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Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 5400 Ultimate Sew & Serge Credenza 

Your sewing workstation is one of the most important considerations if you want to work efficiently.

It makes no sense to invest heavily into a sewing machine if you do not have a comfortable environment to use it. For this you need adequate space to install a standalone sewing machine table or cabinet.

The size you opt for along with amount of storage functionality will vary depending on your needs. That being said, we have rounded up what we believe to be 10 of the best sewing table/cabinet solutions available on the market today.

For our findings at a glance, check out the two tables below. For detailed reviews of each of our choices, plus a comprehensive buyer’s guide, keep on reading.


Best Sewing Tables

PRODUCTNAMEDETAILSRATING
Fashion-Sewing-Cabinets-Model-898L-Ultimate-MultifunctionTOP PREMIUM PICK
Fashion 898L
Ultimate Sewing
Machine Table
60"W x 19" D x 30"H
Insert Open: 27" x 11"
TOP BUDGET PICK
Arrow Gidget-II 98611
Sewing Machine Table
40" W x 19" D x 28" H
Folded: 40" W x 19" D x 6" H
BEST FOR QUILTING
Sylvia Design 1600
Sewing Table
Open: 60" W x 39" D x 29" H
Closed: 60" W x 20" D x 29" H
BEST FOR EMBROIDERY
Fashion 910B
Ultimate Sewing Table
Cabinet: 60"W x 19" D x 30" H
Opening: 27" x 11"
BEST FOR CUTTING
Sylvia Design 3000
Sewing Table
Open: 72" W x 40" D x 35" H
Closed: 16" W x 40" D x 35" H

Best Sewing Cabinets

SEWING CABINETNAMEDETAILS 
TOP PREMIUM PICK
Kangaroo Kabinets
AS-WHT Aussie Complete
Sewing Cabinet
Closed: 49"W x 22" Lx30" T
Open: 99" W x 45" L x 29" T
Fashion 5400 Ultimate
Sewing Cabinet
Closed: 45"W x 19"D x 30"H
Open 90"W x 19"D x 30"H
TOP BUDGET PICK
Arrow Auntie Retro-look
Sewing Cabinet
Closed: 32" W x 19" L x 31" H
Open: 63" W x 19" L x 30" H
Kangaroo Kabinets
K8205 Bandicoot
Closed: 30" W x 17"D x 30"H
Open: 61"W x 17"D x 29"H

Sylvia Design 810Q
Sewing Cabinet
Closed: 33" W x 21" D x 30" H
Open: 64" W x 39" D x 29" H

Sewing Table Reviews

For those that do not require the ample storage space that a sewing cabinet provides, we recommend choosing an appropriate sized table instead.

These are generally more affordable than cabinets and can be quickly and convenietly installed within your designated sewing area.

What follows are 5 of the best sewing tables available in 2019.

1. Fashion 898L Ultimate Sewing Machine Table (Best Premium Pick)

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 898L Ultimate Multifunction Table 

This is a premium-grade, heavy-duty wheeled sewing table that comes with a sliding drawer unit that holds 4 drawers. The drawer unit, also called a Caddy, has 4 U-casters attached to its base, while the standalone table has 4 or 5 U-casters attached to its stands.

The drawer unit operates as a retractable, or detachable face-frame cabinet, which when slid and secured under the table converts this model from a sewing table into a sewing cabinet.

This product is designed and manufactured by an American company called Fashion Sewing Cabinets as part of its Ultimate Multifunction series of sewing tables. Its model number is 898L.

It comes in three color schemes; rustic-maple, swiss chocolate, and white; and this allows the user to choose a color scheme that closely blends with his or her interior décor.

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 898L Ultimate Multifunction Table 

This sewing table is designed to provide an all-in-one (also called complete) project space. Its table features a modular contemporary design with a single utility drawer, folding quilt table, and an electronic quick lift.

The drawer is supported by a full extension glide, and a well-positioned drawer handle allows for full extension with minimal effort.

At the back of the table is the folding quilt table which when extended (unfolded) increase the work space of the unit. This also makes this product suitable for quilting.

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 898L Ultimate Multifunction Table 

Even so, use of a foldable quilt table allows this model to achieve both a compact profile (when quilt table is folded) or an expansive standalone profile when the quilt table is unfolded.

This model is shipped in a partially-assembled state with shipping braces protecting the side walls of the skirt structure.

The shipping weight averages 126 pounds, which hints to its bulky nature. It is shipped alongside an assembly manual and an Allen wrench. For assembly, the user needs to have a hammer, a flat screwdriver, and a Phillips screwdriver. The fully assembled sewing table rests on 2 locking u-casters and 3 non-locking u-casters.

The stands of this table are 3 vertical panels; 2 side panels of equal sizes, and a smaller center panel. A wooden plank is fitted between the center panel and the left panel, and this forms a shelf. This shelf is a few inches above the u-casters, and a wooden plank that extends from the left panel to the right panel forms its back wall.

The fully-assembled sewing table is 60inches long, 19.8inches wide, and 30.2inches tall. This are the dimensions of the compact profile, with the quilt table folded.

