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Do You Need a Sewing Table?

We'd like to say that everyone needs a sewing table, but some people need an available table. If you sew regularly, then it could be advantageous to invest in a sewing table. A sturdy and spacious sewing table can help you be more productive and enjoyable. Sewing tables can offer more organization within your space and give you more working area.

Defining Differences Between Sewing Tables and Other Surfaces

Ordinary tables are just tables. Some sewers spend years working on collapsible tables that you would set up at a bar-b-que. That’s not serious sewing! Get serious by finding a table specifically meant to facilitate your sewing habit with enough space, sturdiness, and fit for your sewing room or corner.

 

These tables should go far beyond any standard surface by delivering excellence on every front. A traditional desk or unused table usually isn't the complete solution that those who regularly work behind a sewing machine.

Benefits of Using a Sewing Table

Typically sewing tables are collapsible and lightweight, which enables you to travel with your workspace easily. They're available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, which means you can personalize them as well. Sewing tables often emphasize sturdiness and convenience. Ideally, you can use a sewing table to finish your projects more quickly while also improving ergonomics.

Choosing the Right Sewing Table for You

Platform

Can you imagine a desk with an adjustable platform? Many sewers prefer to do their cutting while standing and have to iron and press while standing. That leaves many hunched over a traditional desk or table.

 

A sewing table with a drop-down platform can help you align the table's height with your machine or make it more comfortable to use while standing.

Sturdiness

These tables come in a variety of strength and stability combinations. If you're looking to travel with your sewing table, then you might need to compromise on some stability for the sake of collapsing. However, if you're going to place your machine on the sewing table, you need something extremely sturdy.

 

Look for a table that can support all the weight of your most frequently used tools. For some sewers, that will include their sewing machine. Essentially you want to ensure the table doesn't move or sway when your machine is operating at full speed.

General Size Preferences

What is "too low" or "too high" for you may be "just right" for someone else. Very much like Goldilocks and her three bowls of porridge and three beds, you want to find the size that is just right. You can evaluate your ergonomic needs in height for the table as height is the most important factor. Working with a table that is not the correct height can result in shoulder, back, and neck problems.

 

After you’ve figured out the best height, determine the length you want. The length and width might have some restrictions giving your sewing space or if you plan to pack it up regularly. Give these some consideration and what you ideally want for size.

Material

The material can play a significant role in determining if you need a sewing table or which one is right for you. A lightweight sewing table is great for going out to sewing circles, quilting groups, and craft classes. It can also be the best option if you find yourself migrating from one room to another frequently.

 

Many sewers will opt for a table made of heavier construction grade equipment for their stationary sewing table. Steel is excellent for its durability.

Storage

One of the big make-or-break factors in deciding if you need a sewing table is used for storage. Adding another worksurface to your sewing area isn't the only thing a table should bring. Some sewers use collapsible tables, and those only provide a larger working area. However, if you're looking for a stationary workspace, you should also expect to have cabinets, drawers, and shelves.

 

Storage can change your mind about having a sewing table. Imagine a sewing room or corner without the cubbies and storage bins. Instead, have a sewing table that has storage shelves and drawers built right into your space.

Deciding If You Need a Sewing Table

Sewing is a wonderful hobby, and it can be highly rewarding. However, the effort to secure projects, traveling with projects, and more can feel drying. If you often sew or travel with your sewing projects, then a sewing table could dramatically impact how and where you do your crafting.

 

Tables with cabinets, shelves, or drawers can help improve the feeling and environment in a sewing room. A personal sewing table must serve the needs of that particular sewer. Ensure that you carefully research your options before committing to a table that might not suit your specific needs.

GoldStar Tool

If you have decided that you want to make the leap and get yourself a sewing table, check out our products at GoldStarTool.com. If you have any questions about our sewing tables, contact our customer service. Also, if you do purchase a sewing table from us, show us your sewing room on Instagram! We look forward to seeing our customers’ setups and projects!


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