A well-organized work area helps boost your sewing productivity and potential…
…and the best sewing tables are specially designed to help you achieve just that!
Available in various styles, shapes and sizes, these tables come with a sufficiently large surface area where you can place your sewing machine as well as perform your cutting, pinning or quilting tasks easily.
They come with compartments and draws for conveniently storing all your sewing supplies- including pins, trims, sewing patterns, scissors, fabrics, and so on.
They come with sturdy constructions to serve you for an extended period of time.
You don’t buy any table with a ‘sewing machine table’ label on it…most of them are pieces of junk that won’t last or offer you the convenience you’re looking for.
So, how do you get a great table?
By the time you’re reading this post, you’ll have learned how to choose the perfect table for your sewing work easily.
Plus, I’ll also share with you our list of the TEN top-of-the-line, durable, stylish, and spacious sewing tables that will meet your specific sewing room needs.
Read on to discover more details…
Why You Need a Sewing Table?
A sewing table might look like any other ordinary table. But it’s more than that. It’s specially designed for your sewing area and the list of unique features it comes with justifies this fact.
Ideal for pro sewists, hobbyists, and enthusiasts alike, the sewing machine table when paired with a comfortable sewing chair and a great sewing machine can take your sewing to a whole new level.
Here are the key reasons to invest in a sewing table today:
While these are the key benefits offered by a typical sewing table, investing in a specific table that matches your sewing needs or requirements will open you to even more benefits.
In our next session, we take a look at the top-rated sewing tables that you’ll find in the homes of nearly all professional sewists around the globe…
Our Best Sewing Table Picks:
1. Arrow Sewing Cabinets 601 Gidget I, Sewing Table Review:
Our list starts with the Arrow Sewing Cabinets 601 Gidget I, Sewing Table which comes in an attractive white surface that perfectly blends with your crating room décor. Designed by the reputable Arrow Sewing Cabinets, this is a super-tough table features Melamine/MDF with Steel Legs construction to assure you of years of use creating your craft and sewing projects.
Ideal for small spaces, this machine measures 40" wide x 19-3/4" deep x 28-1/4" tall when fully opened. Besides, it comes with neatly foldable legs to facilitate easy storage or relocation. When fully folded, the table size reduces to as small as 40" wide x 19-3/4" deep X 4-1/2" tall.
The work surface is so huge that it can accommodate all machines measuring 17-1/2" wide, 7 3/8"thick. Most sewing machines fall within this size range.
Since the table comes with an adjustable height design, you can easily raise or lower it to your desired sewing or cutting level. This ensures you comfortably use your sewing machine, preventing cases of muscle pain and fatigue due to strained back, shoulders, wrists, elbows, etc.
The durable table comes with a sturdy, stable base, thanks to the steel rocking legs. For this reason, your sewing machine can operate at high speeds without causing the desk to wobble or shake.
The fact that this table comes fully assembled and ready for use saves you the hassle of setting it up.
2. Sauder Sewing Craft Cart:
Our second review focuses on the Sauder Sewing Craft Cart. This is probably the most stylish, prettiest model not only on our list but also on the entire market. It comes in two finishes- bright white or chic cinnamon cherry finish- so you can easily choose one that matches your décor. When not in use, this model assumes the shape of a beautiful storage cart sitting on caster wheels.
Other than good looks, this sewing desk provides you with a spacious work surface (measures 38.5 inches wide x 40 inches long, to be exact) to let you conveniently handle all your sewing and crafting projects. As if that’s not enough, it presents you with a sizeable 63 inches extension which translates to even more work surface.
You’ll also enjoy unlimited storage space for your sewing items with this table. It features cabinets on both the right and left sides with adjustable shelving for storing your fabric, patterns, etc. it also comes with removable plastic compartments on the left for storing items like scissors, pins, thread, etc.
And beneath the table, you’ll get a shelf where you can store your machine when not sewing.
The durable melamine construction enables this table to resist scratches, heat, and stains and last for longer than other tables out there. With the included lockable casters, you will have an easy time moving this table around your work area.
