Where I Sew – Erin Erickson of Dog Under My Desk

on Jul 7, 2013 in Where I Sew | 94 comments

When I started writing PDF sewing patterns, the name Dog Under My Desk just seemed appropriate. My Yorkies really do sleep under my desk all day (and night) while I design, endlessly prototype, and photograph my bag patterns. My space is set up so I can move quickly from my iMac to my sewing machine to my ironing board to my photography backdrop. My fabric collection is all of my favorite colors, so I keep it on display for easy access. I really do cut on the floor, and yes, my friends can vouch for the fact that my room actually is this clean most of the time! In between pattern writing marathons, at least.

My pattern business has gradually evolved over the past two years into my current line of nine patterns and countless tutorials, with more of each on the way! I’m active online and easy to reach if you have any questions about bag making, interfacing, or sewing in general!

Erin’s Links:

Website
Pattern Shop
Facebook
Twitter – Dog Under My Desk
Twitter – Erin Ericksen
Instagram
Pinterest
Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

    94 Comments

  1. Look at all that fabric! Lots of color. Great roomy space and lots of light. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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    usairdoll

    July 8, 2013

  2. What a great, organized sewing space! I love the doggy mascots! I have 3 kitty mascots in my sewing room!’

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    Lana

    July 8, 2013

  3. Your studio space is like the ideal kitchen triangle (sink/stove/fridge) with it being your iMac/sewing machine/ironing board! It really does help in productivity. My sister still cuts on the floor, so that really makes me smile. I’ll let her know she’s in good company. 🙂

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    Terry

    July 9, 2013

  4. Fun! Company arrives today and when they leave. I’ll be converting my bonus room into a sewing room. It’s going to be so much fun. Currently my dining room area is my sewing space.

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    Betty

    July 9, 2013

  5. Thanks for this sneak peek into your creative space!

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    Katherine Shaw

    July 9, 2013

  6. Way too neat. But, you are young. Your stash will grow, grasshopper.

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    Kaffee

    July 9, 2013

  7. Love your “space”…I wish mine was that organized but I am forced to sew in my kitchen/living room…My bookcase is emptied of books in lieu of fabric. Must spend some time this summer reorganizing fabric!! My cat loves my quilts and if I leave fabric stacked on the table she takes it over as her new bed!!

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    Susan Paxton

    July 9, 2013

  8. Love the “dogs under your desk” what a original name, and lots of light. Thanks for sharing

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    Montserrat Duran

    July 9, 2013

  9. I love the way your fabric is displayed! It’s so neat and inspiring!

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    Ann

    July 9, 2013

  10. I really miss table in the picture 🙂 but yeah, whatever works for you. We are all different.

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    Vera

    July 10, 2013

  11. I love that her dogs sleep under her desk. Mine are too big, but occasionally they try to.

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    Allison C

    July 11, 2013

  12. Thanks for sharing! Looks nice and bright!

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    Sonia F

    July 11, 2013

  13. I love the bright fabric on the black bookcase! !!

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    dawn hoge

    July 12, 2013

  14. Better dogs sleeping under your table than cats on the table! That’s what I contend with. 😉

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    Margaret

    July 13, 2013

  15. I love your space,,the colour on the walls seems to so “grounding”. Love your patterns & tutorials too btw. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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    Mary

    July 14, 2013

  16. Much better than Cat on the Table, which is what I’ve got.

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    Cheryl

    July 17, 2013

  17. I’m in awe of your space! I need to get to work organizing mine!

    I’d love to win the opportunity to buy some beautiful fabric for my soon to be here baby!

    Thanks for the opportunity and keep up the awesome work Erin!

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    Caryn

    July 19, 2013

  18. I’m desperately trying to organize my space now. This is just lovely 🙂

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    Tara Sindelar

    July 19, 2013

  19. I am amazed how neat and organized your space is. That is my goal but I keep getting distracted and sew instead of organizing!

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    Helene Christensen

    July 19, 2013

  20. Wow – such a neat organized space, mine looks like a hoarders storage room in comparison!

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    Mechelle

    July 19, 2013

  21. Love it! wish I had your fabric stash 😉

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    Barbara

    July 19, 2013

  22. I love Erin’s tutorials and have purchased several of her pdf patterns. Her instructions are meticulous and explain how to use interfacing intelligently! Great idea to feature the studio where this talented designer creates. thanks!

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    Janet Moilanen

    July 19, 2013

  23. Oh my, I can only get occasional glimpses of my sewing room clean because I tend to sew like a tornado! lol Thanks for the inspiration and I love, love, love your patterns!

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    Beth Strand

    July 20, 2013

  24. Isn’t it great to have a good-sized mirror in the sewing room? My mirror has come in quite handy in showing me a different perspective of a project thus helping me to make decisions regarding colors, proportions, and overall design in ways that I may have missed otherwise.

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    Evelyn

    July 20, 2013

  25. Great space, love the bookshelf with all the fabric!

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    Sarah

    July 21, 2013

  26. Great sewing area. I love your purse patterns and fabric choices

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    Louise Lee

    July 22, 2013

  27. What a great room! I love the organization and open space.

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    Abagail

    July 28, 2013

  28. Love the spacious feel and the organization. Thanks for sharing.

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    Carol

    July 29, 2013

  29. Love the stash. You obviously resold and restack your fabrics. Mine get stuffed back in when I’m done with them.

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    Sandra

    July 29, 2013

  30. Best name ever, and such cute dogs as inspiration!

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    Beth T.

    August 5, 2013

  31. Luv your space and your patterns.

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    Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

    July 7, 2014

  32. My daughter in law just bought three Thread spool wall hangers at a yard sale so she can start to organize her sewing space. Your fabric shelf looks very nice. kthurn@bektel.com

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    Karen Thurn

    July 11, 2014

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