How to Build a Sewing Machine Table

Here's How to Build a Sewing Machine Table at Home

A good sewing machine table can help you stitch better. The following HobbyZeal article tells you how to make a sewing machine table at home...
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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2018
Those who have a sewing machine know the importance of a sewing table. Making a sewing table is not such an easy task. If you do not have the basic skills of woodwork, then you should not attempt to build a sewing table, you should probably buy one from the market. If you have faith in your capability, then you can go ahead and make a table for your machine.
How to Build a Sewing Table
Here I have given the instructions to make a simple sewing machine table. You will need wooden boards of the following measurements for the project:
Part Dimensions
Top 36'' X 12'' X 1''
Back 30'' X 6'' X 1''
Legs (2) 36'' X 11'' X 1''
Shelf 28'' X 11'' X 1''

In addition to the above you will need a tape measure, pencil, 2 shelf brackets, nails, and a hammer. Once you have all the things mentioned above, you can proceed.
Step 1
Making Sewing Table
First we will focus on the base of the shelf. Take one of the wooden boards designated as 'Legs' in the measurement table mentioned above. Now, measure 5'' from a shorter edge of the 'Leg', and make a mark with the pencil. Take one of the shelf brackets, and attach it to the 'Leg' right below the pencil mark. Repeat this procedure for the second 'Leg'. Now, you have the base for your shelf ready.
Note: Nail through the top to attach the 'Legs'.
Step 3
Making Sewing Table
You will find that there is a 1'' gap between the 'Legs' and one of the longer edges of the 'Top', you have to attach the 'Back' in the gap. Position the 'Back', such that it meets the following conditions:
  1. The shorter edges of the 'Back' should be perpendicular to the 'Top'.
  2. The surface of the 'Back' should be in contact with the 'Legs'.
After you are sure that the positioning is right, fasten the 'Back' to the 'Top' and the 'Legs', using nails.
Woodwork can be exacting, so be mentally and physically prepared before you start the project. Do not try to finish the work in a hurry, else your table will lack quality. Be careful while doing the project, especially while handling the nails, and the hammer.
As I mentioned earlier, this is a very simple design. You can customize the sewing table to suit your needs, but remember, to implement complex designs you should be really good at carpentry.