Now, I find that I'm taking the time to get my garments completed because everything is more at my level. I also have everything I need right at my finger tips. Check out the side shelves. I love it!
Because this does change the way you sew, here's a few things to consider before purchasing:
1. I now have to sew with one sandal on my left foot. As I press my pedal with my right foot I've noticed that my weight shifts all to that left foot. After half an hour of sewing I noticed my left foot is tired, so adding the sandal to bear the weight. It looks odd, but it helps a ton.
2. If you are sewing really heavy garments, you will need to place a stool near you to hold the weight of the garment. Not having as wide of a surface area means that I have little space to hold my sewing projects to the left of the machine as I stitch. This isn't a problem most of the time, but if I'm sewing something heavy - like a wool blanket, like I did this weekend - it's handy to have something for support.
3. The table is great for sewing, cutting and collaborating. I often like to have friends sew with me, so I have two stools for us to chat in between sewing.
I have heard that sewing standing up hurts some people's backs. Perhaps because I'm so tall it's ideal? What are your favorite, or least favorite, things about sewing standing up?