Buyers Guide: Sewing Tables
Sewing is not just a hobby for many people. It's a passion that many people take seriously. You will need to create a space in your home for your sew corner or craft area, as you'll need to be able to focus on your projects.
Many people use their dining room for sewing or crafting. But, to take your sewing skills to the next level, you can purchase a table or a cabinet.
What are the Key Features of a Sewing Table?
A sewing cabinet is not the same as a kitchen table. You want a kitchen table that is strong, attractive, and suitable for your kitchen. You might also be looking for heat resistance or the ability to look good even when children eat from it. But these features are standard on all kitchen tables.
Here are some of the most important features to consider when shopping for a cart or sewing cabinet.
- Stability - Stability in a sewing table is more important than stability on a computer desk or writing table. Your machine will jolt and shake any table that isn't built to withstand that level of stress. It is essential to have a sturdy and quality table.
- Storage - Although a minimalistic, modern-looking sewing table may look great with lots of space below, where will you put your half-finished project, your thread collection, and any extra fabric from JoAnn's? What about your sewing patterns? If you decide to get a no-storage sewing table, ensure you have adequate crafting storage.
- Pneumatic Lift - This option is only available for higher-end sewing cabinets. You will need to decide if you are willing to spend the extra money. A special lift brings your sewing machine from the cabinet to the tabletop by pushing a button.
- Surface Area - Your sewing table should have enough space to accommodate your machine. Where will you do your cutting and ironing? You may also want to use your sewing machine for this purpose. Make sure that the tabletop space on the table you are looking at is adequate. You might also consider this if you are a clutter-crazy person who likes to see all your projects clearly. If you love quilting, consider getting a table with a sewing arm. It will make your job easier.
- Assembly - This is not about your future with the table. But your future will be difficult to start until you have it all together. While some sewing tables are pre-assembled, others require you to have a degree in furniture assembly. There are many options. You should choose a table that is easy to assemble. Most furniture can be assembled in two or three hours and requires two people.
What to Avoid Buying a Sewing Table
When it comes to purchasing a used car, we all know the old wisdom: Buy carefully. It's better to have no car than a lemon. The same goes for sewing tables. It's better to spend your money on a useless, cheap table than you do on furniture that you won't be using. These are the top pitfalls to avoid when shopping for furniture.
- More Space Than You Can Afford - Nothing is more frustrating than buying a new piece of furniture only to find it doesn't fit in the space you have planned. Before you buy, measure the space that you intend to dedicate to your sewing table.
- Too Heavy To Move - Heavy means quality, right? Not necessarily! Not necessarily! Make sure the table's weight is within acceptable limits, or it is on easy-rolling casters.
- It's too difficult to put together. - This is a simple one: if you don't know how to put it together, then what good is it? It's not worth having a box of parts for your sewing machine sitting in your closet for six years, waiting for someone to help.
- Your Machine is Not Stable - This is something we've said before: a running sewing machine needs a little more stability. Stable stability is your priority. Don't settle.
- Not a fit for your particular machine - You should verify that the cabinet you are purchasing has a shelf for your sewing machine, a table with a flatbed, or a cabinet with an electric lift. These things are specific to each machine, so there is no one-size-fits-all.