Mar 102013

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Sauder Sewing Craft Cart in Soft White

Sauder Sewing Craft Cart in Soft White


  • Laminated in an attractive and durable soft white finish
  • Drop-leaf for extra work surface
  • Roll-open door includes two storage bins
  • Adjustable shelving behind right door
  • Easy to assemble
  • Measures 38-1/4″ wide x 19-1/2″ deep when closed, and opens to 62-1/4″ wide

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Sauder American Craft and Sewing Cart – Cherry Finish

Sauder Cherry Craft and Sewing Cart


  • Laminated engineered wood
  • Warm American Cherry laminate finish
  • Storage behind roll-open door
  • Two storage bins
  • Hidden shelf to store sewing machine
  • Easy roll casters

Sauder Storage collection sewing craft cart is constructed of top quality engineered wood with a durable American Cherry laminate finish. Drop leaf provides extra work space for sewing or crafts. Storage behind roll-open door includes two storage bins and hidden shelf for sewing machine. Two adjustable shelves behind door. Laminate top surface is heat, stain, and scratch resistant. Easy roll casters. Closed dimensions are 40″W x 19-1/2″D x 28″H. Ships ready to assemble.

I have had one of these for at least 25 years. It’s a great space saver if you don’t have a dedicated sewing room to hold your sewing machine and notions. Just open it up when you need it. It is inexpensive and easy to assemble.

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The above sewing cabinet also comes in Bishop Pine and Cinnamon Cherry Finish.

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Sewnatra Sewing Cabinet – Black

Sewnatra Sewing Cabinet – Black

Product Description:

  • EZ-Lift 3 position air mechanism: Flatbed, free-arm or storage adjust to your exact machine.
  • Shuttered door has 2 thread spindles and 2 trays.
  • Locking casters.
  • Seating position allows for center needle sewing.
  • Fold out leaves for additional work area.
  • Add the matching 98800 Suzie for additional storage.
  • Machine lift: 3 Position airlift.
  • Compact size.
  • Accommodates sewing machines no larger than 18.88″ W (left to right) x 12.56″ D (front to back)” x 13.13″H.
  • Includes universal machine insert.
  • Composite construction and wood grain laminates.
  • Dimensions: 31.5″ H x 46″ W x 19.65″ D.
  • Warranty: Manufacturer provides 1 year replacement warranty on defective or missing parts.

This item was eligible for free shipping at the time it was added, 3/13/13.

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White Laminate Wheeled Sewing Table

White Laminate Wheeled Sewing Table

If you love to sew but you don’t have the room, this sewing table was meant for you. Sew away, and then roll away with this easy to store, folding white sewing table. You have a large work surface that folds down and plenty of shelf space. Sewing machine not included. This item was eligible for free shipping at the time it was added, 3/13/13


  • Compact sewing table with versatile storage and lockable casters
  • White Laminate Finish
  • Fold down leaf for space saving
  • Design includes lower storage shelf, and 2 side shelves
  • Rotating lockable casters for mobility
  • Useful in action and easy to stow away between sewing sessions
  • Durable construction with an easy-to-clean surface
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Measures 31.5″ by 19″ by 29.5″

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Lifetime 22901 6-Foot Folding Table with 72-by-30-Inch Molded Top

Lifetime 6-Foot Folding Table with 72-by-30-Inch Molded Top

Lifetime 6 Foot Folding Table is constructed of high-density polyethylene and is stronger, lighter and more durable than wood. Gray Hammertone 1-1/8″ Round Folding Frame for easy storage when not in use (Table folds flat to 72 by 30 by 3 Inches for storage). Table will not crack, chip or peel, and are built for indoor and outdoor use. The patented steel frame design provides a sturdy foundation and is protected with a powder coated, weather resistant finish.

  • Great for parties, work space, and more
  • Made of heavy-duty polyethylene plastic and steel
  • Durable leg system with reinforced leg supports
  • Folds flat to 72 by 30 by 3 Inches for storage – Top measures 72 by 30 inches –
  • Table is 29 inches tall when legs are extended
  • Stronger and more durable than wood, they will not split, chip or peel

This table makes a nice work space for crafting, sewing, folding clothes, and for parties and family gatherings. It’s sturdy plastic and cleans easily. It folds up and stores nicely. It also comes in 4-foot and 8-foot lengths. (This item was eligible for free shipping at the time it was added, 3/10/13)

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Oct 172012

With patience, practice and a little imagination, you’ll soon be setting fashion trends! We’ll show you some basics and you take it from there.

Setting up your Sewing Area

You will find that the two most important features of the sewing area are comfort and convenience.

Comfort because working in a room that is attractive and having all the essential equipment at hand helps to make sewing a truly enjoyable experience. Convenience because, when you have a special sewing area, your work and tools can be left without having to gather up everything each time you interrupt your sewing.

See our post, Sewing Cabinets & Tables

Good lighting in the working areas is essential to keep eye fatigue at a minimum. Daylight is the ideal light for sewing, but there are electric light sources which give the type of light needed for working indoors. The “high intensity” lamps and the color balanced fluorescents are brilliant and closely simulate natural sunlight.

Ironing and Pressing Equipment
While it’s important to iron out the wrinkles in your fabric before you even start, that’s not the same as pressing your project as you go. Seams should be pressed open after they’re sewn, and before sewing a cross seam. This blends the stitches with the fabric and gives the project a finished look. It also helps to use a tailor’s ham for pressing curved features, such as the hip area of a skirt and the shoulders. This gives the finished project a more flattering look.

The ironing board and pressing equipment should be set up near the sewing machine so that pressing is only an arm’s length away.

Cutting Surface
Your cutting surface should be high enough for you to work on comfortably while in a standing position. Cutting fabric on the floor or on top of the bed may not be accurate because of the uncomfortable position of your body. A drop-leaf against a window sill opens up to make a great cutting surface.

See our post, Scissors & Cutting Tools

Full Length Mirror
A full-length mirror should be close by for checking the fit and appearance as you progress.

Sewing Notions and Supplies
Notions and supplies should be arranged and stored in an orderly manner to save time when you need them again. See-through plastic boxes can be found in many shapes and sizes. Shoe boxes are great for notions; fabric is more easily stored in blanket boxes. Glass jars with tops painted in bright colors are great for buttons and small notions. Pegs are great for holding spools of thread, and space to hang tools, notes and sketches.

See our post, Sewing Accessories & Supplies

Room Dividers
A decorative folding screen can be used to shut off your sewing area from the rest of the room. The importance of being able to leave work and equipment undisturbed between working periods cannot be over-emphasized. A lot of your free time can be utilized if you are able to take-up your work where you left off.

Happy Sewing!