How to build a sewing machine table

sewing machine table


Among the DIY (Do It Yourself) projects anyone can try, sewing a machine table is one of them. This is not a hard task to do and it requires ordinary materials and therefore it will not cost you a fortune to have one. Instead of displaying crafting materials on the dining table, a sewing machine table is a vital necessity to anyone who loves crafting striking things, and since buying a new sewing machine table might be costly, one can decide to build it. This can be built from an old unused table, for example, a dining table. But if you still insist on buying, we have recommendations for the best table sewing machine.


What Do You Require to Build?

Building a sewing machine table ranges from the size of the table one wants to have, depending on the workspace that is available. Such a table can be created with adequate storage space for keeping the sewing machine and have several adjustable shelves and drawers for storing the sewing materials. The material that is recommended for the shelves and storage space is pine and plywood for the top surface. The legs of the sewing machine table should be of a hard material so that they can support the sewing machine weight. Alternatively, one can use rubber wheels instead of the wooden legs to make it easy to move the sewing machine table around. The rubber wheels are more preferable as compared to plastic ones which help avoid damaging the floor. One will also need hinges for interlocking the sewing machine table, which makes the table strong enough. Hooks can be stuck with glue on one side of the table and they can be used to hang supply materials such as scissors.


Steps to build the sewing machine table:


1. Skirt out the structure of the table — This should be firm enough since it holds the whole table together.

2. Screw the top of the table – The top is bolted together with the skirted structure from underneath.

3. Bolt the legs – These are bolted to every one of the four corners of the sewing machine table.

4. Glue the shelves and drawers – Cut strips of plywood and install them on the inside of the skirted structure. This can be done with glue or screws. The plywood gives support to the shelves and drawers made of pine.

5. Cut the fixing holes for the machine – Depending on the type and size of the machine you have, cut out and shape the holes on the top surface of the table where the machine will be mounted. 

6. Mount the sewing machine – Firmly screw or bolt up the machine to the sewing table.

7. The final finish – To make the sewing machine table more attractive, the builder can choose a perfect attractive finish. This involves different designs painted on the sewing table, and the drawers and shelves can have different paint to make them outstanding. Decorate the sewing machine table to the desired design.

Since the machine is vulnerable to dust and other particles when it is not being used, make sure that you cover it with a piece of cloth, or with a sewing machine cover.