DIY Sewing Room Cutting Table

An easy DIY sewing room cutting table using Closetmaid organizers to fit standard size cutting mats.
DIY Sewing Room Cutting TableDIY Sewing Room Cutting Table

An easy DIY sewing room cutting table using Closetmaid organizers to fit standard size cutting mats.

Cutting Table Base

Make the padded tabletop

You can iron on it, and you can pin into it. Get a cutting board, and you can rotary cut on it. Tutorial shown in mini-form on my cutting board. How very meta.
  1. SuppliesSupplies: a melamine board cut to fit your organizers. Home Depot will cut to size for you. Two twin bags of 100% cotton batting, a roll of duct tape, a staple gun with 1/2" staples, hammer, pliers, and scissors.
  2. Step 1Purchase 2-3 yards of 45" wide (minimum) 100% cotton fabric. Use any weight you want - even canvas duck. Just make sure it isn't a blend with polyester in it. Stay with all natural fabric. Place the fabric face down on the floor.
  3. Step 2Place the two layers of batting on top of the fabric.
  4. Step 3Place the melamine board on top of the batting.
  5. Step 4Starting at center, staple the fabric and batting to the board.
  6. Step 5Use a hammer to set it any staples.
  7. Step 6Pull up the fabric slack at center on the other long end. Of course, you'll be using two hands. Make sure you do bring up the board an inch or two off the floor.
  8. Step 7Staple at center.
  9. Step 8Pull up the slack on the next section.
  10. Step 9Staple.
  11. Step 10Take up slack side on the opposite side of center.
  12. Step 11Staple. Continue the same procedure until complete.
  13. Step 12Repeat the same procedure on one of the short ends. Always start at center.
  14. Step 14Repeat on the last side.
  15. Step 15Cut off excess batting at an angle. Leave enough batting on the corner (a little over an inch) to pad the edge, then cut at an angle so the scissor tip touches the board.
  16. Step 16After cutting.
  17. Step 17Bring in the sides.
  18. Step 18Staple. You can get fancy and miter the corners, but I like making things easy.
  19. Step 19Do the same for the other three corners. Add more staples here and there, if desired.
  20. Step 20Duct tape time!
  21. Step 21Cut off excess fabric. Cover all the staples, and raw edges of fabric, with tape.
  22. Step 22Your new padded tabletop!
  23. Step 23Place the padded tabletop on top of the base for a completed sewing room cutting table. Don't forget to buy fabric bins in your favorite color.