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 898L Ultimate Multifunction Table 

Unfolding the quilt table increases the width of the work surface to 35.5inches. This means that the quilt table is 60inches long and 15.7inches wide. Its tabletop is laminated to achieve a smooth work surface.

Another important component is its machine mount which measures 27inches by 12inches. Likewise, the lift of this machine mount can hold a sewing machine whose weight does not exceed 75pounds.

Its electronic lift has an auto-stop feature which allows the user position the machine in one of three positions: stowage, free-arm, and flatbed positions.

This model comes with a 5-year warranty.

Pros of the Fashion 898L Ultimate Sewing Table
  • Stable, 60-inch long standalone table.
  • Has a full-extension drawer.
  • Its detachable drawer unit converts it into a contemporary sewing cabinet.
  • Table rests on 2 locking u-casters and 3 non-locking u-casters; while caddy rests on 4 u-casters which makes the sewing cabinet fully mobile.
  • Has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface.
  • Open shelf expands its storage space.
  • Electronic lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 75pounds.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine mount to one of three available options.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Compact profile provides a workspace area that averages 1188 square-inches (sq.in), while the expansive profile expands this area by 942 sq.in to 2130 sq.in.
  • Supported by a 5 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Requires spacious workspace which makes it unsuitable for user with limited working space in their craft rooms.
  • Electronic lift cannot work during power blackout.

Bottom-line

Fashion 898L Ultimate is a premium-grade wheeled sewing table that comes with a sliding drawer unit that holds 4 drawers. It is made of wood, and has a stable, 60-inch long standalone table with a full-extension drawer supported on extension glides.

Attachment of its detachable drawer unit converts it into a contemporary sewing cabinet. It also has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface, and an open shelf expands its storage space.

Likewise, its electronic lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 75pounds, and can raise them to one of three available height options.

Alongside the aforementioned features is its high build quality which makes this model the best premium sewing table in this review.


2. Arrow Gidget-II 98611 Sewing Table (Best Budget Pick)

Arrow 98611 Gidget II Sewing Craft & Hobby Table 

This is an affordable, lightweight foldable sewing table that comes with a mechanical lift that allows the sewing machine to be positioned in either of 2 levels; the free-arm position, or the flatbed position. It is supported on two strong steel legs/stands.

Each leg rests on a hollow square steel beam that forms the foot. The two feet serve to form a sturdy base that cannot chip a wooden, tiled, or concrete floors. The legs can be locked into place which ensures that the table cannot collapse inadvertently during use.

The locking mechanism features a handle and chained locking bolts. The working surface features a mar-resistant melamine finish which creates a smooth, non-abrasive, and reflective surface where fabrics can be worked on. This model is designed for those who pursue sewing as a either a hobby or a craft.

However, it is not suitable for heavy-duty work, and it lacks any drawer. This sewing table is designed and made by the Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Arrow Companies, LLC; through its subsidiary Arrow Cabinets, as part of its Gidget II series of foldable sewing tables. Its stock keeping unit (SKU) number is 611.

Arrow 98611 Gidget II Sewing Craft & Hobby Table 

This is a minimal design model which lacks a skirt structure, with the foldable metal stands/legs attached to the tabletop. At the underside of the table are two wheels – a front and a back wheel.

These wheels are fitted to the extreme right-side of the table. When the legs have been folded, these wheels protrude downwards to create a wheeled sewing table that can be towed, usually with the foot of the right leg serving as the towing handle.

This sewing table is shipped fully-assembled in a single package that weighs about 35.1pounds. The unit itself weighs about 35pounds. Its color scheme is clean white.

Arrow 98611 Gidget II Sewing Craft & Hobby Table 

The fully-functional sewing table is 40inches long, 19.75inches wide, and 28.25inches tall. With the legs folded, its height reduces to only 6inches. Its machine mount measures 23.5inches by 12.5inches; and it can hold a sewing machine whose weight does not exceed 45 pounds.

This sewing table comes with a 36months warranty.

Pros of the Arrow Gidget-II 98611 Sewing Table
  • 40-inch long foldable sewing table.
  • Its MDF table features a melamine finish.
  • Portable model.
  • Lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 45pounds.
  • Lift allows height adjustment of the machine mount to flatbed or free-arm positions.
  • Has 2 wheels under the table.
  • Has strong steel legs.
  • Provide a work area of about 790 sq.in.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Much cheaper than Fashion 898L Ultimate.
  • Supported by a 3 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Lacks storage spaces.
  • Model designed only for light- to medium-duty tasks

Bottom-line

Arrow Gidget-II 98611 is an affordable, lightweight and portable foldable sewing table that comes with a mechanical lift that allows a 45-pound sewing machine to be positioned to either a free-arm position, or a flatbed position.

This 40-inch long model has an MDF table that provides a work area of about 790sq.in. Likewise, its lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 45pounds.

These features along with its high performance-to-price ratio makes this model the best budget sewing table in this review.


