Making An Inexpensive Sewing Table

15 Nov

I have needed a better setup for my sewing machine for a long time.  A couple of years ago I picked up this little oak desk for $10.00.  My husband cut a hole in the top to fit my sewing machine at the time.  It worked quite well for a long time, until I decided I wanted to learn how to quilt my own quilts, and found it to be way to small. I would have to move my converted desk out to the middle of the room and surround it with tables. That became quite a nuisance.  Last week my wonderful husband  revamped my little desk again, and look what I got.  This so nice, it makes sewing much more enjoyable.

If anyone of you are wanting to go bigger, but can’t afford it either money wise or room wise, this is an excellent alternative.  The total cost to do

Drop leaf up.

this was $60.00.

Revamped desk with leaf down.

This was fast and easy to do.  I think it took a total of 4 hours to do this.  We bought a 4′ x 8′  sheet of melamine board, had the hardware store cut it for us.  My husband cut out the hole for the sewing machine.  Screwed the top on to the top.  We put piano hinges on for the drop leaf.  Then he ironed on the melamine facing to cover all of the raw edges.  The nice part is if we ever move, he just has to unscrew everything so we can get it out of the house.

Thanks for looking, and may every stitch be a happy stitch!

 

3 Responses to “Making An Inexpensive Sewing Table”

  1. Duct Tape Doodler November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Nice job!

  2. Little Wooden Shoe November 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    sweet hubby!!! its nice to have a handy hubby around, i have one too!!

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