3. Studio Designs 13362 Eclipse Hobby Sewing Center:
For the sewers looking for a great sewing table with a limited budget, consider investing in the Studio Designs 13362 model as it comes at a pocket-friendly cost. The model boats of a super-rugged design of heavy gauge steel a 51-inch long work surface. This translates to many, many years of service and ability to handle the heaviest sewing machines available.
One of the irresistible features of this table is the ability to adjust its 23W x 10.75D dropdown platform to fit the different sewing machine models easily.
The top surface comes measures 50.75W x 23.75D to ensure you’ve more ample space for all your sewing projects. And if you need an area larger than this, you can easily extend its size to 60.25W x 23.75D, thanks to the included extension with foldable design.
Regarding storage, the table features three fabric draws to the right and an additional huge storage area right below the table. While the table doesn’t come with any casters, it features floor levelers which help you easily stabilize it on uneven floors.
Best part: this machine comes in a flat pack to facilitate easy, self-assembly!
4. Studio Designs 13333.0 Comet Sewing Desk:
Also falling in the same price range as its brother above, Studio Designs 13333.0 Comet Sewing Desk is ideal for anyone looking for a quality table at a pocket-friendly cost. The desk also features the same construction material as our previous model- heavy gauge steel- which enhances its longevity.
Measuring 56.75W x 23.5D x 30H, this is a compact model that won’t consume much space in your home or sewing room.
It also comes with a unique design featuring the height adjustable drop-down platform. In other words, you can easily raise or lower the platform to suit the specific type of machine you’re working with. This increases the range of machines that you can operate on this table.
Other features that this model shares with its brother above include the 6 floor levelers for increased stability on uneven surfaces and 3 storage cabinets to the side and one ample storage space to the left.
And oh! Don’t forget that this is a highly versatile table that you can also use as a home office, hobby table or computer desk.
5. Studio Designs 13374.0 Sew Ready Hobby & Craft Table with Drawers:
The fifth position on our list of the best sewing tables goes to yet another Studio Designs model. This Studio Designs 13374.0 Sew Ready Hobby & Craft Table model comes with a completely different design from the tow Studios we’ve discussed above.
Nevertheless, it also adds significant improvements your sewing area.
When fully extended, the table top measures 60 inches wide and 36 inches deep. As you’ll all agree with me, this is more than enough space for cutting, spreading out or even adjusting your fabrics and patterns.
There’s basically no project you can’t handle with this sewing furniture!
Better yet, it comes with ample storage where you can conveniently store all your sewing and craft supplies and tools in an organized manner for easy access. The storage is in terms of two wire mesh drawers sitting right below the table top and the large shelf at the bottom for additional storage.
Unlike most of the sewing tables out there, this Studio piece of furniture allows you to adjust its height from 30.25” to 39.25” for the ultimate comfort when working on long projects.
And unlike the other Studios we’ve previously reviewed, it comes with up to 6 casters to make it easy to move to your desired location. Add this to its foldable panels design, and you’ll have an easy time moving or storing the table when not in use.
6. Giantex White Folding Swing Craft Table:
If you’re in the market for the best sewing table for small spaces, you might want to consider this Giantex White Folding Swing Craft Table. Boasting of modern design, this table can easily fold and extend out to offer you ample workspace while at the same time saving you a lot of space.
The table presents you with 3 bins plus a shelf which help you neatly organize your sewing and crafting tools. The fact that the shelves are adjustable means you can easily configure them to suit your storage needs.
Besides, the sewing cabinet also comes with tow bins attached to the door face. This is the right place for storing all the items you frequently use for easy, quick access.
This Giantex also provides you with a total of 5 caster wheels that make it easy for you to move the machine around your sewing room.
Above all this, it features a rugged MDF panel construction to make it an exceptionally sturdy and durable sewing table that will walk with you for the rest of your sewing life.
7. Sauder Sewing/Craft Center - Folding Table:
Sauder makes a comeback on our list of sewing machine table reviews. This particular Sauder Sewing/Craft Center model acts as an excellent upgrade for your sewing station.
