Create a Custom Sewing Table with This IKEA Hack

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Complete This Project for $125 or Less!

This IKEA hack turns an inexpensive dining table into a custom sewing table. Not only is the machine’s bed level with the table, you can place the machine cut-out wherever works best for you.

While this is a fairly simple project, it will take some time and knowledge of power tools. Start with an inexpensive IKEA INGO table (found here) and follow the instructions to alter it to fit your machine. The table is sturdy pine and measures 47 1/4″ x 29 1/2 “.

Create a Custom Sewing Table with This IKEA Hack

Turn the table above into a beautiful sewing table (below).

Create a Custom Sewing Table with This IKEA Hack

Other wooden tables also work. You’ll find a selection here or repurpose a table you already have. Just be sure to read the instructions first to make sure the table will work.

Once the alterations have been made, decide how to finish your new sewing table. Either paint or stain-plus-sealer will work beautifully.

You’ll find full instructions in the following tutorial by Marta Jost.

Click here for the “DIY IKEA Sewing Table” tutorial.

Create a Custom Sewing Table with This IKEA Hack

Susan from Quilt Fabrication used Marta’s tutorial for her own version. Notice how she set the machine to the right instead of in the center and cut a hole for the knee lifter.

Click here for Susan’s “My DIY Sewing Table” article.

Feel free to alter the table modifications to suit your machine and sewing space.


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