3. Sylvia Design 1600 Sewing Table (Best for Quilting)

Sylvia Design Model 1600 Quilting Table 

This is a heavy-duty, high-performance non-foldable wheeled sewing table with a foldable quilt table and a Rudersburg hydraulic lift and an option to choose from six finishes; mahogany clove, teak, castle oak, brown pearwood, sunset cherry, and white oak with trim.

This model features a dowel construction that allows for tight, strong joints; and pre-drilling of hinge holes for attachment of a dropleaf. Even so, this dropleaf is option and needs to be purchased separately.

Another optional feature is a sliding drawer unit, or caddy, that holds 4 drawers that can be purchased separately and fitted underneath the drawer of the table.

As expected, the caddy operates as a detachable face-frame cabinet that can convert this sewing table into a sewing cabinet. On its own, the sewing table is supported by 5 commercial-grade caster wheels, and the caddy also comes with 4 casters.

Sylvia Design Model 1600 Quilting Table 

This model is designed and made by a Canada-based company, Sylvia Sewing Cabinets; and marketed through its subsidiary, Sylvia Designs. Its model number is 1600.

Unlike Fashion 898L Ultimate, Sylvia Design 1600 is shipped in a fully assembled state with the user just required to fit in the locking casters (which can be omitted if one does not want to wheel the sewing table in the craft room).

This heavyweight sewing table is 60inches long, 20.75inches wide, and 29.75inches tall. When the quilt table is unfolded, the table achieves its expansive profile with the width increasing by 19.75inches to 39.75inches.

This makes it ideal for holding quilts. In fact, the expansive profile provides a work area of 2385sq.in which is larger than that provided by the expansive profile of Fashion 898L Ultimate.

Sylvia Design Model 1600 Quilting Table 

This model is made from particle boards. Its stands are 3 vertical panels; 2 side panels of equal sizes, and a right-trapezoid center panel. It comes with a single drawer. Its tabletop features a durable, smooth finish to create a smooth work surface.

Its machine mount measures 26inches by 12.5inches, and features no cutout. Relatedly, its hydraulic lift has an auto-stop feature which allows the user position the machine in one of three positions: stowage, free-arm, and flatbed positions.

This model comes with a lifetime warranty.

Pros of the Sylvia Design 1600
  • Stable, 60-inch long standalone table.
  • Has a full-extension drawer.
  • Its detachable drawer unit converts it into a contemporary sewing cabinet.
  • Table rests on 5 caster which make it fully mobile.
  • Has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface.
  • Features a hydraulic lift.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine mount to one of three available options.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Compact profile provides a workspace area that averages 1245sq.in, while the expansive profile expands this area by 1140 sq.in to 2385 sq.in.
  • Supported by a lifetime warranty.
The Cons
  • Requires spacious workspace which makes it unsuitable for user with limited working space in their craft rooms.

Bottom-line

Sylvia Design 1600 is a heavy-duty, high-performance non-foldable wheeled sewing table with a foldable quilt table and a Rudersburg hydraulic lift. It features a dowel design and comes in six color schemes.

It is constructed using particle boards, and has a stable, 60-inch long standalone table with a full-extension drawer supported on extension glides.

Attachment of its detachable drawer unit converts it into a contemporary sewing cabinet. It also has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface to 2385 sq.in which makes this model the best sewing table for quilting in this review.


4. Fashion 910B Ultimate Sewing Table (Best for Embroidery)

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 910B Ultimate Quilting & Embroidery Table 

This is a high-performance, heavy-duty wheeled sewing table made of high-quality wood and features an intuitive build design.

Design and operation-wise, it is similar to the Fashion 898L Ultimate model with minor tweaking that suits to embroidery and quilting rather than general stitching.

One can also fit an optional drawer unit (caddy) that has 4 U-casters and 2 large drawers that can fit design files. As expected, the standalone table has 4 or 5 U-casters attached to its stands. The 2-drawer caddy serves as a detachable face-frame cabinet that can transform this sewing table into a sewing cabinet.

This product is designed and manufactured by the U.S-based company, Fashion Sewing Cabinets as part of its Ultimate Multifunction series of sewing tables.

Its model number is 910B. It comes in three color schemes; rustic-maple, swiss chocolate, and white; and this allows the user to choose a color scheme that closely blends with his/her interior décor.

Just like Fashion 898L Ultimate, Fashion 910B Ultimate is shipped in a partially-assembled state with shipping braces protecting the side walls of the skirt structure. Its shipping weight averages 126 pounds, and is shipped alongside an assembly manual and an Allen wrench.

This model provides an all-in-one project space. Its table features a modular contemporary design with a single utility drawer, folding quilt table, and an electronic quick lift.

The drawer is supported by a full extension glide, and a well-positioned drawer handle allows for full extension with minimal effort. At the back of the table is the folding quilt table which when extended increases the work space and makes it suitable for quilting.

The fully-assembled Fashion 910B Ultimate rests on 2 locking u-casters and 3 non-locking u-casters. Its stands are 3 vertical panels; 2 side panels of equal sizes, and a smaller center panel.

