As I now have his room for most of the year I decided to purchase a Horn sewing cabinet so that I am able to tidy everything away neatly when I have finished sewing.
My sewing table was a rickety, very old small square table and the legs kept having to be fixed back on. I also had to keep swapping my chair from one side to the other whenever I wanted to change from overlocker to machine and back again.
It was he who suggested the table had to go and be replaced with something "proper"
Well, there was not much thought went into ordering this beauty.Yes they are not cheap but just look how elegant and beautiful it looks.Of course I needed the chair as well!
This is the beautiful Horn Nova sewing cabinet Horn Nova from Jaycotts.co.uk
It actually takes up a lot less space than my old sewing table .
When choosing your cabinet think about what you will use it for and which room it will be used in.Mine is in a specific space, but you may have to keep yours in the living room so the great news is they come in various finishes.I chose Light Oak.
The cabinet folds away neatly when not in use so it will not look out of place in any room.
It was important to me that the cabinet I chose had space for my overlocker, and that was another reason for purchasing a hobby chair too. I do not need to change position to switch from sewing machine to overlocker, I just swivel my chair! If you do not own an overlocker at the moment you may do in the future so I would choose the largest size I could afford. The extra space is useful for working on too.
There is a lot of storage space in the doors, and more on the top where you can easily store your extra machine feet, bobbins and so on.
You will notice that there is a shelf to store your overlocker on and a deep drawer underneath. I am storing my overlocker thread and accessories n the drawer but you could easily use it to store patterns or work in progress instead.
All Horn furniture comes assembled but they do come and fit your machine into the cabinet so when you order yours you need to specify which machine you use.
There is an easy glide action so that your machine pushes away when you have finished using it and glides effortlessly into place when you want to use it.There are two sewing positions ; flat bed and free arm.You can see in the photograph above that the machine has been pushed down nto the cabinet for storage.
My sewing machine is the amazing Bernina 350PE Bernina 350PE I absolutely love it.It is a sturdy no-fuss machine which gets the job done in double quick time.It has a large selection of stitches to choose from including a large selection of embroidery stitches and utility stitches.It is dependable, and to be honest I think it is an awesome machine , I really love using it. If this is not what you fancy then do telephone Jaycotts and have a chat with them and they will help you to choose a machine t suit your needs and your budget.All the contact information is here Contact jaycotts.co.uk
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I am thoroughly delighted with my Horn sewing cabinet, there are lots to choose from so do take a look Horn Sewing cabinets Nothing else quite comes up to the high standard of finish, the cabinet is beautifully made. It is sheer pleasure to go into my sewing room an in a minute or so have everything in place ready for use. Just as good is the fact that everything folds away tidily and quickly after use.
I just wish that I could train myself to throw loose bits of thread into the bin instead of onto the floor!
storage in the door recess
When you have finished sewing your sewing machine pushes down into the space behind the door and your overlocker sits nicely on its own shelf.
This insert can be ordered by contacting Jaycotts on the link below
The Horn cabinet range is amazing, and so versatile. I love them too because they come in lots of different finishes to match your existing furniture.
Do take a look at the fabulous selection of goodies on the jaycotts web site.jaycotts.co.uk and while you are there look at their special offers and look at the blog. It is easy to sign up for the news letter too so that you are the first to hear about special offers and competitions.
My thanks go to the team at Jaycotts for their outstanding service to me over the past 20 years and more.
Please also read this blog post My review of the brother Innov-is NV 800E as it shows more options and accessories available from Jaycotts