See the sewing machine cabinet.
See the sewing machine cabinet open. See the niche inside where the sewing machine can hide.
See the fold-out table.
But wait! There’s more! See the pull-out bench.
Isn’t that nifty? This find wasn’t free, but it was a good deal. It’s old. (There’s supposed to be a cushion. It’s missing. I’ll replace it. I might replace the knobs on the cabinet, too. Not my style. Easy fix.)
I’ve always wanted a dedicated spot for a sewing machine. This is the office/craft room. It has mostly been a mess room. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ve seen the office/craft room as my embarrassing photo of the month for two months in a row. (Are you subscribed to my newsletter? The July newsletter goes out soon. See a sample newsletter here.)
But now the office/craft room looks like this!
I can’t believe it. I cleared it and cleaned it and moved boxes to the attic, making room for my office supplies, books, craft materials, and the sewing cabinet.
It will be so nice to do what I want, when I want, with the sewing machine always set up. I’ve never had that before. I’ve always set up my sewing machine on the dining room table, which means you have to set it up and take it down repeatedly.
It’s not really conducive to doing much sewing.
And, in fact, I haven’t sewn in quite some time.
A few more things will be happening to this room before it’s finished. We have a brand new (to us) woodstove that is going in this room, and there may be some rearranging. Probably, the woodstove will end up going where the sewing machine cabinet is now and the sewing machine cabinet will move to the space in front of these double windows.
These windows look out to the back of the house, to the hillside. This room is full of light. The other window looks out over the chicken house.
And a door in the room leads directly onto the side of the front porch, with a nice view.
I haven’t used my sewing machine in years. I had pretty much given up sewing. I want to sew again, though. I enjoy sewing–crafts, mostly. I don’t sew clothes often. (I have–it’s just not something I’m much interested in.) I hope that now that I can have my sewing machine set up all the time in a dedicated space, it will be easier for me to get back to it and spend time with it. I enjoy sewing. I love the creativity and sense of accomplishment.
And so, here lies my new sewing machine cabinet. It sleeps….. perchance to dream……
Because, well, honestly, I haven’t found the box yet that has my sewing machine. (This unpacking thing–it takes forever!)
Do you sew? If so, do you have a dedicated place for your sewing machine?
P.S. Responding to a question in the comments–I realized I had forgotten to show the storage drawer built into the bench seat.
I’ve moved the cabinet to the space in front of the double windows.
I think it works much better there.
P.P.S. I’ve looked all over it and I can’t find a manufacturer’s name anywhere. It cost $50, from an ad in the paper, which I think was a great price for such a unique and handy piece! (I think it would be difficult to find something like it made today, well-crafted and solid wood.)