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Thread: Craigslist Customized sewing table

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    Craigslist Customized sewing table

    Thanks to my DH for following several sets of instructions printed out for him to make this sewing table for my sewing room. I have three machines that I use. A Brother SQ 9050, Singer Featherweight, and a Singer 301A. All three fit in the table with height adjustments so each machine table top fits flush with the table itself. What a guy! I found the table and brought it home. Showed him where I wanted the machines to sit on the table and left him alone. (He works much better alone!) He also had to adjust the height of the table by cutting off 1.5" from each leg. (I'm very short!)

    Just brought the table into the room at 11pm so haven't had a chance to start sewing on it but will do so tomorrow when I start quilting my Table Runner Swap partner's table runner.

    I've also attached a pic of the way my sewing machine was originally set up. The plastic portable tables are adjustable but height settings were either too tall or too short. I had to scrunch my shoulders up and down when I quilted. By the time I finished quilting a t-shirt quilt, my back hurt so bad I couldn't sew for two days.

    I think this new table will be perfect.
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    Looks good! Great sewing area!

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    Looks really nice. Bet it doesn't vibrate like on the plastic table.

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    He did good! Love your sewing area!

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    What a great table!! I would love to see all the pictures of your newly done room!! I also suffer from being height challenged and I found a kids desk works best for me, but I don't have a dedicated space.

    I'm green with envy!! For the beautiful table and the handy hubby!!

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    Looks great! Are you willing to loan him out?

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    He's done a wonderful job so go ahead and enjoy your space. I'm green with envy, my DH is absolutely useless at DIY!

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    Very nice, enjoy!!!!

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    Will attach pics for the rest of the sewing room shortly.

    Quote Originally Posted by SusanSusan33 View Post
    What a great table!! I would love to see all the pictures of your newly done room!! I also suffer from being height challenged and I found a kids desk works best for me, but I don't have a dedicated space.

    I'm green with envy!! For the beautiful table and the handy hubby!!

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    Great idea. I too am very short and find most tables are way too tall for me to cut on. Maybe I can motivate my guy.

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    Terrific table! Neat that your hubby is handy at this kind of thing~
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    @SusanSusan33 -- Here's more pics of my sewing room. Some are fuzzy but you can still figure out I just took a pic and turned, took an pic and turned. Sort of a 360 degree pic without the movie. I need to straighten my stash! I have material for valances for the window. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by SusanSusan33 View Post
    What a great table!! I would love to see all the pictures of your newly done room!! I also suffer from being height challenged and I found a kids desk works best for me, but I don't have a dedicated space.

    I'm green with envy!! For the beautiful table and the handy hubby!!
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    great idea,have fun sewing now
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    Great job! Also like your cupboard/cutting table very much.

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    Lovely sewing space. Do you loan out your husband? LOL

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    Nice area and I love the wall hangings.

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    Beautiful! Looks like an awesome idea .
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    Have the same problem with tables too tall. Nice room and set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch124 View Post
    Thanks to my DH for following several sets of instructions printed out for him to make this sewing table for my sewing room. I have three machines that I use. A Brother SQ 9050, Singer Featherweight, and a Singer 301A. All three fit in the table with height adjustments so each machine table top fits flush with the table itself. What a guy! I found the table and brought it home. Showed him where I wanted the machines to sit on the table and left him alone. (He works much better alone!) He also had to adjust the height of the table by cutting off 1.5" from each leg. (I'm very short!)

    Just brought the table into the room at 11pm so haven't had a chance to start sewing on it but will do so tomorrow when I start quilting my Table Runner Swap partner's table runner.

    I've also attached a pic of the way my sewing machine was originally set up. The plastic portable tables are adjustable but height settings were either too tall or too short. I had to scrunch my shoulders up and down when I quilted. By the time I finished quilting a t-shirt quilt, my back hurt so bad I couldn't sew for two days.

    I think this new table will be perfect.
    I love the whole set up especially the cutting area, I use a self healing mat of course and our kitchen table it is really to low I am 5.5 tall and it kill my back to cut fabric I see you have a bottom cabinet and counter that sure is better than my kitchen table.My table is large but sure is a back breaker.
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    Awesome table. Your DH is a keeper!

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    OH how nice. Lucky you!

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    You have a great space and really love the sewing table.

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    Lucky You!

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    Very nice! You are a lucky lady!

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    Love the table, he did good! Your room looks like a great place to play!

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