A wooden plank is fitted between the center panel and the left panel, and this forms a shelf. This shelf has a wooden back wall that stretches from the left panel to the right panel. This model also comes with a 19.75-inch long metric adhesive ruler that serves as a measuring tape.

This sewing table is 60inches long, 19.8inches wide, and 30.25inches tall. This are the dimensions of its compact profile. Its quilt table is 60inches long and 15.7inches wide, and thus when it is unfolded, the table acquires a width of 35.5inches. Its tabletop is laminated to achieve a smooth work surface.

Its machine mount which measures 27inches by 12inches. This mount can be raised or lowered by an electronic lift to one of three levels; stowage, free-arm, and flatbed positions. This lift can hold a sewing machine whose weight does not exceed 75pounds.

This model comes with a 5-year warranty.

Pros of the Fashion 910B Ultimate
  • Stable, 60-inch long standalone table.
  • Has a full-extension drawer.
  • Its detachable drawer unit converts it into a contemporary sewing cabinet.
  • Table rests on 2 locking u-casters and 3 non-locking u-casters; while caddy rests on 4 u-casters which makes the sewing cabinet fully mobile.
  • Has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface.
  • Open shelf expands its storage space.
  • Electronic lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 75pounds.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine mount to one of three available options.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Compact profile provides a workspace area that averages 1188 square-inches (sq.in), while the expansive profile expands this area by 942 sq.in to 2130 sq.in.
  • Supported by a 5 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Requires spacious workspace which makes it unsuitable for user with limited working space in their craft rooms.
  • Electronic lift cannot work during power blackout.

Bottom-line

Fashion 910B Ultimate is a high-performance, heavy-duty wheeled sewing table made of high-quality wood and features an intuitive build design.

It has a stable, 60-inch long standalone table with a full-extension drawer supported on extension glides. Likewise, its open shelf expands its storage space, while its electronic lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 75pounds, and can raise them to one of three available height options.

It also has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface to 2130 sq.in which makes it the best embroidery and quilting sewing table in this review.


5. Sylvia Design 3000 Sewing Table (Best for Crafting & Cutting)

Sylvia Design Model 3000 Craft Table 

This is a specialty mobile sewing table that features an intuitive butterfly design which makes it amenable for cutting and crafting fabrics. It has 6 caster wheels.

Its butterfly design is created primarily by the positioning of its stands, which are 2 vertical panels of equal size that are placed at the center of the table, and not at either end of the table which is the standard table design.

Between these vertical panels is a pull-out drawer positioned directly underneath the table, and below this drawer is an open storage space delimited at the bottom by a wooden base nailed to the stands. This gives the sewing table a stable stand, which doubles as a frameless casework that creates an open storage shelf.

Drawers can be fitted on either side of this casework, 4 drawers on one side, and 5 in the other side so as to form a 10-drawer sewing table. Even so, these drawers need to be purchased separately, and maximum drawer units that can purchased is 9.

Sylvia Design Model 3000 Craft Table 

This model is designed and made by the Canada-based company, Sylvia Sewing Cabinets; and marketed through its subsidiary, Sylvia Designs. Its model number is 3000.

This non-foldable wheeled model comes with a dropleaf attached at its back. It comes in six finishes; mahogany clove, teak, castle oak, brown pearwood, sunset cherry, and white oak with trim.

Unlike the Sylvia Design 1600 and other sewing tables reviewed above, the Sylvia Design 3000 does not come with a conspicuous machine mount, and neither does it have a lift. Nonetheless, the 3000 model features a dowel construction that allows for tight, strong joints.

Sylvia Design 3000 is shipped in a fully assembled state with the user just required to fit in the locking casters, which can be omitted if one does not want to wheel the unit.

Sylvia Design Model 3000 Craft Table 

This expansive profile of this model is 72.2inches long, 40inches wide, and 35inches tall, which makes it much bigger than a fully unfolded Sylvia Design 1600, as well as suits it for cutting and crafting large pieces of fabrics.

When the dropleaf is folded, the length of the model reduces to 16.25inches while other dimensions remain the same.

This model is made from high-quality wooden boards. Its tabletop features a durable, smooth melamine finish to create a smooth work surface.

This model comes with a lifetime warranty.

Pros of the Sylvia Design 3000
  • Stable, 72-inch long standalone table when the dropleaf is unfolded.
  • Has a full-extension drawer.
  • Table rests on 6 caster which make it fully mobile.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Compact profile provides a workspace area that averages 650sq.in, while the expansive profile expands this area by a factor of 4.44 to 2888 sq.in.
  • Supported by a lifetime warranty.
The Cons
  • Requires spacious workspace which makes it unsuitable for user with limited working space in their craft rooms.
  • Lacks a dedicated machine mount for mounting a sewing machine.

Bottom-line

Sylvia Design 3000 is a specialty mobile sewing table that features an intuitive butterfly design which makes it amenable for cutting and crafting fabrics.

It has 6 caster wheels, and center positioned vertical stands with a drawer unit placed between them, and a bottom wooden base creating a casework limited superiorly by the drawer and sideways by 2 panels.