Like all the other tables I’ve featured on this list, the table also comes with a list of great features to make your sewing easier and more organized. One such aspect involves the large, 40 inches long, workspace for holding all your sewing and craft projects. And for even larger projects, it comes with a drop leaf that lets you easily expand the work surface.
Put all your frequently used items in the dual storage bins attached to the door face, and you’ll have an easy time accessing them at all times. The adjustable shelves let you configure them to meet your specific storage needs. On top of all this, the table comes with a framed door that provides a concealed storage for your fabrics as well as other supplies.
As for the construction quality, this sewing center comes with a solid, smooth melamine tabletop that’s 100% immune to tearing, nicks, stains, and heat- enabling the table to last longer than the competition.
Similar to the other Sauder model, it also comes with durable casters to make it easy to move around.
Probably the best thing you’ll love about this table is that it comes in multiple finishes to let you can easily pick the style that matches your craft room or home.
8. South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table:
South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table grabs our 8th spot as a top-rated sewing cabinet with clever storage ideas for your sewing center.
Constructed from durable particleboard and a crisp white laminated covering, this desk is highly resistant to scratches and water, making it last longer
It comes with a work surface as huge as 58 x 24 inches to ensure you’ve more than enough room for accommodating your machine and at the same time work on your projects.
You’ll doubtlessly love the storage bit of this table…it features a unique sliding shelf positioned right above the dowels. This shelf comes filled with fixed wooden dowels where you can neatly store your pools of threads and easily accessed without getting into a mess of tangles.
Besides, the table provides you with up to 3 generous drawers with rugged metal sliders. These offer you additional space where you can store other sewing items, including fabrics. The draws have sensible cut out handles that helps stop loose thread or fabric from getting easily caught up.
While still on the storage, this sewing center also features a sliding shelf compartment. This not only offers you extra storage space and a small workspace but also acts as convenient storage for your machine when not in use.
The included lockable casters make the table easy to move around.
Note that you’ll need to set up the table on your before you can start using it. However, this won’t take you long as long as you follow the recommended instruction and to it with another person.
If you’ve some bucks to spend, don’t hesitate to buy this sewing machine table!
9. Costway Sewing Craft Table Computer Desk Home Furniture:
If all you need is a simple, fully functional sewing desk that saves you as much as possible, then you have found it in the Costway Sewing Craft Table Computer Desk. Available at a pocket-friendly cost, this table comes with all the essential features you need to make your sewing work better and more organized.
The most notable feature involves the unique drop-down platform. This lets you adjust in up to 6 positions to offer you the comfort you want. Moreover, you can adjust the platform downward to accommodate different models of sewing machines.
Like any other top-rated model, this table offers you a large desktop to hold and keep your supplies close. In addition to this, it features an ample lower shelving for holding more supplies and items in an organized manner.
Costway uses quality materials in the construction of this table to ensure it lasts longer than the competition. The heavy-duty powder-coated steel, in particular, minimizes vibrations when using your machine.
With all the installation hardware and easy-to-follow guide included, you won’t have issues setting up this desktop for use.
10. Soft White Sauder Sewing and Craft Table:
Last in the line is the Sauder Sewing and Craft Table, which is probably the best sewing table for quilting you can get out there. And this comes from the fact that it offers you a large work surface (measuring 40-in L x 38.5-in W) for all your quilting and sewing needs. If you find this space small, you can extend its length all the way to 63-inch to handle the largest projects imaginable.
A total of 3 storage cabinets plus a plastic storage compartment helps you conveniently store all your sewing items in an organized manner. Right below the maintop, you’ll also discover a large concealed shelf where you can store your machine when not in use.
If you take a closer look at the top surface, you’ll discover that it also features the top-quality melamine material found in other top-end models out there. As you already know, this material has high resistance against scratches, heat, stains, etc. what’s more, the entire table is quite durable which makes it remain stable, even when your machine runs at high speeds.
Cleaning the table is quite easy as you just need a soft damp cloth to do it.
Just like all the other Sauder models, this table also comes with durable casters to let you easily move it around your house or sewing room.
Sewing Tables: A Beginner Friendly Buying Guide
If you’re a beginner sewist dreaming of becoming an expert a sewing expert someday, investing in a great sewing machine table should be one of your top priorities.
