I started sewing Barbie clothes when I was just a kid. After high school graduation, I looked towards a career in fashion and attended FIDM. While I dreamed up being a designer and following in the footsteps of Norma Kamali and Ralph Lauren somehow I let my head take control and took the merchandising track instead of the design track.
Anyway, fast forward thirty plus years, I now am the proud owner of a Baby Lock Soprano sewing machine and a Brother DZ1234 Serger. I’ve learned how important it is to have that creative output and balance, especially when the majority of your day is spent as a caretaker, in addition to running a business.
I did a great deal of research and found some beautiful sewing furniture. But sewing furniture does not come cheap. IKEA has some great hacks and we actually have a few of those hacks upstairs in our crafting/sewing area. However, I don’t always have the luxury of taking a time out upstairs so I wanted something to accommodate my sewing machine and serger and not take up 1/2 my office space downstairs that I always had access too.
After reading all the reviews for the Sauder Sewing and Craft Table I was sold. For around $175.00, this cart had everything I was looking for. It was white and went perfectly with my existing IKEA office furniture and had a folding side table, cubbies, shelves and storage for my sewing goodies and a storage shelf for my serger. Really what more could I ask for?
I ordered it off Amazon and it took a couple of weeks to arrive. The only downside at all was the box was insanely heavy and it took my daughter and I both to carry it in the house. Do not attempt to lift it yourself!!
Chris recently had rotator cuff surgery so he wasn’t able to show off his mad building skills but he was great with the instruction manual and teaching me how to use a drill (don’t judge).
P.S. The instructions say don’t use a drill but Chris taught me how to do it slowly and it worked just fine.
I took a few pics so you can see my actual set up and how I use the Sauder Sewing and Craft Table. As you can see, I have plenty of work space with even the lamp, serger and sewing machine on the table. Pretty nifty, isn’t it?
In case you want to see what it looks like on Amazon, here is the direct link.