Raise you hand if you have a ‘Sewing Room’ all to yourself.
Wait a minute, hold on here, and let me count them-1-2-3-4. Well you get picture; people with a dedicated sewing room are in lucky minority. Most people have to borrow a corner of Dining room table for their portable machine. Some use floor as a cutout surface. What are you going to do?
You’re going to get organized; because our Motto is: An organized Sewer is a happy sewer. See if you can use any of these ideas in your home.
Most pre-1960 sewing machine cabinets were built to hold a sewing machine and a few notions. Very few. Pull out machine and stick cabinet on porch with a pot of marigolds.
Now that your machine is portable, place it on an old lowboy style dresser instead. There's lots of drawers for notions and fabric, and if your lucky enough to have a longer style you could gain some cutting space. You trade off legroom, but hey you should be getting up and stretching your legs anyway.
If you have a corner, find an old Armoire at thrift store. Doesn’t have to be pretty, just big. Put a shelf in to hold your machine and drill a hole in back for a cord. Add a shelf on top for fabric, and some racks for notions on sides of leg area, and you have your own sewing room. Hang a sign on it that says keep out (to keep your husband away from your scissors).