Although a sewing cabinet will give you more out-of-sight storage space with its drawers, a sewing table or desk offers nearly as much functionality in a smaller package. Most sewing tables have only the main compartment, which houses the sewing machine, and one other drawer. But tables can have more counter-top space for larger projects, containers for sewing tools, thread or cutting tools. Another advantage to a sewing table as opposed to a cabinet is that the table will take up less space and can be moved more easily if you decide to rearrange the sewing room.
Things You'll Need
- Power drill
- Sewing machine with mounting holes
- Sewing machine table
How To Attach a Sewing Machine to a Sewing Table
Line up the sewing machine with the table mounts. The screw holes in your sewing machine should match the mounts on the table. The table may have mounts already in place. On your sewing machine, the attachment holes will usually be on the bottom of the machine--some machines have holes on the lower back.
Make any adjustments needed to correctly align the table mount with the sewing machine. Most times the table and machine will already be aligned, but if not there are two options. First, some tables will arrive to you with additional holes already drilled so you only need to place the mounting hardware in the holes that match up with the holes in your machine. Second, if no additional mounting holes are on the table you can make your own holes using a power drill.
Screw the mounting hardware to the table using the screws or bolts provided with the table kit. This will raise and lower the sewing table mount into place.
Bolt the sewing machine in place on the mount or table. Bolts should be included with the cabinet but if not they can be purchased at a hardware store.
Lower the sewing machine into the table for storage and close the lid. The machine can now be lifted from the storage space, a recessed area beneath the table, for use, or placed in the storage space when not in use.