9 additional drawers can be fitted to this casework to create a 10-drawer model. Moreover, this model features a dowel design and comes in six color schemes.

It also has a large dropleaf that expands the work area to 2888sq.in which makes this model the best sewing table for crafting and cutting in this review.


Top 5 Best Sewing Cabinets

If you run a sewing business, or are looking to take your craft to the next level a dedicated sewing cabinet / workstation is highly recommended.

These will provide storage for all your sewing needs, while giving you ample space to work. The following cabinets are what we believe to the highest quality options available today.

1. Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT Aussie Sewing Cabinet (Best Premium Pick)

Kangaroo Kabinets Aussie Studio WHITE Sewing Cabinets with Air Lift

This is a premium, high-quality and heavy-duty contemporary standalone sewing cabinet that features intuitive cabinetry, a foldable quilt leaf, multiple storage spaces, and a high-powered airlift. It also comes with a detachable proprietary drawer unit dubbed the Dingo treasure chest which holds 9 pull-out drawers that glide on extension bars.

This treasure chest is a face-frame cabinet that comes with two doors hinged on the sidewalls that close to hide the drawers, and allow the cabinet to achieve a locked cabinet appearance whose tabletop can be used to cutting and crafting fabric.

The sewing cabinet has a rolling, drawn out caddy that holds 2 drawer units and a large open shelf. This caddy also comes with a machine mount at its top, which allows the user to have 2 sewing machines installed on the sewing cabinet.

Kangaroo Kabinets Aussie Studio WHITE Sewing Cabinets with Air Lift

This complexed sewing cabinet is designed and made by the Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Arrow Companies, LLC; through its subsidiary Arrow Cabinets, as part of its Aussie Studio series of wheeled sewing cabinets.

Its SKU code is KANGAROO-AS-WHT, with the AS-WHT suffix standing for Aussie-Studio that has a white finish. As expected, the color scheme of this specific model is white. This model comes in two color schemes; the white version (AS-WHT) and the teak version whose SKU code is AS-TEAK.

This studio sewing cabinet is designed to provide an all-in-one project space in two modes; compact mode, and the expansive mode (with the cabinet doors hinged open and the caddy fully extended).

Kangaroo Kabinets Aussie Studio WHITE Sewing Cabinets with Air Lift

In fact, the expansive mode boasts of 31.5 square-feet of sewing space. The sewing cabinet rests on casters, including its caddy unit and hinged doors (each door rolls open on a wheel).

The Dingo treasure chest also rests on 4 caster wheels, and has a dropleaf attached to the back of its tabletop. Likewise, the two hinged doors on the side walls of the sewing cabinet which when closed allow it to become a locked cabinet, also provide additional storage spaces when they are flung open.

Specifically, the right hinged door features 4 rows of open shelves – 3 shelves of equal size fitted above the large bottom shelf.

With the doors flung open, the dropleaf attached on either side of the cabinet tabletop can be unfolded to rest on top of the doors, and in the process increase the length (and size) of the sewing surface. Likewise, the caddy unit can be detached from the cabinet to reveal an open shelf under the sewing surface.

The sewing cabinet has four vertical stands – 2 vertical panels of equal size on either side, and 2 smaller panels just underneath the machine mount.

These smaller panels are spaced a few inches apart to create a storage column which is partitioned into two storage spaces (usually for holding design files and books) by a horizontal plank.

Kangaroo Kabinets Aussie Studio WHITE Sewing Cabinets with Air Lift

There is also a backwall. There is a bottom panel (a planked base) nailed to the underside of the 4 vertical panels.

The tabletop of the sewing cabinet, caddy, and Dingo treasure chest features a durable, smooth finish with melamine bandings fitted on the table edges to minimize chipping. The cabinet design allows for center needle sewing as the sewist can sit comfortable directly in front of the sewing machine.

This model is shipped in a disassembled state in 5 separate boxes, alongside the assembly guide and user manual. Also provided is a toll-free helpline that one can phone for assistance. Also provided is a kangaroo cutting mat whose grid calibrations features yard and angle scales.

The fully-assembled compact cabinet measures 49.75inches in length and its width is only 22 inches, while the cabinet height is 30inches.

Kangaroo Kabinets Aussie Studio WHITE Sewing Cabinets with Air Lift

When the quilt leaf of the cabinet is opened alongside the 2 dropleaves, the table length increases to 99.5inches, while the width increases to 45.5inches; and if the caddy unit is fully extended, then it adds 34.5inches of space to the left section of the sewing cabinet.

The caddy on its own is 34.5inches long, 15inches wide, and 27.5inches tall with its height allowing it to be tucked into the left compartment of the cabinet.

The Dingo drawer unit is 20inches long, 15.5inches wide, and 22inches tall. The four top drawers in the left compartment are 3.5inches tall, while the bottom drawer is 7.25inches tall.

On the right compartment, the three top drawers are also 3.5inches tall, while the bottom drawer is 12.5inches tall. The larger of the two bottom drawers can even hold a sewing machine.

