Something I’ve wanted for a long time is a proper cutting table. At the moment I have two options. There’s the the dining table, which is too low for cutting standing up and not large enough for big pattern pieces. I also have a huge foldable cardboard cutting mat for the floor. The mat is a really good surface and has a printed grid which has proved surprisingly useful, but it’s hard on the knees.
But we have never had space at home for it, unless I got one of those foldaway ones and they cost something ridiculous. However we’ve just had a new kitchen. I swear I wasn’t thinking about dressmaking when we planned the layout, but look at this…
It’s the perfect height and plenty long enough; that’s most of the pattern pieces for a pair of jeans laid out there on wide fabric. Guess I don’t need a cutting table after all.
18 thoughts on “Who needs a cutting table?”
Lucky, lucky you to have a surface the right height and width for cutting out. Looks perfect.
Ah, that tricksie subconscious….
You have to keep a neater kitchen than I do for that. 😉 Enjoy!
Heh I cannot claim the kitchen is neat, but tidying it up to make space for sewing is much less of a chore 🙂
Fantastic! Do be really careful not to cut into your new countertop. I was super careful with my dining room table but I still nicked it once. Now I cut on the floor…
Good point! I am thinking of getting some more of the stuff I have to protect the dining table; I don’t know what it’s called but it’s in the furnishing fabric department round here. Very thick, woolly on one size and waterproof on the other.
Congrats to that sneaky subconscious, and a clean kitchen counter is easily worth a handy cutting table!
Perfect! Cut away, darling!
That’s so great! Glad this worked out for you AND that you got a new kitchen!
Brilliant! Sewing is always lurking in the subconscious!
Now that is a well planned kitchen!
Very clever. My mom used our ping-pong table in the 80’s… I have to cut on the floor, not very ergonomic, but it keeps me supple, I hope.
That’s a new one on me! I find carpeted floors aren’t too bad but I tried tile once when I needed to cut out a really big pattern, and never again!
So much better than the floor! Back problems dictated I got a sewing table a few years ago – best investment ever!
That’s what I miss about my old house. We had a counter just like that! Enjoy!
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