing was excellent. The whole process from ordering to delivery was a good experience--which is hard to come by these days! I would definitely recommend Sheds Unlimited.

Joanna from Glen Cove, NY

My custom designed 10 X 16 Classic Workshop Shed was installed today by a well trained and extremely courteous driver/installer. I could not believe only one person was able to complete the delivery. I used Bedrock Foundations recommended by them for building a level framed pressure treated 12 X 18 blue stone filled foundation then scheduled delivery. Dealing with Sheds Unlimited as well as Bedrock Foundations from start to finish should be a role model for other American companies to follow. I will definitely recommend both these companies to everyone shopping for a shed, garage, workshop of top quality construction and installation. Thank you Sheds Unlimited as finally I can put all my tools and equipment in one location.

Danny W. Lisk from Old Bridge, New Jersey