For many of us sewing is a hobby that starts off with using either the kitchen or dining room table to make our wonderful creations. It isn’t until later on that you realise that sewing has become all encompassing and has literally taken over to the point where you actually need to have a dedicated workspace to keep everything organised.
With so many accessories required for sewing your work space can actually start to look a bit of a mess and you end up forever misplacing them. This is when you realise that it is probably time to invest in a sewing table or cabinet.
These purpose built workstations are perfect for keeping your thread, needles, scissors, measuring tape, spare bobbins and all the other accessories that you may have accumalated in a place where you can actually find them when needed.
So, which are the best sewing tables and cabinets? What should you be looking for when buying? In this guide we will be sharing everything you need to know for when buying as well as bringing you my top 5 recommendations.
Let’s take a look!
Top 5 Best Sewing Tables and Cabinets
Comet Sewing Desk with Drawer and Shelf
The Comet Sewing Desk is by far the most popular sewing machine table around. It features a very modern and sleek design and offers the user great convenience a durable build and plenty of working space.
It has a drop down platform which allows you to align your sewing machine to tabletop height. This is perfect as it allows your fabric to glide along the top without getting caught. Another positive feature is the drop leaf, which provides extra space for fabric when sewing.
The built-in shelves on the bottom are ideal for storing hold bins full of sewing accessories and supplies. The built-in drawer to the left is well situated for supplies that you need close to hand.
It has dimensions of 58cm W x 27cm D and can even be folded down when not in use. With a 10 year guarantee you can be safe in the knowledge that it is built to last and if anything does go wrong with it the manufacturer will replace free of charge.
If you like the look of the Comet Sewing Desk but don’t think you really need the built-in drawer there is the option to buy it without. This is essentially just the actual sewing table and for some this may be all they need.
- Overall dimensions: 56.75W x 23.5D x 30H/top dimensions: 47.25W x 23.5D. Platform can...
- Folding side shelf: 9.5W x 23.5D/lower storage shelf: 27.5W x 11.75D/two Right shelves:...
- Heavy gauge steel construction for durability. Six floor levelers for stability
- Drop-down platform allows you to align your sewing machine base height to the tabletop...
- Uses - Use as a Home hobby table, Craft desk, Multi-Use Craft table, Sewing table,...
Sew Ready Folding Multipurpose/Sewing Table
Another popular choice for anyone that is looking to buy a solid and sturdy sewing table is the Sew Ready Foldable Sewing Table. This multi-purpose table can also be used as a computer table of for general arts and crafts but is best suited for sewing.
If space is limited the folding feature will definitely come in handy as it can be folded up and easily tucked away in a corner when not in use.
Like all the best sewing tables it features a drop-down platform, which can be adjusted to 6 different height positions. The overall dimensions are 47.5″ W x 28″ D x 30″ H and with 47.5 inch of work space there is plenty of room to work with.
If you are looking for somewhere to store your accessories this might noit be the one for you as there are no shelves or storage space to speak of. However, if you are looking for a sturdy platform to work off it is more than up to the standard needed.
- Overall Dimensions: 47.5" W x 28" D x 30" H, Weight Limit 35 lbs.
- Drop-Down Platform: 22" W x 10.5" D, Platform Can Adjust to Six Height Settings, Weight...
- Foldable Sewing Table - Fold-In Legs that Lock for Safety
- Powder Coated Steel Frame for Durability and Four Floor Levelers for Stability
- Uses - Can Be Used as a Sewing Table, Computer Desk, Multi-Use Craft Table, or Home Hobby...
Sewing Machine Cabinet Bertha
If you are looking for the ultimate dedictaed sewing workspace then anything made by the Arrow brand should be on your radar. Arrow are by far the best brand for when it comes to both sewing tables and cabinets. Their products are built to the highest standard and are designed to be very functional.
The Arrow Bertha is one of their premium sewing cabinets and it comes with everything you need to keep your sewing organised. It is designed to accommodate the largest of sewing machines including embroidery machines and can hold a machine with a weight up to 45 lbs.
In total there are three positions including freearm, flatbed and storage. The opening will accommodate sewing machines no larger than 57.3 cm wide x 29.8 cm deep x 36.8 cm tall. What I really like about this cabinet is the back quilt leaf behind the unit that provides plenty of workspace.
In terms of storing your accessories the two doors have a total of eight storage trays and can hold a fair amount of accessories and essential sewing equipment.
Once open the cabinet dimensions are 213.3cm x 101cm x 77.5cm and when closed are 110.5cm x 60.3cm x 80cm. It also comes with a 3 year guarantee.
Arrow 98901 Auntie Em Sewing Machine Cabinet
If your sewing area is too small to accommodate a cabinet as big as the previous one, then the Arrow Auntie Em, may be more suitable to your needs. This cabinet provides all the features of a larger cabinet, but at a reduced size.
It comes with an airlift that moves into three positions including flatbed, free arm and storage. There are four drawers for storing the accessories you like to keep close to hand. It also comes with a universal insert to fit most sewing machines creating a flush sewing surface
Dimesnions are 161.9cm W, 50cm D and 77.4cm H and when closed 82.5cm W, 50.1cm D and 78.7cm H. Accomodates machines up to 31.5cm deep x 47.94cm wide x 33.3cm tall.
- Dimensions of Auntie Em open are 161.9cm wide, 50cm deep and 77.4cm high. Measures 82.5cm...
- Accomodates machines up to 31.5cm deep x 47.94cm wide x 33.3cm tall.
- Airlift moves effortlessly into 3 positions including free arm, flatbed and storage.
- Comes with a universal insert to fit most sewing machines and create a flush sewing...
- Manufacturer's Guarantee: Should anything go wrong with your item as a result of faulty...
The Gidget II is one of the most affordable options to make it in my top list and it is well suited to those with limited space. The foldable design means it takes up very little storage space and gives it great portability meaning you can literally create your sewing space anywhere.
The simple design provides a solid yet sturdy work surface and the table offers both freearm and flatbed sewing. It can accommodate sewing machines with a weight up to 40lbs and up to 59.7cm wide x 31.7cm deep .
Dimesnions are 101cm H x 49.5 cm D x 72.3 cm and when folded 101.5cm W x 49.5cm D x 11.4cm H.
It features a melamine surface which is mar-resistant ensuring it will stay in top condition for many years.
Once you Invest in either a cabinet or sewing table you will realise just how practical they are and wonder how you went so long without one.
There are indeed many sewing cabinets and tables available to buy. In my list I have included only the ones which I think have the most to offer in terms of functionality and value for money.