Custom Made Sewing Table

What better way to start the new year than your very own, custom made sewing table?! I’m sure there’s plenty of other answers for that, but all you fellow sew-aholics out there can throw me a bone ;o)

Towards the end of last year I mentioned to my husband how cool it would be to have a sewing table that fit my machine so that the presser foot was leveled with the table top. The very first week of the new year my husband returned from the hardware store with supplies and one weekend later, low and behold, I had a brand new oh so beautiful, custom made sewing table! I am a lucky girl.

An extension table was added to give me more crafting space as needed.

Here are some pictures of when the table was being built. In this photo you can see the shelf that was installed to hold my sewing machine. The sewing machine sits on this shelf instead of the table top.

In this next photo, the table top is on the floor. You can see the custom cut-out of the base of my sewing machine.
We stained the table with a warm oak finish. I am loving my new table. Having the presser foot leveled with the table top allows me to relax my shoulders as I sew.

Here’s how my new sewing area looks (believe me it’s rarely this tidy). What a great way to start off the new year sewing!

19 Responses to Custom Made Sewing Table

  1. Suzan January 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    How wonderful! I bought a dining room table to convert but I don't have a sweet husband to help me so it may be YEARS before mine is ready to go!!

  2. Diane H January 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Lucky you! Tell your DH he did a great job and enjoy your lovely new table.

  3. FabricandFlowers January 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Sweet husband!It looks really nice.

  4. Cindy January 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    You are a lucky girl!

  5. Donna January 18, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Husband did a wonderful job. The table is wonderful. I can see many quilts assembled on top of this table. Happy quilting.

  6. Jamie Lee January 18, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Wow, it looks great! I just sent a link to your blog to my husband…hopefully he'll get the hint;)

  7. The Capps January 18, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    This is wonderful! Your husband did a great job, you are one lucky girl!

  8. Sylvia January 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Wow that is beautiful and what a great hubby! (I also think your Corgi is ADORABLE).

  9. Lisa K January 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I think that is positively wonderful!! I do have a question though.. How do you change your bobbin? It looks like you have a bobbin on the bottom and not a drop in bobbin. (sigh) I wish I had a drop in bobbin on the top, but I don't.

  10. Quiltingintherain January 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi Lisa – my sewing machine has access to the bobbin from both the bottom and top. If you look at the first picture you can see a metal plate to th eleft of the presser foot; that can pop off for bobin access. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  11. missavene January 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Oh it's so lovely!! It reminds me of my grandmother's table, she also fills her bobbin under a plate by the presser foot. It's a treat to sew at her house 🙂

  12. handmadebylouisa February 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    I am so jealous! Your table is amazing, I know what you mean about sore shoulders! Well done to you hubby… I need to start working on mine! 🙂

  13. Unknown December 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    this is EXACTLY what I need!! Do you know what he used to attach the drop leaf extension? That's where I am hung up!

  14. Debi Brannon December 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    this is EXACTLY what I need!! Do you know what he used to attach the drop leaf extension? That's where I am hung up!

  15. Marylène Dubois March 10, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    Do you have a plan for that amazing table?

    • Quiltingintherain March 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

      sorry, no – this was made about 6 years ago, i no longer have the table now.

  16. Deborah Alba September 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Do you know how your husband attached the base (the shelf the sewing machine sets on) to the edge of the table? I do not see any pocket holes that point down and it looks even across the bottom edge.

  17. Amber April 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    Yall should be ashamed of yourselves. I dont need a “sweet husband or boyfriend” in order to have this. Im not helpless, I will be making this this evening by myself while my boyfriend hangs over my shoulder wanting to help..Thank you for this great table plan. Looks awsome, I cant wait to make it.

  18. Kathleen Fischer August 2, 2023 at 1:08 am #

    Can you tell us why you are not using this table any longer? I may have someone make a table with this feature. Would that be good or did you have problems using that kind of sewing table?

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