What to do with an old sewing machine that is too far gone to economically restore as a sewing machine? Well, when I came across this beat-up old Singer sewing machine in the garage attic, I immediately thought what a great little table it would make. The decorative iron base was still in good condition and I quickly determined that it would be pretty easy to remove the old wooden top and replace it with a new one of my choosing. The wooden components of the old Singer treadle sewing machine were in sorry condition. The pull-out drawer in the front was sagging down on one side and the right side of the work surface had obvious water damage. Clearly the damaged right side of the cabinet was beyond repair.
Vintage Sewing Machine Table Makeover without Refinishing/Painting
August 11, I went through a dry spell,not getting any sewing machines, then recently found myself with 3 of them. The first one I transformed into a makeup table vanity. This was a freebie from a neighbor.
It's rare to find a vintage sewing table that is complete, unless it's been passed down to a family member that has taken care of it. We always seem to find the metal stands but bases with the original wooden top are harder to come by. Although the sewing machine was long gone, I could only imagine the wondrous things that were stitched together at this very table! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?