Sewing shouldn't hurt... but sometimes it does. And sadly, it's my fault. I have a sewing table, but it's not large enough to lay my whole pattern on it so, I bring my sewing mat over to the hardwood floor and lay out my pattern, alter it and then lay out my pattern on my fabric and cut. That's a lot of awkward kneeling and contortionist maneuvers to get the pattern right.
Last week when we were in New York we stopped in a CB2 and found, what I think, is the perfect solution. It's actually a dining table, but it is high enough that I could use it as a cutting table and could sew with my sewing machine on it. That said, I would have to sew standing up.
Would that help my back from hurting when I'm sewing? Possibly? It would mean that after sitting for 8+ hours at work, I can stand for a bit when I get home to sew? As it turns out, lots of people sew and stand. Like these gals, and these and some interesting conversation on BurdaStyle's blog comments too. Some say it gives you more control. What do you think? Do you sew standing up?