The Sewing Cabinet

Hey Crafters! Are you ready for Day #3 of Crafting Organization Week? I sure am! We’re going to talk Sewing Cabinets or sewing desks. Sewing has grown in popularity in recent years. One of the most popular questions on the Craftaholics Anonymous® Facebook page is about first time sewing machines. I mean, what’s not to LOVE about sewing?! Its one of my favorite types of crafting to do.

Where do you sew?

Now lets talk about where you sew. Is it the kitchen table? I think that’s one of the most common places! But we all know how fun it is to have to clean up your half completed project just so you can feed your family dinner….or have a picnic on the kitchen floor! I know not having space for your own sewing desk, so have you thought about a sewing cabinet? If not, you have to check out The Original Scrapbox’s SewingBox. This thing is AMAZING!!

Sewing Cabinet

sewing desk

This little fold out sewing cabinet will change your life! Hidden inside is shelves, a handy drawer, and even a fold out table that is perfect for cutting, a table top ironing born, or laying out pattern pieces. Okay, or just piling a bunch of fabric on!

The drop in for the sewing machine is pretty awesome. I didn’t think I’d like it when I first got my SewingBox because I’d always sewn on a table top, but I LOVE being able to rest my arms while I’m sewing. I had no idea I’d love sewing like that! But when I sewed my last quilt top, it was a huge life saver.

And you can store a second sewing machine or serger in the bottom by your feet. My old Singer is down there right now. Someday I’ll get a serger that will take its place there.

The only thing I wish the SewingBox had was a light built inside it. You can never have too much light when you’re sewing! I’ve thought about getting a battery powered LED light to stick in there.

And here’s the most brilliant feature…..

sewing cabinet

The SewingBox folds up to be TINY. So when you’re not sewing, it takes up very little space. It folds up to be 39″ long by 22″ wide. You can totally fit it in a corner or even by the side of your bed!

Now I know a SewingBox may not be in everyone’s budget. For years before I got my SewingBox, I found an old kitchen table at the thrift store, gave it a good makeover with some paint and sandpaper, and made that do for years. It was a drop leaf style table, so when I wasn’t using it, I could drop down both leafs and it was rather narrow and out of the way. And when I was sewing, I’d put the leafs up and would have a full size table to spread out on.

So until you can afford something better, I’d recommend searching for a drop leaf table at your local thrift store. They are cheap, but will work great! You’ll just probably have to give them a small makeover since most drop leaf style tables are from the 80’s!

Want to see more of my craft room? Click here! 

What do you sew on? Do you have any tips on Sewing Tables or Sewing Cabinets? I’d love to hear!

happy crafting,




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Day #2

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    that’s pretty cool! Wish I had the space and money for it!

  2. 2

    That’s awesome!! I’m trying to organise my craft supplies into a new room at the moment and this would just be a total dream! =)

  3. 3

    Linda… as you know I am in Italy, and I really like your sewing room and now I am in love with your sewing box… I WANT ONE TOO, unfortunately they don’t ship internationally and I guess this would cost pretty much, do you really enjoy sewing there and them close up and hide everything? can you leave inside the sewing machine and some other tools and bobbins?
    Elisabetta ^_^

  4. 4
    Sandra Douma

    I really want one as well, but is soooo out of budget for me , especially living in Netherlands the price sky rocket, but I do have a drop leaf table, mine I bought from Ikea, here in Netherlands, but you will find in the US as well , the last model have some drawers .

  5. 7

    I love to make my craft supplies do double duty as decor. So to organize them I will hang ribbons on a shelf rod, or fill jars with various small things to display on shelves. Everything is organized and it looks cute too.

  6. 8

    Love that worktop space and the SewingBox! My original sewing/craft studio became a nursery so now one room has been divided between two other separate rooms! I bought a cute glass top table that is my sewing table and have a fold up cutting table that has quite a bit of storage too- although nothing like the SewingBox! It can definitely be a pain to work on a project and have to run back and forth between two rooms! That SewingBox would definitely be a dream!!

  7. 9

    I want one!! That is so cool! It would be nice if it had some built in storage, but the size is just great.

  8. 10
    Ruby Mansfield

    This craft room is dreamy! I wish I could buy all the pieces! Just beautiful

  9. 11
    Cindy Brooks

    When we built our home a few years ago I knew I wanted to start sewing again. I had a space for sewing built into my laundry room. I love being able to have my machine ready to go at a moment’s notice!

  10. 12
    Karla Schmitt

    Love that room, it is sooo pretty! I especially love the wallpaper! may I ask where you found that awesome wallpaper!! Karla

    1. 12.1

      Hi Karla,
      Thank you! The wall is actually stenciled :) I used a stencil from Royal Designs Studio. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll stop by again soon!
      happy crafting,

  11. 13

    Use Ikea kitchen storage solutions like wire baskets to organize my supplies

  12. 15
    Sheena B

    When I quilt, I usually pull out one of the big folding tables we keep around for D&D nights. It’s great to have all that space to support the weight of a big quilt as it is being assembled and quilted.

  13. 16

    haha that’s so funny “most drop leaf style tables are from the 80’s” as though that is a loooonnnnngggg time ago! Then I realized that for you it would be…

    I’m so old. bah humbug.

    I always wanted an armoire for my sewing “box”. Still do even though I have a bedroom converted now, though the boxes are cool. I’d like to see one that has a drop in serger spot along with the sewing machine drop in.

  14. 17

    It’s cute ; but too small for me . I had a table made for me, it has a cut out for my sewing machine. My boyfriend is in the process of making inserts for all my machines so the bed of the machine is level with the table top. I love leaving all my projects out so I can
    sew any time. BTW I’m a quilted.


  15. 18

    I know sewing cabinets can close up for more space but wow! This is the first time I’ve heard of Scrapboxes or the SewingBox. They look amazing.. Thanks for the information!

  16. 19

    where can I buy this???!!!

    1. 19.1

  17. 20

    I finally understood that I DO have money & space for a room that’s as wonderful as these… I just need to redirect my spending and my space toward fulfillment…THATS where the dedication, artistic drive, discipline to be a creative maker comes in. I admire these people and their studios and art so much. Love and gratitude