Hey friends, the best feature of a sewing machine cabinet (a sewing table) in my opinion, is the large surface that is flush with the bed of the machine. Why is it good to have that feature? Because your project does not hang down on the other side as the seam moves on. Here’s an image of a cute cabinet from Pinterest, and it has the machine bed flush with the table surface; it should extend out more, though.
Sure, some machines come with an extension table but it’s never really large enough for adult garments. Currently the formal dining room is my sewing space; other parts of the house are the ironing area, cutting area and the fabric storage and notions area. Such is my sewing life.
Meanwhile, after a moment of clarity, I came up with an idea to create a makeshift extension table on the dining table (where I am currently sewing). I piled some books around the machine’s small extension table to make it larger. It can go as wide as you want.
You may have to go back and forth with the books to make sure the pile is flush with the machine bed. The books I used here are mostly hard cover and are heavy; a pile of softcover paperbacks may be much lighter to pull down from your shelf.
If you have any sewing room makeshift and make-do ideas, do share!
Be safe and be healthy,