|Todd Jones||17/05/2012 22:38:52|
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Hi, everybody! I just inherited a very old Singer Sewing Machine from my grandmother, and, in the interests of saving money, I want to learn how to make my own clothes! My grandmother taught me enough to get started, but I'm sure I'm going to ahve additional questions.
My first question is this: I'm using my sewing table on my dining room table and it's moving all over the place. I've been researching various sewing tables, and I found that Arrow Sewing tables seem to be the most popular. I found a cute website: Sewingtablesbysara.com, and was thinking of buyiing the Sewnatra, as my apartment is very small, and it folds up.
Has anyone dealt with this company before? These tables are very expensive, and I don't want to be ripped off. Thanks for your help!
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You should look into 'Horn' cabinets. They make varying sizes,, and my Hub is just great.
|Di T||18/05/2012 09:22:36|
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You might also look at the Sewezi tables. YOu can fold and put away when not in use.
|Francoise Vrabel||18/05/2012 14:51:06|
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A cheap solution could be to use something like a rubber mat-mouse mat, under your machine.
I remember my mother having that problem and that was her solution.
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I agree, I think putting a bit of table protector underneath the machine is the cheapest solution. I would rather buy a new sewing machine before I bought a cabinet to put mine in. The Sew Ezi ones do fold up flat if you really want a separate table, but I would just use the table you already have and spend the money you save on something more exciting!
|quilt and patch||18/05/2012 17:39:44|
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Hi Todd and welcome to the forum. I have a pattern for a table protector that can be made with pockets etc for putting your scissors pins so it is very handy but I haven't made it myself. It is a pattern by Lesley Brankin called Sewing station mat and Oakshott designer collection. Liz
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Hi, I use my machine mostly on the kitchen table or at classes and at these the tables aren't always very good. Rather than table protector, which doesn't really roll up very small, I use the rubber anti slip mat, cut to size, that you get from B&Q to stop mats/rugs slipping on wooden floors. It stops the machine from slipping around and also gives it a bit of cushioning. A lot cheaper to buy than a new cabinet!!!
|Todd Jones||18/05/2012 18:32:55|
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Wow, thanks for all of these posts! I took a look at the SewEzi, and it does look very portable...the Horn Cabinets are too expensive...I like the table mat idea...but there's something really cute about that Sewnatra...it keeps drawing me back! I can't wait to ask furthe questions as I get more into it...for now, I may try the protector idea....
|Marian T||18/05/2012 18:53:47|
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Popping your machine behind a sofa when not in use also makes the room look larger hahaha - those of us with small 'apartments' have to be creative with space.
And the positive is that you can buy a good-sized self-healing mat and a Rotary cutter and blades to go with it. Two of the best pieces of equipment I've bought and most used.
Good luck with what you decide.
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That is a great idea Marian, I'm going to try that too.
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