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Sewing Armoire?

DAE | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hello, I am new to on-line discussions but here goes…. I have been sewing for 30 years, I have a Bernina 1230 that I dearly love (I think they don’t even make that one anymore) and an embroidery machine in my sewing room. My mother is now giving me her serger.  I need to rethink my room and cabinets.  Several years ago a ran across a “Sewing Armoire” on line.  It was the size of a large hutch,  it held 2 sewing machines along with fabric, books and notions, it opened up into an L shape.  The wood looked like a cabin or country finish.  I can’t find anything like it now, finished or unfinished wood. Any ideas??

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  1. solosmocker | | #1

    I sold furniture for many years. I would often see "office" armoires that I would think to myself could easily be used for sewing. I would suggest you visit a few furniture stores and ask to see their office furniture. You might find something that could work for you. Also, many of these armoires come with all sorts of different coordinating cabinets. Good luck.

  2. vickisews | | #2

    I remember noticing this piece in a magazine (which one, I don't recall) about a year ago.  Hope this helps.

    http://www.sauder.com/furniture/product.asp?p=473

  3. Meg | | #3

    You might wish to consider a custom cabinet maker who could build you what you need. And try the unfinished furniture stores, too. Please remember also that when looking for sewing cabinets that almost all of them are designed with the sewing machine centered over the kneehole. What we really need is to have the needle area centered, otherwise we're leaning over to the left and that causes strain and pain on our back.

  4. Teaf5 | | #4

    Before you invest in an expensive piece of furniture, consider how you will use the machines very carefully! My sister had a cabinet maker build a custom closet for her sewing machine and supplies; it was well organized and well made but discouraged her from sewing because it was claustrophobic.

    When she realized that she was avoiding sewing because of the closed-in arrangement, she bought a portable machineto use on her kitchen table, where she sews happily. She gave me her other machine and cabinet and now uses the closet to store supplies.

    If you try different configurations using temporary tables, you'll get a good idea of what you like before investing a lot of money.

  5. MaryinColorado | | #5

    I bought a desk for sewing, then realized that the drawers should have been on the left so that I would be sitting more to the right with the machine.  That would leave room for the fabric on the left.  Also, it is too high for me.  Now my machines are on formica type table tops, L shaped, attatched to the walls and a small dresser.  Set at the perfect height for me.Don't know what I'll do when I move.

    I love the cabinets at http://www.nancysnotions.com, those look wonderful.  Office supply stores and unfinished furniture stores as someone else mentioned, sound like good suggestions. 

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