There’s no denying that sewing is a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress or a budding tailor, having a dedicated space for your sewing machine can significantly enhance your sewing experience. However, many people feel they don’t have enough space for a full sewing machine setup. Fortunately, there’s a solution for everyone — from foldaway sewing cabinets for compact areas to large sewing storage cabinets for dedicated studios.
Let’s take a look at the best ways to incorporate a sewing machine into your home so you can get the most out of your crafting.
How to find the perfect spot for your sewing machine
The first step is to evaluate the space you have available. Do you have a dedicated room, or are you working with a multi-purpose area like a home office or a corner of your living room? Measure your available space and consider how often you’ll be using your sewing machine. This will guide you in choosing the right type of furniture to accommodate your sewing needs.
The magic of foldaway sewing cabinets
Living in a small flat or a house with limited space doesn’t mean you have to give up on your sewing dreams. A foldaway sewing cabinet is the perfect solution. These ingenious pieces of furniture can be tucked away when not in use, freeing up precious space.
It’s best to look for a foldaway sewing cabinet with ample storage; this way, you can store your sewing essentials like threads, needles, and patterns. After all, staying organised can lead to a smoother and more enjoyable sewing experience.
Sewing machine desks for multipurpose rooms
If you’re sharing your sewing space with a home office or another area, a sewing machine desk is a smart choice. These desks are designed to be functional for sewing while still fitting in with the rest of your home’s decor.
Plan your space
Have you tried our room planner? Download our ‘Create Your Space’ room planner templates and mix and match to see what works best in your sewing room.
Once you’ve identified the type of sewing furniture that fits your space, it’s time to focus on functionality. Look for elements such as height adjustability, ample work surface, and storage compartments. These features ensure you have a comfortable sewing experience and everything you need is within easy reach.
It’s also worth thinking about how often you’ll be using your sewing machine — will you be using it occasionally or daily? This may change how much access you need to it.
Is sewing a part of your daily routine? If so, investing in a sewing machine table is a wise decision. These tables are specifically designed for sewing, offering a stable and spacious surface. Many sewing machine tables also come with extra features like drop-leaf extensions, which are perfect for larger projects, but can also be lowered when not in use.
For those lucky enough to have a dedicated sewing studio, a sewing storage cabinet is the ultimate addition. These cabinets provide generous storage space for all your sewing necessities and often feature a large, flat surface — ideal for cutting fabrics and piecing together large projects.
Creating an inspiring atmosphere
No matter the size of your space, creating an environment that inspires creativity is crucial. Choose a spot with good natural light, or add task lighting to illuminate your workspace.
Why not personalise your sewing space with decor that sparks joy and inspiration? Think framed fabric swatches, motivational quotes, or photos of your past projects.
Finally, don’t forget the practical aspects. Ensure your sewing space is near an electrical outlet for your sewing machine and iron. An adjustable chair and a properly positioned sewing machine can make a big difference in your sewing experience, so make sure you think about the ergonomics of your space.
Modular sewing furniture from RMF
The key to finding the best sewing furniture for you is to look for cabinets, tables, and desks that not only fit your space but also inspire your creativity. Explore our collection of sewing tables or visit our showroom, and create a practical sewing space you’ll love.