Judging from the many types of sewing tables on the market, however, getting the right table for you might be tricky.
That’s why I’ve compiled for you this beginner-friendly shopping guide to show you what to look for when buying a sewing table.
Here’s the guide:
The first thing you’ll need to look for in a sewing table is its size. Different models vary in terms of size.
If you’ve got limited space at home or in your crafting room, you should look for a compact table that will fit in there.
However, if you’ve ample space, I’d recommend you to go for a table with the largest work surface. Such a model will hold your machine as well as allow you to handle all your art and craft work- like cutting, basting, pinning, etc. - at one point.
If you do quilting as well, a model featuring a quilting arm will make your job even easier.
Quality of materials
It’s also important to check the quality of the construction materials used to design a table before purchasing it.
Ensure the materials are strong, durable, and long-lasting.
Pay special attention to the material used for the table work surface. As you know, the surface usually handles heavy use such as cutting and marking of fabric while carrying the weight of your machine and other supplies. Thus, it should be able to resist hear, tear, and wear.
A table made from strong material should also be super-stable, such that it doesn’t start shaking when your machine starts running at high speeds.
In general, anything made from heavy-duty steel and solid MDF, particleboard or melamine is sure to give you a sturdy, stable, and long-lasting table for your sewing needs.
Where possible, I’d also recommend you to buy a sewing table with adjustable height (or legs).
This allows you to easily adjust it to a height you’re comfortable with when sewing. Also, an adjustable model will enable you to raise it when cutting your fabric, keeping you from straining your back.
While still on it, make sure the adjustability is easy. If it involves pneumatic lift, then you’ll have an easy time raising or lowering the table to your desired height.
We said that one thing that makes a sewing table a must-have piece of furniture for all sewers is the storage space it offers you for all your sewing stuff.
That said, ensure the table you pick has just the right storage for conveniently putting all your unfinished projects, thread collection, sewing patterns, scissors, etc.
One advantage of storing all your sewing stuff in your table drawers and compartments is that you will easily reach them without having to leave the comfort of your chair.
Moreover, it keeps your items organized, so you know where to get what item.
A portable table that comes with rolling casters is also an important consideration.
The wheels allow you to move your table around your sewing room easily- say when cleaning or re-organizing the room- without necessarily removing your heavy machine and other supplies stored in it
However, ensure that the caster feet are lockable to prevent the table from making further movements once you’ve put it in place and when you’re working.
Ease of Assembly
While some sewing tables come fully assembled and ready for use the moment they arrive at your doorstep, others require you to do some assembling to get them up and ready for use.
If you go with a self-assembly model, make sure it is easy to assemble on your own. A set of assembly instructions should also be included in the package to make the job easier.
An easy to assemble sewing desk should take you not more than 1-3 hours.
On a budget?
If you’re working on a tight budget but still want to enjoy the convenience that comes with a sewing table, you can get your ideal model too.
You’ll need to look for a table that comes with a simple design, built with sturdy materials for enhanced stability and longevity.
For such a low-cost model, however, you might not enjoy some of the top-end features like adjustability, huge storage space, large work area, etc.
All in all, if you do your research well, you’ll truly get an affordable table for your sewing work.
Mistakes to avoid when buying a sewing table:
Adjustable, Collapsible, Portable, Folding Sewing Machine Tables: Explained
One thing that differentiates these sewing desk models from each other is the diverse designs and styles they come with.
The most common ones include the adjustable, collapsible, portable, and folding sewing machines.
The perfect table design for you depends on your specific needs and requirements.
Below, we’ll briefly discuss of each these models to help you make a wiser decision on which one to buy.
Adjustable sewing table
An adjustable sewing desk is one that allows you to lower or raise its height to your desired level for a comfortable sewing experience
This table also make it easy for you to work with different types of sewing machines.
Other than vertical height, some models allow you to adjust their storage space as well. This means you can increase or decrease the shelves storage space to match your specific requirements.
If you want to enjoy the ultimate comfort when sewing, cutting, etc., consider investing in an adjustable table.
