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Height?

Surest1tch

Re: Height?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 19:07:57 PM »
My sewing table is 79cm, made for me by the OH. Smug, moi?  :loveit:  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

That's fab, do you lend him out for sewing room DIY  :S

snoozi soozi

Re: Height?
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 20:35:54 PM »
@Surest1tch  @Acorn thanks, i loves my little sanctuary. The OH could probably add any jobs to his list, his list is never-ending btw so you'd be waiting a wee while  0_0

Sara-S

Re: Height?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2019, 13:27:55 PM »
My tablet is adjustable. For sewing, I set it at 72 cm.  For shutting, I like it at its maximum height of 94 cm. (I am tall and at this setting, I do not have to lean down too much.)
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ClareInStitches

Re: Height?
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2019, 18:12:35 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 .

How are you getting on with your Ikea chair, please, Kad?  I am considering getting one for my re-organised sewing space and looking at the Bleckbergett and the Orfjall. Was yours either of these?

Thanks.

Kad

Re: Height?
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2019, 18:20:14 PM »
@ClareInStitches , mine's a FLINTAN chair.
It's got a good range of height adjustment and hasn't faded noticeably despite living in the conservatory.
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ClareInStitches

Re: Height?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2019, 18:27:06 PM »
Thank you, Kad. I'll add that to my list.
Clare

MargoLondinium

Re: Height?
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2020, 08:14:00 AM »
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).

Hi Kad - newbie here. I know this is an old post but am just researching sewing tables and noticed this post. I am also 6ft and new to sewing - need to purchase a table/desk. Can I ask which particular height adjustable desk you purchased at Ikea? Is it the Skarsta or Bekant? TIA!

Efemera

Re: Height?
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2020, 08:22:00 AM »
I bought the electric Bekant...it’s fabulous.

Kad

Re: Height?
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2020, 08:53:33 AM »
@MargoLondinium
I got the Skarsta table, I like the wind up mechanism and use the handle as a handy place to hang my 'scrap/bit/thread' rubbish bag whilst I'm sewing. It also raises high enough to cut out at without backache.
I use it with the Flintan gas lift chair.
Hope that's helpful  :flower:
Not so much patchwork as personal dressmaker to DD

jintie

Re: Height?
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2020, 16:48:12 PM »
Check online for ergonomic typing measurements- much the same for sewing
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MargoLondinium

Re: Height?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2020, 09:14:00 AM »
@MargoLondinium
I got the Skarsta table, I like the wind up mechanism and use the handle as a handy place to hang my 'scrap/bit/thread' rubbish bag whilst I'm sewing. It also raises high enough to cut out at without backache.
I use it with the Flintan gas lift chair.
Hope that's helpful  :flower:
Thanks so much, Kad  :)

UttaRetch

Re: Height?
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2020, 10:32:29 AM »
My new cutting table has been set at 98cm. 
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