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Sewing station
Ideas for a fold away sewing station.
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Date: 1/15/14 12:42 PM

I am thinking about a fold away sewing station my son can build for me in my smallest bedroom. Somewhere on the lines of a slim cupboard on the wall where the front holds down onto a leg thus making a work table foe sewing. In the 'wall cupboard' part he could make shelves etc. the work table could be double with a fold down top that could fold out either way depending on space available, to make it longer or deeper for a work surface for cutting out. Underneath he could build deeper cupboards ? Just a dream.....eh.....😟😟💭💭💭

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Date: 1/15/14 1:24 PM

That sounds wonderful! I am slowly turning the spare bedroom into a sewing room. I need to leave the bed in there for the rare occasions that I have overnight guests which limits the space I can work with. I'm using folding tables that were affordable (they were on sale half price) and they can be put away if necessary. I've got a 6 foot table for laying out and cutting. I've got the 4 legs up on large coffee cans to raise it to a 36 inch high table to be easier on my back. Then I have a 4 foot table that stands 30 inches high to put the serger and sewing machine side-by-side. I mention this because you may want different heights for different tasks.

For storage I have 4 storage towers on wheels that roll under the cutting table.

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Date: 1/16/14 1:04 AM

A few years ago there were foldout computer station/desks that might serve the purpose with some modifications. Now that most people use laptops at home the large desks seem to have fallen by the wayside.

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Date: 1/16/14 1:14 AM

Check out these two Ikea hacks, they might give you some ideas. Obviously custom built is better than Ikea hack but these are pretty ingenious. I think the first one is closest to what you are describing.

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Date: 1/16/14 1:57 AM

Another thing to look for would be the
'entertainment center' armoire type things that have been obsoleted by wall mounted tv's.

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Date: 1/16/14 2:41 AM

That sounds great! Here's a freestanding unit like that.

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Date: 1/16/14 6:16 AM

This is the nearest I can get to posting a photo. I would want it deeper and wider with a cupboard underneath. I would like an extra top that would flip up to the right supported by another leg. Here goes


http://casualcrafter.co/2013/07/14/fold-up-craft-table-turns-into-a-picture-in-frame-on-wall/

It looks as though it worked. My son is a fabricator/welder and is well used to making and working to drawings. He will design and make it for me (in wood not metal lol) I just need the money and he the time.

Thought I had cracked the image thing, just can't get it right soz
-- Edited on 1/16/14 6:38 AM --

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Date: 1/16/14 8:55 AM

These are all great ideas. I wish I had the room to put one. I've got hubby on alert that I want a custom built thingy (18Wx25Lx28H) that will fit my small space. He has already built me a storage unit for the sewing room. I have room for only one machine at a time and want to have the opportunity to have two out at all times. I have described and drawn what I want him to make me. A very narrow table that will hold a machine, but I want it on locking rollers and it has to have a hinged drop leaf on the left side. When I'm not using it, I can easily roll it over to the other side of the room.

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Date: 1/16/14 9:31 AM

It's so nice to have someone that can build for you! Retired hubby has built me a cutting table and lots of drawers and shelves for the sewing room. So, when he wants something sewn, he gets it. Fortunately he does grasp that I am a beginner!

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Date: 1/17/14 1:27 AM

There are some really cute ideas but most of them look too flimsy to me. They're fine for a laptop but would vibrate like mad with a sewing machine or serger. You might want to add a little more reinforcement to them.
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