I know that you might not want to spend any extra money for a sewing machine table when you can use another table or stand that you already own; but to all of my fellow crafters, a sewing machine table is a gift from the Gods. These tables are tailor for anyone who is lightly interested in the craft of sewing. It will help you to keep all of your sewing equipment and accessories neatly organized allowing you to know exactly where things are for future projects. Nowadays the manufacturers are making sewing tables into really attractive pieces of furniture to compliment the rest of your home. The most important benefit is that these tables will do wonders for prolonging the life of your equipment.
These particular tables are designed to be one of three main styles; craft tables, sewing tables, or sewing cabinets. They all come in many different shapes and sizes. They can be real simple table built to hold just the sewing machine itself or they can be elaborately designed cabinets that can house you sewing machine and accessories. It does not matter what kind of décor that you are using in your home, the chances of you finding a sewing table to match is favorable.
Some people choose to store their sewing equipment on shelves or ordinary tables. Doing this increases the chance of your machine sustaining damage from being knocked over, or being subjected to excess dust and dirt. Even though sewing equipment is reasonably priced nowdays that should not make you value them any less. You should be sure to cover your sewing machine and keep it in a safe place when you are not using the equipment. This is what makes owning a dedicated sewing machine table so valuable.
Having dust and dirt build up inside and around the mechanics of the motor or the bobbin region can cause several problems causing you to frequent a repair shop. Constantly taking your sewing equipment to a repair shop can become expensive. A way to prevent this is to check the motor and bobbin area from time to time to make sure it is not collecting too much dust. If the dust or dirt begins to build up, you can clean it with compressed air for electronics. More importantly, you want to store your machine in a cabinet to significantly reduce the amount of dust it collects which can extend the life of your equipment.
If you do not decide to store your machine on a table or on top of a shelf, just be sure it is not in a place where it can get easily knocked to the ground. Pets and children can sometimes be the source of your machine getting knocked down because accidents do happen. Having a machine fall from the top of a shelf can destroy the toughest machines if it lands the wrong way. As stated earlier, it is highly recommended that you store your equipment in a sewing table that is specifically designed for that purpose.
If you decide to go with a simple crafts table or you go for the beautiful sewing cabinet, try to get one with a warehouse to store your machine. The organization and safety that a sewing table offers you will be worth while.
Source by Bob E Richardson