If you are more than just an occasional sewist, you really need a sewing table or cabinet. Sewing cabinets can give you the space and support needed to get the best results with your sewing projects. So what makes Arrow sewing cabinets like the Arrow 98701 Bertha White preferable over sitting at the kitchen table? Read on to learn why you need a sewing table and what your chosen model should include to be most useful.
More Than An Extra Piece of Furniture
On first impression, you may think sewing cabinets are little more than another expensive piece of furniture taking up space in your home, which couldn't be further from the truth. Working on a dedicated surface is much different than trying to use your machine on the kitchen table or a regular desk.
These dedicated sewing tables give you a work surface that is removed from hazards like kids, pets, and the mystery sticky stuff from breakfast. They are also designed to position your machine for easier and more comfortable use.
Sewing tables prevent the back, neck, and arm strain that frequently come from working on a machine that is too high or too low such as when sitting at a kitchen table. Arrow sewing cabinets also safely store your machine when not in use so you do not have to constantly get it out, carry it to your table, and put it all away again when you are done.
With your machine set into the cutout on the top of the cabinet, a large work surface,and all your supplies and need are only an arm’s length away. You will probably wonder how you ever lived without your sewing table once you begin using one.
Three Main Features To Consider
To get the most effective use from a cabinet like the Arrow 98701 Bertha White, consider the three main features below when selecting a sewing table:
- Work Surface Size - Be sure to choose a sewing table that has a large enough workspace to handle the types of projects you make. The point of getting away from a tiny desk or the kitchen table is to have adequate working room. Find one with a table surface that feels comfortable to you. Consider models that open up or include extensions that provide even more space. You can use the extra space for pressing, cutting, and many other jobs without moving far from your machine.
- Height and Stability - Find a model that comes in the correct height that lets you sit up straight with your arms bent at right angles and your feet flat on the floor. Your choice should feel stable on the floor and be unaffected by the movement of the sewing machine.
- Storage Space - Look into sewing cabinets that offer a good amount of storage space. Even if you have limited space and a smaller table is required, you will soon be looking for places to stash commonly used items and your current project. Many cabinets that close into a compact unit contain a good bit of storage, giving you the best of both worlds.
Sewing cabinets like the Arrow 98701 Bertha White make sewing more pleasurable when they are properly selected to fit you, your machine, and your sewing habits. You will not have to worry about dragging your heavy machine to the kitchen table anymore and the added features will help you accomplish more. Arrow sewing cabinets are a great choice when you need a quality sewing machine table and are available in a variety of types, sizes, and configurations!
Arrow 98701 Bertha White Large Opening Airlift Cabinet & Extension