Having a large space for working on sewing projects is a need that every sewist has.
Naturally, some sewists have more space than others, but in either case, efficient arrangement of sewing furniture will allow the best use of that space.
Use these tips as a guideline for arranging sewing cabinets and other sewing furniture to set up a comfortable sewing workspace.
- Available Space - Whether working with an entire sewing room or just a corner in a common space, the amount of space a sewist has available for setting up sewing furniture is the first guiding factor. Based on the size and shape of their space, select a sewing cabinet that will fit comfortably when fully opened up, considering features like collapsibility and movability in that space. Multi-function sewing furniture can work especially well when available space is minimal, while those with sewing rooms have more space to use separate sewing cabinets and other furniture components.
- Light and Lighting - Having enough light in the sewing space is critical for sewing. Assess what windows and natural light are coming into the sewing space and what amount of additional lighting is necessary to add in the form of overhead and work lighting. Sewing furniture should be positioned within the room to make the best use of natural lighting whenever possible, then supplemented with work lighting.
- Storage Space - How much storage space a sewist needs will depend on the projects they enjoy and their need to keep supplies, accessories, and tools stored. Sewists with more space can opt to purchase storage sewing furniture to manage their supplies and tools. Those with less space can choose a sewing cabinet with built-in storage or simply reclaim a nearby closet and equip it with shelving, storage units of various types, and baskets or bins.
- Budget - After assessing space allotments, sewists can then purchase sewing furniture according to what their budget will allow and what will fit in their space. Fortunately, there are many sewing cabinets in a variety of price ranges that will fit any budget and sewing spaces small or large.
Setting up a workspace with sewing furniture may seem challenging but ultimately it is simply a consideration of how to get the most use from the available space.
As this formula for doing so will differ for every sewist, consider factors like available space, lighting, storage requirements and then available budget to make the best sewing cabinet and sewing furniture purchases.