Collapsible sewing table
A collapsible desk is one that you can easily and quickly assemble and disassemble.
The term collapsible might also refer to a table featuring a structure that tucks in when not in use to save space.
Some collapsible tables also come with a drop leaf that helps you to conveniently extend your work surface to easily handle bigger projects.
Portable sewing table
A portable table is just that. Portable. It usually features casters which allow you to easily move it from one point to another.
The collapsible and foldable tables can also be classified as portable since they’re easy to transport to your desired location.
Folding sewing table
A foldable sewing table is a lightweight model that you can fold its legs for easy storage or transportation.
If you’ve limited workspace or don’t have a permanent sewing area, you can fold this work desk after use and slide it under your bed or cabinet.
Likewise, you can carry it and relocate it to any place with any hassles.
However, a table that comes with a foldable design usually lacks storage space for your sewing items.
Besides, some of these models tend to have shaky legs which compromise their stability when in use.
How To Determine Your Sewing Machine Table Height?
As you go about setting up your new sewing table for use, it’s important to understand how high you should set it for comfortable sewing.
This is quite crucial. According to OSHA, working with too high or too low table height can cause too much straining to your neck, back, shoulders, wrists, elbows, etc.
And this results in fatigue and injury risk- which directly affects your sewing productivity.
Read the short guide below on how to set the perfect height for your sewing table:
The easiest way to determine the ideal height for your sewing desk is first sitting on your sewing chair. This shouldn’t be just any chair; it should be a comfortable, supportive chair that lets you sit with your hips and knees bent at approx. 90 degrees, with the feet flat on the floor.
Once you’ve set your chair to the most ergonomic position, sit with your arms bent at right angles. Make sure the palms face down, and the forearms lie parallel to the ground.
Now ask someone to measure the distance from your arm all the way to the floor. The value you get is equal to your correct sewing table or cabinet height.
However, if you feel that this height isn’t comfortable for you, you can add some inches between around 5½” to 7" for an even more accurate height.
That’s how easy it is to determine your ideal, comfortable sewing height!
DIY Sewing Table Plan: How To Build Your Own?
Any handyman or DIYer in the house?
Good! This is your part…
Today, you can build your own table for sewing from scratch. There are cheaper and readily available materials to help you accomplish this project.
The overall cost for building a new table from scratch will be lower compared to that of a store-bought model.
You’ll also have the chance to fully customize your sewing cabinet with your preferred colors, paint finishes, etc.
And yes, this project is gonna be total fun for you!
Below is a list of a couple of DIY sewing table plans that you can try out today (click the link to each plan for instructions):
Which of the above sewing table ideas would you like to try?
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What size of sewing desk should I buy?
The best size of sewing table for you heavily depends on the amount of space available at your home or sewing/crafting room.
If you have a limited space, you should look for a compact model to help you save as much space as possible.
If you have a big room, however, I’d recommend you to go for the biggest table you can afford. Remember the more workspace you have, the more easier it becomes to conduct various activities (like cutting, crafting, quilting, etc.) on your table.
2. Can I use my heat press machine on the sewing table as well?
Yes, this is possible. Many sewists have admitted to having used their heat press on their robust and big sewing tables without any issues.
The situation depends merely on the size and weight of your heat press and their relation to the strength, stability, and size of the table.
3. Wooden vs. metallic sewing table: which one should I go for?
You can go for either wooden or metallic table as long as the materials used are strong and durable.
Most of the high-end models on the market today are built using both metal and wood materials and have shown to stand the test of time while delivering reliable performance.
Whether you’re a beginner sewist or you’re planning for your sewing room makeover, this guide will lead you to the best sewing tables on the market today.
With a good table in your sewing room, you can double or even triple your sewing potential and productivity as it helps you become organized and comfortable.
Our reviews section provides you with up to 10 top-of-the-line sewing tables/cabinets. I carefully analyzed these models before featuring them on this list to ensure they meet your needs and requirement. If you order from my top 10 list today, I guarantee you of getting top-quality, stable, long-lasting piece of furniture that will doubtlessly transform your work area.
Our detailed buying guide too will point you in the right direction when shopping for a suitable table for your crafting room.