You’ve mastered your slip stitch, sewn an in-seam pocket or two, and may even be setting aside patterns in lieu of exploring your own designs. But as your knowledge and skills grow, so does your collection of accessories and tools – which are now haphazardly strewn about the place with no true home of their own.
As you survey the state of the dining room table, computer desk, or other workspace that you’ve sacrificed to sewing, you begin to ask yourself: is it finally time that I invested in a dedicated sewing machine cabinet?
We think so, and in this blog, we’ll unpack just a few of the reasons that you need one of our brilliant sewing cabinets.
1. Space Saving
Is space at a bit of a premium in your home? Then look no further – a sewing cabinet offers a convenient area in which to store your machine and all of your accessories.
If you’re worried about any machine furniture (be that a tailor table, stack locker, or set of drawers) swamping the room, don’t panic. Our selection of modular sewing storage cabinets and sewing tables are totally customisable, allowing you to take control. Just take a look at our BASE series. With features such as pull-out units, you can pick a combination that works specifically for the area of your choice.
2. One Stop Shop
The dining table may have served you well so far, but having a dedicated space for sewing, with all you need on hand, means that you’ll be able to work faster and more efficiently. Say goodbye to the stress of rooting around for a tool that you know you had just a second ago.
No more gear stored in mismatched plastic boxes and glass jars. Your new workstation is built for sewing storage, and provides a permanent home for everything – from your fabrics to your bodkins.
3. Sturdy (Sewing Machine Shake)
Whatever your level of sewing proficiency, and whether you’re using a makeshift workspace or even a lighter, portable sewing table, you’ve probably experienced ‘sewing machine shake’. This problem can lead to skipped stitches, slow progress, and a very frustrated sewist.
A sewing machine cabinet offers a sturdy solution to the issue. It allows you to sew at any speed you fancy without having to navigate the project-stalling vibrations. With its flush and solid flat-bed working area, high-quality sewing furniture is designed to banish all bumps and bounces.
4. Ergonomics and Adjustability
When you’re spending a lot of time sitting at a sewing machine desk, it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well as your latest creation. Sewing involves a lot of repetitive hand movements. You may also find yourself in potentially damaging postures – a straining neck, slouched shoulders and a stopped back. Without a proper set-up, prolonged sewing sessions may lead to injuries and mobility complications.
Luckily, you needn’t give up on your craft. Instead, consider investing in ergonomic sewing furniture that helps align your body. You want to have a straight back, an aligned neck and spine, and elbows, wrists and knees kept at roughly a 90-degree angle.
Look for a cabinet or table that has an adjustable height and furniture casters, such as our Multi Smart sewing furniture. You don’t want to be slumped over for hours if the surface is too low, nor straining your shoulders if it’s too high or if you want to move it about. You’ll also want to make sure its width is suitable for the usual type of work that you do.
Preset and adjustable lift functions are also crucial for comfort and safety whilst sewing, removing the need for you to tote heavy machinery around every time you want to sew.
For example, our built-in electronically controlled RMF-patented easy-Softtech-Lift moves any machine weight effortlessly, and is compatible with all household machine types, regardless of whether it is a sewing machine, embroidery machine, overlock machine or coverlock machine. No more straining to lift or pushing down to lower away. Instead, you can let the sewing cabinet do the heavy lifting for you.
We admit that this might not be the first thing that springs to mind when setting up your sewing space. But surely we can all agree that when our workspace feels that bit more perfect, our mood and our craft benefit as well?
Whether you’re more modern and minimalist, or rustic and shabby-chic, there’s a sewing machine cabinet out there that’s right for your craft and your home. So it’s possible to not only pick a piece of sewing furniture that ticks all of the practical boxes but the decorative ones too.
Sewing Cabinets from RMF
There are a wide variety of sewing machine cabinets to choose from. And we believe that the convenience and practical benefits of owning one makes them an essential purchase for all avid sewing enthusiasts. So, if you’re ready to take the leap, why not take a look at our great range of RMF sewing furniture?