A faulty installment of your sewing machine upon the table makes the machine move to and fro and vibrate. Eventually, this affects the quality of sewing to a great extent. This is why today we will be sharing with you how to install sewing machine in table properly.
See, the installment is easy but there are a number of pre-installment tasks that you need to do carefully. Putting all the facts together, today’s write up is dedicated to your assistance. Let’s begin!
The first part – observation requires you to have sharp eyes on certain things of the table and machine. Let us help you observe and decide better with a question & answer session.
Which is a better option – sewing table or cabinet?
To be straightforward, both have innovation and advantages in unique ways. Let’s start with a sewing machine cabinet.
A cabinet offers you a large space not only to mount the table but also to store the accessories. But, you must avoid having a cabinet instead of a table if space is a major concern for you.
On the other hand, a sewing machine table unlike a cabinet doesn’t offer you more space for storage although for a machine it features sufficient area. In a table you may have one or two tiny or mid-size drawers for storage purposes.
The greatest advantage that a table offers you is its compactness. It occupies comparatively less space and some are easily foldable.
See, this depends completely upon you. While choosing the table you must consider your own height at first.
Then, the table should have a standard space in respect to your machine’s size. Moreover, the table that features folding, easy rolling and stabilizing options should get your first priority.
One more thing that you can consider is finding a specific table made for your machine only. Yes, there are such tables available in the market. If you are fortunate enough to manage the table that is going to be the best fit for you.
Which features make a sewing machine table mountable?
If you have an intention to sew on a sewing table then you must be aware from the very beginning. We mean that you must be aware of the machine you are purchasing.
You just can’t have any random sewing machine to mount it on the table. Not all sewing machines are table mountable, especially the modern computerized ones.
Therefore, before you finalize the purchase, ask the seller if the machine has all the table mounting features.
Installing a sewing machine on a sewing table requires the following:
- A screwdriver
- Safety goggles
- A power drill
How to install sewing machine in table?
The following steps vividly show you the correct method of installing your sewing machine on the table. Here we go!
Find out the holes of the machine
To be mounted on the table, your machine must have holes at the bottom. In case you don’t find them there, then check the lower back.
Identify the mounts of the table
There must be some spike-like metal bodies on the table, known as mounts. Some tables come with already attached mounts while some don’t.
If unfortunately, your table doesn’t come with attached mounts, you are the one who must complete the attachment.
How to attach the mounts to the sewing machine table?
Well, to attach the mounts you don’t need to do a mammoth job actually. What you need to do is to attach the separated mounts with screws using a screwdriver. You are done!
What if the mounts and the holes don’t match each other?
This shouldn’t happen if you inspect the table well before purchasing. However, if this happens with you there are two options left for you:
First of all, observe the table well to locate scattered additional holes. If the holes are there, the next step is to fix the mounts there, unfixing them from the wrong holes.
But, if there are no additional holes, then you have no other option left rather than creating the holes. You can easily do that with the power drill wearing the goggles.
Before you start drilling, make sure that you have taken the correct measurement reading. As soon as the required holes are created, transfer the mounts from their previous position.
Mount the machine
The last thing is the easiest one. Raise the mounts and make your machine seat on these securely. Once the machine is set, examine if the machine moves. If it does then it is advisable to mount the machine again, firstly dismounting it.
Do new sewing machines fit in old tables?
Ans. It depends. Depends on the brand or model you are using.
Can I put any sewing machine on a table?
Ans. No, you just can’t mount any random sewing machine on a table. This requires the machine to have holes at the bottom or lower back.
Can I put a modern sewing machine in an old cabinet?
Ans. A cabinet unlike a table can shelter almost all types of sewing machines. So, why don’t you give it a try?
Do I need a special table for a sewing machine?
Ans. Yes, you do need! A table specially made for a sewing machine can offer you all the sewing-friendly features.
Are sewing tables universal?
Ans. In our opinion, no. The tables cannot be universal because every sewing machine has unique features and area.
To be concise, without knowing how to install sewing machine in table, you can’t mount your machine securely. This will result in frequent unnecessary movement of the machine and ruin the overall quality of your creation.