The machine mount on the sewing cabinet is 24inches long and 13inches wide; and it can hold a sewing machine whose dimensions does not exceed a length of 23.5inches, a width of 12.5inches, and an overall height of 14.5inches.

The air lift can position the sewing machine on the cabinet in one of three levels; flatbed, stowage, and free-arm positions.

This model is constructed from MDF boards with a melamine finish; and comes with a 5-year warranty covered under the Kangaroo Kabinets Warranty scheme.

Pros of the Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT Aussie
  • Fully-stable, 50-inch long sewing cabinet with a drop leaf attached to either side.
  • Comes with a detachable caddy unit.
  • Comes with a Dingo drawer unit that holds 9 pull-out drawers.
  • Provides 31.5 square-feet of sewing space in its fully expansive mode.
  • Allows for center needle sewing.
  • Sewing cabinet, caddy, and Dingo drawer unit rests on casters which allows for full mobility of the entire Aussie Studio.
  • Has a full-extension drawer.
  • Its detachable drawer unit converts it into a contemporary sewing cabinet.
  • Cabinet has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface.
  • Open shelves in the right door of the cabinet expands its storage space.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine mount to one of three available options.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Supported by a 5 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Quite expensive.
  • Requires spacious workspace to fit both the cabinet and the Dingo drawer unit.

Bottom-line

Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT Aussie is a premium, high-quality and heavy-duty contemporary standalone sewing cabinet that features intuitive cabinetry, a foldable quilt leaf, multiple storage spaces, and a high-powered airlift.

It also comes with a detachable proprietary drawer unit dubbed the Dingo treasure chest which holds 9 pull-out drawers that glide on extension bars.

The entire studio rests on casters which allows for full mobility. This model provides 31.5 square-feet of sewing space in its fully expansive mode, and when this is related to its price-to-performance ratio, then the Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT is the best premium sewing cabinet in this review.


2. Fashion 5400 Ultimate Sewing Cabinet

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 5400 Ultimate Sew & Serge Credenza 

This is a well-designed, high-quality and mobile contemporary standalone sewing cabinet that features intuitive cabinetry, a Serger table, Serger pullout shelf, accessory door bins, auto-leaf support, and a high-powered electric lift.

A foldable quilt table is attached to the left edge of the tabletop, while on the right-side is attached a smaller dropleaf that rests atop an opened right door.

Below the notion tray – which is positioned to the right of the machine mount – is the cabinetry hardware which is made up of a face-frame casework that holds 2 drawer units in the top half, while the bottom half is composed of an open shelf that can fit a sewing machine.

Even so, if one needs to fit a larger machine, then the bottom pullout drawer can be removed to create open shelf space. This cabinet is designed and manufactured by the American company, Fashion Sewing Cabinets as part of its Ultimate Serge Credenza series of sewing cabinets. Its model number is 5400. It comes in three color schemes; rustic-maple, swiss chocolate, and white.

This wheeled model is designed to provide an all-in-one project space in two modes; compact mode, and the expansive. It has u-casters and the doors, dropleaf, and quilt table are hinged to be cabinet using piano hinges.

Fashion Sewing Cabinets Model 5400 Ultimate Sew & Serge Credenza 

The two hinged doors on the side walls of the sewing cabinet can be locked to conceal the sewing gear, and if the quilt table and drop leaf are also folded, then the sewing cabinet becomes a minimal design, compact cabinet. Its right cabinet can be fitted with the accessory door bins so as to expand the storage space.

This sewing cabinet has three vertical stands – 2 vertical panels of equal size on either side, and an off-center vertical panel that connects to the right wall through a bottom panel to create a storage space that is compartmented into an open shelf and the 2 drawers which glide on extension bars. The tabletop of the sewing features a durable, smooth finish.

This model is shipped in a partially-assembled state and it does not have a skirt structure. The shipping weight averages 181 pounds. It is shipped alongside the assembly guide and user manual. Also provided is a toll-free helpline.

The fully-assembled compact (fully-closed) cabinet measures 45inches in length and its width is 19.75 inches, while the cabinet height is 30.25inches. When the quilt leaf of the cabinet is opened alongside the right dropleaf, the table length increases to 90inches.

The machine mount is 27inches long and 13inches wide. The lift of this machine mount can hold a sewing machine whose weight does not exceed 75pounds.

Its electronic lift has an auto-stop feature which allows the user position the machine in one of three positions: stowage, free-arm, and flatbed positions.

This model is made of high-quality wooden board, and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Pros of the Fashion 5400 Ultimate
  • Fully-stable, 45-inch long sewing cabinet with a drop leaf and Serger table.
  • Casework holds 2 drawers and an open shelf.
  • Allows for center needle sewing.
  • Has U-casters which allows for full mobility of the entire Aussie Studio.
  • Has full-extension drawers.
  • Accessory storage bins in the left cabinet door expands the storage space.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine mount to one of three available options.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Supported by a 5 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Quite expensive.
  • Requires a spacious workspace.

