I’ve been so excited about this arrival!
And it was packed SO WELL I had to dig through layers and layers of bubble wrap to find the contents in the box.
Emails have gone back and forth with the folks at SewingMates about a “class room” sized affordable extension table for use with my featherweights –that would fit other machines too!
The issue with featherweights is that some are long bed, and others – like my Bea ---are short bed. ((The white ones are all short bed if I remember correctly)) and the other plexiglass table I had for my black long-bed featherweights left a big gap between the edge of the bed and the inside of the table cut-out if I tried to use it with a short bed machine. I would have to have TWO featherweight tables in different styles to fit my machines. For this reason I put off buying one for Bea.
I also didn’t like how the paint finish on my featherweights was getting scratched up by having to lift the machine bed from between the Plexiglass areas to change a bobbin. There was no way to avoid “the rub!” against the hinged areas of the machine bed. It was a pain to completely remove the machine from the table to access the bobbin area.
Look how SIMPLE this is! And it won’t take up too much table space for classroom or retreat sewing!
Front view! Perfect!
Side view! Perfect again! See the convenient carry handle?
This is small enough that I can put it in the bottom of my suitcase with the legs pointing up and pack my stuff around it --- or the legs are easily unscrewed to lay the table completely flat as well.
Hand lathed aluminum legs make this table completely height adjustable for any machine!
I am impressed that Sewing-Mate tables are made here in the USA. It's a family run small business ---the Greers live in Oregon ((I think I made the mistake by saying WASHINGTON on Quilt-Cam earlier, but I was close!)) and each table is hand crafted by them.
If it doesn't say Greer, it's not a Sewing-Mate!
I’m not even sure Barbara has put this on the website yet, but you can drop her an email HERE and find out more info and get yourself on a waiting list.
I am SO excited about my new Feather-Mate table! I can see myself using this with my other vintage machines as well….
And as always – no affiliation in any way other than a very very happy satisfied customer!