Sewing Machine Set Up
My friend, Fonda, says that she is getting bad posture from using her sewing machine on the dinning table. I’ve read that when sewing, one’s arms should be table height or sewing machine bed height. The following pictures are of my set up. I’ve cut a hole into a hollow-core door, painted white, and screwed metal table legs to it.
I cut another piece of wood and screwed it to door, under the hole, with carriage bolts and the machine sits on that with a plastic surround around the machine to make a level sewing area.
Lower “table” for the machine to sit upon. Note the overflowing box of scraps. There’s another one beside it.
Machine sitting on the lower “table”
The hole was cut the same size as the black plastic surround which was ordered and purchased from a sewing machine dealer. They come custom made for almost any machine. I have another one for my old Elna.
And here’s me at machine at arm height!
Don’t cut a hole in the dinning table, Fonda, but maybe you can find something else to use!!!
P.S. In case you’re interested, this machine is a Pfaff 1473 CD purchased in December, 1989. I love it so much I bought another machine just like it, on eBay, to use as back up when this one is in the repair shop. The only problem is that the second one has just about the same “mileage.”