Space Efficient Sewing Cabinet Transformed from A French Armoire!

French Armoire Sewing Cabinet
French armoire turned sewing cabinet!

A French armoire is a tall, freestanding cabinet used for storing clothes and other items. Armoires are typically made of wood, and often feature ornate carvings and detailing. In France, armoires were traditionally used in bedroom settings, as they were large enough to hold all of a person’s clothes.

Today, French armoires are still popular bedroom furniture pieces, but can also be used in other rooms of the home, such as the living room or office. And if you are about to get rid of yours, think again and upcycle them into something useful.

Regularly working on different sewing projects but don’t have a dedicated work area? Then your sewing machine and other materials might simply be on your dining table until you’re done with your project. Or any place they are not supposed to be for that matter.

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If you’re looking for ways to improve your sewing setup at home, why not consider transforming an old French armoire into a sewing cabinet? This is a great way to have your own dedicated sewing space that can be easily put away when not in use.

Plus, it adds a touch of charm and sophistication to your home sewing area!

French Armoire Sewing Cabinet

This french armoire turned into a sewing cabinet is definitely a clever storage solution for crafty people without a dedicated craft room. It’s a great way to make use of an otherwise unused piece of furniture, and it provides a convenient place to store all of your sewing materials.

This is a great option for people who don’t have a lot of space for a dedicated craft room, and it’s a great way to keep your sewing supplies organized and within easy reach.

When upcycling your French armoire, it is important to take into account the different sizes that these pieces of furniture come in. This will ensure that you are able to properly utilize the armoire in your home.

The first thing you need to do when upcycling your French armoire is to take accurate measurements of the piece. Once you have these measurements, you can begin to look for ways to incorporate the armoire into a sewing cabinet.

The sewing cabinet that you will be working on will need a craft table; for this, you can consider a fold-away sewing table. When picking out a fold-away sewing table, be sure to take measurements of your French armoire to ensure it will fit comfortably inside when not in used. This will give you the extra space you need to store your sewing materials and other supplies, as well as giving you a sturdy surface to work on.

Adding diagonal shelves to the doors of your French armoire is a great way to store threads and fabrics for your sewing projects. This will allow you to keep the fabrics you need close at hand, making it easy to access them when you need them. This is a great way to organize your sewing supplies and make sure that you have everything you need is within easy reach.

And of course, make a space for your sewing machine because this sewing cabinet will not be complete with it. Make sure to measure your sewing machine and allocate enough space for it in the cabinet. This will ensure that your sewing cabinet is both functional and stylish.

Is this the sewing cabinet idea you are looking for?

You’ll need these materials:

  • French Armoire
  • Birch Plywood
  • Piano Hinges
  • Drop Leaf Table Hardware
  • Hooks
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Saw
  • Cordless Drill

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Cottage Hill over here



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