IKEA Sewing Table

table // casters // sewing machine (at Amazon here)

As you might have guessed from my most recent snaps (HinHH on Snapchat, warning there are also a lot of cat snaps), I am finally learning how to sew!

I am so excited. I have always wished I knew how to sew. I actually started learning with a friend just before I left Florence, and my friend Kelly in Tampa has agreed to continue my lessons. I am also supplementing these more formal lessons with a lot of DIY YouTube tutorials. Seriously, you can learn so much with just YouTube.

Now you might be wondering how I have time for this, you know with my dissertation, Etsy store, teaching/grading, and blogging (I am tired just typing all of that). I don’t have much free time, but I am trying to replace my mindless TV watching with sewing (and TV watching lol). I think it will be a better outlet for me and exercise the other half of my brain (sewing is actually a lot of engineering and math lol).

I was so lucky and scored this amazing Singer Sewing machine, at Home Goods of all places, for just $129! The hardest part of learning to sew was finding the space I needed to do so in my tiny apartment. Once again, IKEA to the rescue. I saw this folding table and knew it was perfect. All I had to do was assemble. I added some casters to the feet to make it even more small-apartment friendly. It takes up virtually no space when folded down and fits perfectly under my TV in the bedroom. But when I need to work, it folds out into a massive table, which is perfect for placing and cutting out patterns. It even has pretty good storage for its size. So far, I am able to fit all of my sewing accoutrements in the six small draws.

So what do you think of my new sewing table? If you are learning or know how to sewing and looking for a really practical table (or craft table in general) I highly recommend this one!

I will be sharing more on my first successful sewing creation soon (hint: you can see it in these pics)!

9 thoughts on “IKEA Sewing Table”

  1. I didn't know you were sewing! This table is SO exciting, I think I'm going to have to invest. I use to know how to sew but it has been many, many years since I last touched my machine because I have just never had the space. That skirt is adorable – I saw it in your instagram and was going to ask where you got it – so I'm super impressed that you made it!

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  2. I'm a complete dolt with it, but my sister loves sewing!! I definitely will be recommending it to her- time for an IKEA trip! Also, did you make that skirt?? It's absolutely beautiful!!

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  3. Thank you for this! I bought my sewing machine in october during the black friday sales. I dont know how to sew complicated stuff but my mother does and talks me thru it, but i definitely know how to hem (im a short girl and EVERTHING needs to be hemmed.) I keep my machine in a box and take it my small dining table when i sew and its just an eye sore! Im definitely getting this table.

  4. Hi Ashley,

    Can you explain what kind of casters you used and how you attached them (to just the four main legs)? You have the the wheels with the screw in posts and stoppers to stabilize the table when needed? The legs are sold wood? At what point in the table assembly did you attach them?
    Anxious to get this table going in my new sewing/dressing room. thanks for your time and sharing.

    1. Hi Eileen, you want to use “stem casters” instead of casters with brackets for this table. If you search them on amazon you will see the difference. They screw in. The legs are wood, but they are Ikea wood, so you want to be careful when drilling! And I never found that I needed stoppers. Hope this helps!

      1. Yay!! Thanks for sharing this tips on the wheels! I am purchasing the table but needed to find out info on the wheels. Do you know what size stem casters you used or which ones you purchased on amazon? Thank You!

  5. You will absolutely love sewing, so many things you can do, I started sewing when I was 10 and i’m 62 now. I recently downsized into a 400sf park model home and have been trying to figure out how to add a sewing station. Love this Ikea table and will be ordering one soon. Thanks for the info and best wishes on your sewing endeavors.

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