Cardboard Cutting Tables are Back. Baraque Fold Away Cutting tables are now available in the U.S. through Donna Alongi, San Jose, CA. An amazing DIY fold down sewing table that doubles as a cute chalkboard! Baraque School of Sewing was started by Barbara Aquilina in 1997, to teach people how to sew.
The ideal cutting table is about three feet wide, four feet high and at least six feet long. The only problem with owning an ideal cutting table is it is so big that it simply won’t fit in most home sewing areas. The corrugated cardboard cutting table is not only lightweight, portable and easy to store, it is also economical. I purchased a folding cardboard cutting table from SewFit Products a year or so ago and have not used it for some time. The legs fit right into the grooves in the triangles – just open them up slightly and slide them in. PatternReview.com online classes help you sew better!
Also see this clever portable folding cardboard cutting table. My first cutting table was a Sew-fit one made out of cardboard. Its made out of 3 triangular pieces, and could hold a lot of weight. All the bags have been cut at one end and one side to fit around milk crates. Lightweight, durable, corrugated cardboard cutting surface features precise metric & standard measurements. Great for sewing, home dec and quilting projects.
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Opens out to lay on bed or table for cutting fabric or crafts. It does open out accordion style to about 60 inches. I was thinking of getting that large white cutting board (Superboard?) and laying it on the floor. I park my iPad on my cutting table (also known as my dining table) and watch Netflix while I’m cutting away. Rarely do I need to do any fitting and just sew up the garment. A number of companies make folding cutting boards, they are just large sheets of cardboard (like very big packing boxes) with a grid marked on it. In order to sew, I set up a decades-old card table in the middle of my floor, next to my bed. Cutting out involved a cardboard cutting mat on the floor (again, no table) or occasionally on my bed. The door is slightly too narrow and too long to fit the cardboard mat exactly, but it’s very close. You might try a fold-out cardboard cutting board, which can be purchased at most fabric stores for around 10. Cutting out is not my favourite part of the sewing process so I am really pleased to have found something that makes the job a bit easier. Sitting on my cutting table at the moment is the pair of jeans that I mentioned, in my last post, that I was making. Now, the table is always in up-mode and I keep on its’ top a fold-out cardboard cutting surface. I want to make beautiful garments, that fit me and look exactly how I want them to look.
That’s what sewing with an industrial machine can do for you. They can sew faster. Invest in a rotary cutter and a rotary mat to fit the table. Cut your pattern to the cutting line. Sew-Brite produces heavy-duty modular storage and cutting surface tables. Replace that bulky sewing desk and cardboard boxes with this mobile unit. Great as a chairside table with storage or anywhere that the 5-drawer unit won’t fit.