Diy Sewing Table Plans: How To Build Your Own Sewing Table

A sewing table can hold all of a seamstress' tools and material, plus it can provide a workspace for projects. You can easily build a table if you have the materials, some basic tools, a little time, and these instructions.

Whether you're a skilled seamstress, or you're just a weekend crafter, having a sewing table to work on can make the job a lot easier. A sewing table can hold all of your tools and material, plus it can provide a workspace for you projects. You can easily build a table if you have the materials, some basic tools, a little time, and some plans.

There are many advantages in building your own wooden sewing table. You can make it as long or as short as you desire. Of course, its size will probably depend on the amount of free space you have in your home. And, you can also build it the right height to fit your own body, so it's comfortable to work at. A sewing table can be as basic or as complicated as you choose to make it. You might want drawers built in to the side of your sewing table so you can store your spools of thread, needles, patterns, tape measures, et cetera, and have them close at hand. You can also easily build shelves that sit on top of the table to store tools and materials in. Or, instead of building drawers in the bottom section, maybe shelves or pegboards would work there better for you too.

No matter how you plan it, you'll basically want to start by building a long, fairly wide table. You can do this one of two ways. The table can be a tabletop with four legs attached to it, or, it can be a top with three wooden sides holding it up; the choice is yours. Your table can also be a simple, straight style, or, you can make it an "L" shaped design. An "L" shape is a little more versatile because you can use the largest part as a workspace. The smaller section can then be used as an area to hold materials, tools, et cetera, you are using at the time. With a separate area for these items, they won't clutter up your workspace. An "L" shaped wooden sewing table is a simple, straight style table with a square built on the end of it.



After you have built the table top out of wood, and you have added the four legs, or, the wooden sides, it's time to add the drawers, shelves, and/or peg boards. Shelves are easy to build because they are basically pieces of measured and cut wood that are secured between two sides; a back is optional. Drawers are a little more difficult and time-consuming because they have five sides. Plus, the wooden sewing table must have rails installed- one on each side of the drawer- to hold the drawers in place. The rails can be store-bought, preassembled metal sliders that allow the drawer to be pulled in and pulled out. Or, you can simply make stationary wooden rails that will do the same job. They just won't allow the drawer to slide as easy, but a good coating of beeswax can help to remedy that. And a pegboard or two can be handy for a seamstress, because it can provide a place for you to hang up your scissors, ruler, gauges, spools of thread, and more.

However you decide to build your wooden sewing table, make sure that it fits your specific sewing needs.

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