A Sewing Corner of My Own

Mid-Century Inspired Sewing Table

My DIY Sewing Table with My Jukis

For most of my sewing life, my studio was my dining table. We eat at the coffee table while watching TV (I know, I know, we are grown-ups, but what can I say?), so we never really had much use for a dining table. First, it was just the sewing machine—and only when I was sewing, but then I was sewing all the time. Then came the serger. When I bought a cutting mat, the table was completely taken by all things sewing. And for the last seven years, this was my sewing studio.

Last year, I decided that I needed a more permanent situation. I did my research and planned to “make” my own table. I purchased these legs from Amazon, bought a cheap piece of wood, some stain, and built my own sewing table. For my cutting table, I was lucky to find some legs for cheap on NextDoor, and I spent less than $10 on an Ikea table top. For the first time ever, I have a sewing space. No more moving everything when we have guests; no more bending over a table that is too short not to cause some serious lower back pain; no more feeling guilty about making the place look like a mess.


Cutting Table, Meet Sewing Table

I have the most satisfying sense of accomplishment. We have a dining table (even though we continue to have our meals in front of the TV), and I have my own sewing space. I can cut, pin, sew, and serge to my heart’s content.

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