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sewing-tables-msg - 3/30/00


Ideas and comments on sewing tables. Cutting tables.


NOTE: See also the files: sewing-msg, fabric-SCA-msg, merch-fabrics-msg, sergers-msg, sewng-machnes-msg, fabric-ident-msg, clothng-forms-msg, CMA-sew-supl-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

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Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 09:47:36 -0600

From: "Alexandria Doyle" <dragonlair at wireweb.net>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Sewing tables


Scot and Domino Eddy wrote:

> I would like to build a sewing table for my wife and I to use. Any

> suggestions from those who have made them? Materials? Dimensions? Dos

> and don'ts? Etc?

> Jovian Skleros


Make sure it's at the height(or thereabouts) of a kitchen counter top,

higher and it's hard to work at, lower it gives you a back ache.  I made

mine  at  36" wide, wide enough to layout 60" fabric folded, with a bit of

an edge for all those other things that end up on the table.  I also

like the shelf I have on the base to set things quickly out of the way

when needed.  Biggest problem has been the legs, I think I'm on the

third set-new design each time.





Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 11:01:39 -0500

From: Irene leNoir <irene at ici.net>

To: <sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu>

Subject: Re: Sewing tables


>I would like to build a sewing table for my wife and I to use. Any

>suggestions from those who have made them? Materials? Dimensions? Dos

>and don'ts? Etc?


Well, I haven't actually made a sewing table, but I've seen and worked

with some nice ones.  A mixture of things I've seen and ideas of my own

have resulted in the following specifications for my dream sewing table.  

(BTW, this is for the table that all the prep work is done on, not the

table that holds the sewing machine(s).)


The top of the table would measure about 46" x 61".  (The point to this

being that no matter what width fabric I'm working with, I can spread it

out to its full width across the table in at least one direction.)


The normal table surface would be laminate or some other hard surface

(good for pinning), but there would be a removable 'leaf' (for lack of a

better word) that would cover the table top that would be padded and

covered with fabric (good for pressing).


The base to the table would be just a few inches shy of the dimensions of

the top on all sides.  This would allow me to get up close to the edge of

the table without bumping my knees against it.


There would be removable 'buckets' of a sort that could hang from the

underside of the table ends (as wide as the table) to catch excess fabric

draped off the end of the table when working with large yardages.  (This

would keep the fabric off the floor.)


The table base would be filled with drawers, shelves, slots, and cubbies

sized to hold a variety of interfacings, other fusibles, drafting paper,

tools, notions, etc. as well as the hanging buckets when not in use.


It would be nice to have at least one, if not several, electrical outlets

built into the table.


Jessica Clark

SCA: Irene leNoir



Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 18:44:21 EST

From: <Varju at aol.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Sewing tables


domino7 at texas.net writes:

<< I would like to build a sewing table for my wife and I to use. Any

suggestions from those who have made them? Materials? Dimensions? Dos

and don'ts? Etc? >>


I've never made one. . .but I do remember the one my mother used to have.  

For a while my mother worked out of the house making curtains for a local

furniture store.  My father made her a sewing/layout table that was

wonderful.  It was waist high, around six feet long and four to five feet

wide.  He put heavy batting on the top, then covered it with canvas, so that

you could pin into the table itself and hold a large project in place.  It

also had a shelf underneath.


Now if you were looking at a table to put a sewing machine on, I don't that

much about one of those. . .





Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 11:44:19 -0800

From: Cynthia Konow / Thea Northernridge <spinrldy at san.rr.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Sewing tables


Greetings all....I really enjoyed having a tiled breakfast bar to use as

a sewing/cutting table.  It was the right height for cutting and the

grout lines served me well as a guide to cut straight lines.  Later, I

purchased a 10' long kitchen counter and a couple of cabinets at a home

supply store for use as a sewing counter in my sewing room.  The counter

was long enough to accomodate long garments (ie on gowns) so that I

wasn't trying to sew on something that was doing its best to pull away

towards the floor.  It is also very stable.


Hope that helps...Thea



Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 15:16:45 -0600

From: Jenn/Yana <jdmiller2 at students.wisc.edu>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Sewing tables


Try here, good information on building a cutting table (well, that's what

we called them in the costume shop).







Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 01:45:54 -0600

From: "j'lynn yeates" <jyeates at realtime.net>

To: <sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu>

Subject: sewing table plans


some commercial sewing furniture related patterns ... located during

a recent search for the GF ...




a folding sewing table ....



sewing tables and cabinets ...




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