Bottom-line

Fashion 5400 Ultimate is a well-designed, high-quality and mobile contemporary standalone sewing cabinet that features intuitive cabinetry, a Serger table, Serger pullout shelf, accessory door bins, auto-leaf support, and a high-powered electric lift. It also comes with detachable drawers that glide on extension bars.

The entire studio rests on U-casters which allows for full mobility. The size of its work surface is expandable. Likewise, its electronic lift supports sewing machines that weigh up-to 75pounds, and can raise them to one of three available height options.


3. Arrow Auntie Retro-look Sewing Cabinet (Best Budget Option)

Arrow Auntie Retro-look Sewing Cabinet - Choose Your Finish 

This is a budget sewing cabinet that features a modified legacy design, and comes with an airlift and 2 dropleaves of unequal size, with the larger one attached to the left edge of the cabinet tabletop.

Construction-wise, this model looks like a standard executive office desk with a large false drawer on the left side, and an adjacent column formed of 4 smaller drawers.

The key modifications are the inclusion of the machine mount, attachment of dropleaves to the cabinet top, and installation of casters wheel to the base.

Its false drawer is designed to give it the executive look and feel of office desks, and this defines its retro-look quality. It uses the proprietary EZ-lift air mechanism to operate the machine mount elevator.

Arrow Auntie Retro-look Sewing Cabinet - Choose Your Finish 

This model is designed and made by the Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Arrow Companies, LLC; through its subsidiary Arrow Cabinets, as part of its Auntie series of mobile sewing cabinets.

Its SKU code is ARROW-98901. It comes in three color schemes; Auntie EM which features a white laminate finish, Auntie Oakley which features a traditional oak grain finish, and Auntie Black which has a contemporary black finish.

This minimal design model lacks a skirt structure and is made of high-quality wooden boards that have been treated to become waterproof and scratch-resistant.

Arrow Auntie Retro-look Sewing Cabinet - Choose Your Finish 

It is shipped in a partially-assembled state and it does not have a skirt structure. The shipping weight averages 181 pounds. It is shipped alongside the assembly guide and user manual. Also provided is a toll-free helpline.

Unlike the 2 sewing cabinets reviewed above, this Arrow Auntie model lacks cabinet doors and a foldable quilt table.

The fully-assembled cabinet is 32inches long, 19.75inches wide, and 31inches tall if the dropleaves are folded. When the dropleaves are unfolded, the length of the table surface increases from 32inches to 63.75inches.

Its machine mount is 19inches long and 13inches wide. Its airlift can lift the sewing machine through three levels; stowage, free-arm, and flatbed positions. This cabinet can only accommodate a sewing machine whose height does not exceed 13.2inches, while its length and width are less than 19inches and 13inches respectively.

This sewing cabinet comes with a 3-year warranty.

Pros of the Arrow Auntie Retro-look
  • 32-inch long foldable sewing table.
  • Affordable model.
  • Casework holds 4 drawers.
  • Allows for center needle sewing.
  • Has casters that make it fully mobile.
  • Has a full-extension drawer.
  • Lift allows height adjustment of the machine mount to flatbed, stowage, or free-arm positions.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Supported by a 3 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Has limited storage spaces as compared to Fashion 5400 Ultimate and Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT Aussie.
  • Not suitable for heavy-duty tasks.

Bottom-line

Arrow Auntie Retro-look is a budget sewing cabinet that features a modified legacy design, and comes with an EZ-supported airlift and 2 dropleaves. It also comes with 4 drawers that glide on extension bars, and a false drawer that gives it a retro-feel.

This cabinet rests on casters which allows for full mobility. The size of its work surface is expandable. Moreover, its electronic lift can raise a sewing machine to one of three available height options. These features along with its high performance-to-price ratio makes this model the best budget sewing cabinet in this review.


4. Kangaroo Kabinets K8205 Bandicoot

Kangaroo Kabinets - Bandicoot Cabinet

This is a budget-grade, high-quality and high-performance contemporary standalone sewing cabinet that features intuitive cabinetry, 2 dropleaves, multiple storage spaces, and a high-powered pneumatic lift that uses the EZ-Lift gas-type strut mechanism.

This model lacks drawers, and instead has a storage column -positioned at the extreme left – that has been partitioned into 2 narrow open shelves that can used to stores design files, manuals, and small pieces of sewing gear.

This frameless cabinet has two doors that are hinged on its sidewalls, and they can be locked to give this model a closed cabinet appearance. This sewing cabinet is designed and made by the Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Arrow Companies, LLC; through its subsidiary Arrow Cabinets. Its SKU code is KANGAROO-K8205. Its color scheme is teak.

Kangaroo Kabinets - Bandicoot Cabinet -

This sewing cabinet is designed to provide lots of project space in two modes; compact mode, and the expansive mode (with the cabinet doors hinged open). Each of its doors features 2 small horizontal panels that compartment the interior of the door into 2 opens shelves.

Therefore, the doors provide 4 open shelves. With the doors flung open, the dropleaf attached on either side of the cabinet tabletop can be unfolded to rest on top of the doors, and in the process increase the length (and size) of the sewing surface.

