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Height?

Efemera

Height?
« on: March 18, 2019, 14:29:34 PM »
I’m sewing on my new table... I’ve put castors on it so it’s a little higher than it was..it’s as low as it will go... 69cm. What’s the height of your sewing table?

Ploshkin

Re: Height?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 14:42:25 PM »
Horn Cabinet is 75cm.  Machine on top makes another 9.5cm.  I can drop it down flush with the cabinet top but generally only do that for quilting or big stuff like curtains.  Chair has variable height.
Life's too short for ironing.

Ellabella

Re: Height?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 14:47:37 PM »
Mine is 72 cm and machine is set into the table top, fine for me but I wouldn't like it much higher.

Nevis5

Re: Height?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 15:05:45 PM »
Mine's 74cm high but I have stupidly long legs.....

Efemera

Re: Height?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 18:02:48 PM »
As I said mine is 69 but then the machine is at least 10cm deep, I’ve tried raising the chair but then my legs can’t reach the foot pedal!...may have to take the castors off.

Renegade Sewist

Re: Height?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 20:17:33 PM »
@Efemera , your chair should be at a height where your thigh is about parallel with the floor. Then your table should be at a height where your arms  can rest comfortably with your fore arms parallel to the top while sewing.

It will all vary depending on how tall you are, your upper back length, i.e. how tall you sit in the chair, the table, the chair, etc. It can take awhile getting it all sorted out.

Sounds like you need your foot pedal raised up on a platform. Just put something non skid on it and it works fine. Ask how I know!  ;)

Efemera

Re: Height?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 20:25:54 PM »
I’ll try all those things next time I have the machine on the table.

BrendaP

Re: Height?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 21:48:08 PM »
My desk with the Husqvarna, the coverlocker and cover stitcher is 72cm plus about 10cm for the machines and the table with one of the 201s is 69cm plus 8cm for the machine.   The table/desk downstairs with the other 201 is 76cm plus 8cm - a bit higher than ideal but when cleared of all the clutter it has a lot more space for dealing with big items like quilts.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Gernella

Re: Height?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 11:17:56 AM »
I use a 'banqueting' table covered with a fleece top and a desk for cutting.  Both are 75cm, which is fine for sitting and sewing but higher would be better for cutting.  I've got a Brabantia ironing board that is 98cm on the top height, that is fabulous for ironing but maybe a bit too high for a cutting table height. I usually finish up taking my shoes off to make me smaller, which is an improvement, but my back still aches when I stand up.  Once I know where the pattern is going I generally cut out what I need first and the rest later.

It must be a nightmare for anybody who is not one of the little people.
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Ellabella

Re: Height?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 11:32:20 AM »
@Gernella I also have a 'banqueting' table and find it  little low for cutting but now I use those things like upturned flower pots that are used as chair raisers for the elderly.

Those extra few centimeters make all the diference.

Gernella

Re: Height?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 11:50:49 AM »
Thanks @Ellabella, I use the desk for cutting out but the way it is made it's not suitable for increasing the height.  There was a middle bit joining the two together but I took it out and butted them up to save on space.

I keep hanging my nose over the cheap Horn table but there is always something else I want.  I've seen something probably similar on Erica Bunker's blog for increased her cutting out table height.


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Left at the end of 2019 - 39 meters

annieeg

Re: Height?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 12:16:10 PM »
I just came across this, which looks interesting ...
http://www.churchbuyinggroup.co.uk/polyfold-height-adjustable-table?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv_-oupaO4QIVmpntCh0TKQhUEAQYBSABEgKlGPD_BwE

Is the "cheap cutting table" from Horn the one that costs £500?


Kad

Re: Height?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 12:48:07 PM »
I recently bought a new gas-lift sewing/office chair from IKEA, it was only £49,, came in a variety of colours ( incl pink and turquoise) and has castors  that only roll freely when you're sat upon the seat - it's to stop the chair from rolling away from you as you sit so you're less likely to land with a bump on the floor  0_0 

I also bought one of their height adjustable tables, not the electrically powered one but the 'wind up' version with the larger of the two available tops, and a stack of drawers also on castors that will store under the table or provide extra working surface. The table winds up with a handle to sufficient height for me to us as a cutting out table, winds down as low as you'd ever want and came with a choice of 2 sizes of table top too

So much better than my Horn cabinet which wasn't the right height for me and didn't have enough space for my legs to fit under ( I'm 6' tall with long legs).
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snoozi soozi

Re: Height?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 12:54:31 PM »
My sewing table is 79cm, made for me by the OH. Smug, moi?  :loveit:  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Acorn

Re: Height?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 13:38:31 PM »
Ooh that is lovely - you want to keep hold of him!   0_0
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