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Thread: Need a sewing table

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    Junior Member MamaO2011's Avatar
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    So I bought my first sewing machine a couple of weeks ago. Since I bought the most machine I could afford, I didn't have money left for a table. And honestly, the husband and I didn't actually know where my sewing would even take place. We have finally settled on a corner of our bedroom. I won't have a ton of room, but I'd like to have a sturdy table and room to iron and have storage. What are my options? My budget is about $150-200. Am I dreaming?

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    if you could find a good used desk, you would have some storage of most used stuff. also a good chair--office chair is what I use.

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    I have this table and have been really happy with it!

    http://www.amazon.com/American-Cherr...8372245&sr=8-1

    Check Walmart & walmart.com, sometimes it is on there cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I have this table and have been really happy with it!

    http://www.amazon.com/American-Cherr...8372245&sr=8-1
    I actually saw this desk on WalMart's website for $119 - good to hear a positive real world review!

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    I use a folding table when needed in front of my sewing machine. When I'm done, I fold it back up and place behind the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo
    if you could find a good used desk, you would have some storage of most used stuff. also a good chair--office chair is what I use.
    good suggestion :)

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    Is your hubby handy? If nothing else, you can buy (or re-purpose) table legs at a DIY then affix 1/2" plywood to the top. Cost should be under $100 to do this.

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    Low price option would be to purchase a couple of small drawer units of the right height (or two drawer file cabinets) and top them with a hollow core door. (Our local shop has seconds on the hollow core doors for less than $10.) That way you get a six foot by two or three foot work area, room for sewing, cutting and ironing. I made a removeable ironing surface from a 2'x2' scrap of thin plywood covered with 2 layers of cotton batting (or an old mattress pad would do, and topped it with the material you can get at the fabric store for ironing board covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I have this table and have been really happy with it!

    http://www.amazon.com/American-Cherr...8372245&sr=8-1

    Check Walmart & walmart.com, sometimes it is on there cheaper.
    That's the table I got. I ordered it from Walmart online, shipping was free to the Walmart nearest me, and I paid $119.00. It frequently goes on sale for $99.00. Here's my post on it.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-144450-1.htm

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    check out auctions or estate sales - I found a huge and modern desk with a right-L on it for $5 at an auction. I took the right-L off of it because it wouldn't fit in my room, but the desk is perfect...gotta look at the multi use purposes of ordinary things.

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