This model is shipped in a disassembled state in 3 separate boxes, alongside the assembly guide and user manual. Also provided is a toll-free helpline that one can phone for assistance.

The fully-assembled compact cabinet is 30.75inches long, 17inches wide, and 30inches tall. When the dropleaves are fully extended, the length increases to 61inches.

Kangaroo Kabinets - Bandicoot Cabinet -

The sewing cabinet rests on casters and its hinged doors lack a caster (as compared to Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT Aussie). It has three vertical stands. There is also a backwall and a planked base that is nailed to the underside of the vertical panels.

Its tabletop features a durable, smooth finish with melamine bandings fitted on the table edges to minimize chipping.

The cabinet design allows for center needle sewing as the sewist can sit comfortable directly in front of the sewing machine. Its air lift can position a 45-pound sewing machine on the cabinet in one of two levels; flatbed, or free-arm positions.

This model is constructed from MDF boards; and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Kangaroo Kabinets - Bandicoot Cabinet -

Pros of Kangaroo Kabinets K8205 Bandicoot
  • Fully-stable, 30-inch long sewing cabinet with 2 dropleaves.
  • Has 6 open shelves, 2 in the casework, and 4 attached to the cabinet doors.
  • Allows for center needle sewing.
  • Sewing cabinet rests on casters which allows for full mobility.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine mount.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Supported by a 5 years warranty.
The Cons
  • Has limited storage spaces as compared to Fashion 5400 Ultimate and Kangaroo Kabinets AS-WHT Aussie.
  • Not suitable for heavy-duty tasks.

Bottom-line

Kangaroo Kabinets K8205 Bandicoot is a budget-grade, high-quality and high-performance contemporary standalone sewing cabinet that features intuitive cabinetry, 2 dropleaves, multiple storage spaces, and a high-powered pneumatic lift that uses the EZ-Lift gas-type strut mechanism.

It has 6 opens shelves but lacks drawers. It allows for center needle sewing, and the whole unit rests on casters which allow for mobility.


5. Sylvia Design 810Q Sewing Cabinet

Sylvia Design Model 810Q Quilters Sewing Cabinet 

This is a specialty, high-quality sewing cabinet that features a large wheeled quilting extension unit that makes it suitable for quilting fabrics.

This extension unit is made up of a quilt table hinged on the left edge of the cabinet, folded vertical backwall attached to the left sidewall, and a single door hinged to the left sidewall of the cabinet. This door is lockable and if closed, the model achieves a compact cabinet appearance.

When the door is flung open, it provides support for the unfolded quilt table (whose front section rests on the door), while the folded backwall is extended to form a vertical backwall that supports the rear section of the quilt table.

This model has caster wheels, and the door has a single caster while the folding backwall 2 casters. There is also a quilt table hinged to the back-edge of the tabletop.

Sylvia Design Model 810Q Quilters Sewing Cabinet 

Even so, this model lacks drawers. there are also no shelves in the cabinet. This model is designed and made by the Canada-based company, Sylvia Sewing Cabinets; and marketed through its subsidiary, Sylvia Designs. Its model number is 810Q.

Its lack of drawers and shelves limits its use to only quilting and light sewing. This model comes in 5 finishes; teak, castle oak, brown pearwood, sunset cherry, and white oak with trim.

Unlike the Sylvia Design 3000, the 810Q model comes with machine mount that is lifted up and down by a pneumatic lift. 810Q also features a dowel construction that allows for tight, strong joints This model features a dowel construction that allows for tight, strong joints; and pre-drilling of hinge holes for attachment of a dropleaf.

This specialty model is shipped in a fully assembled state with the user just required to fit in the locking casters. Its closed profile is 34inches long, 21.75inches wide, and 30inches tall.

When its dropleaf and quilt table are fully unfolded, the dimensions of the work surface increases to 64inches by 40inches which is large enough for quilting.

Sylvia Design Model 810Q Quilters Sewing Cabinet 

Its machine mount is 26inches long and 12.5inches wide. It uses a Rudersburg lift whose auto-stop feature allows the user position the machine in either stowage or flatbed positions.

This model is made from high-quality wooden boards. Its tabletop features a durable, smooth melamine finish to create a smooth work surface.

This model comes with a lifetime warranty.

Pros of the Sylvia Design 810Q
  • Stable, 34-inch long standalone table.
  • Cabinet rests on casters which make it fully mobile.
  • Has a foldable quilt table that expands the size of its work surface.
  • Features a hydraulic lift.
  • Lift allows for height adjustment of the machine.
  • Features a durable, scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean work surface.
  • Durable construction.
  • Supported by a lifetime warranty.
The Cons
  • Lacks drawers and shelves.

Bottom-line

Sylvia Design 810Q is a specialty, high-quality sewing cabinet that features a large wheeled quilting extension unit that makes it suitable for quilting fabrics. There is also foldable quilt table and a Rudersburg lift. It features a dowel design and comes in six color schemes. It is constructed using high-quality wooden.


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