I know that you might not want to spend any extra money for a sewing machine cabinet when you can use another table or stand that you already own; but to all of my fellow crafters, a sewing machine cabinet is a gift from the Gods.
These cabinets are tailored for anyone who is slightly interested in the craft of sewing. It will help you to keep all of your sewing equipment and accessories neatly organized allowing you to know exactly where things are for future projects.
Nowadays the manufacturers are making sewing cabinets into really attractive pieces of furniture to compliment the rest of your home.
The most important benefit is that these cabinets will do wonders for prolonging the life of your equipment. They all come in many different shapes and sizes.
It doesn't matter what kind of décor that you are using in your home, the chances of you finding a sewing cabinet to match is favorable.
Some people choose to store their sewing equipment on shelves or ordinary tables. Doing this increases the chance of your machine sustaining damage from being knocked over, or being subjected to excess dust and dirt.
Even though sewing equipment is reasonably priced nowadays that should not make you value them any less. You should be sure to cover your sewing machine and keep it in a safe place when you are not using the equipment.
This is what makes owning a dedicated sewing machine cabinet so valuable.
Having dust and dirt build up inside and around the mechanics of the motor or the bobbin region can cause several problems causing you to frequent a repair shop. Constantly taking your sewing equipment to a repair shop can become expensive.
A way to prevent this is to check the motor and bobbin area from time to time to make sure it isn't collecting too much dust. If the dust or dirt begins to build up, you can clean it with compressed air for electronics.
More importantly, you want to store your machine in a cabinet to significantly reduce the amount of dust it collects which can extend the life of your equipment.
If you don't decide to store your machine on a table or on top of a shelf, just be sure it is not in a place where it can get easily knocked to the ground.
Pets and children can sometime be the source of your machine getting knocked down because accidents do happen. Having a machine fall from the top of a shelf can destroy the toughest machines if it lands the wrong way.
As stated earlier, it is highly recommended that you store your equipment in a sewing cabinet that is designed specifically for that purpose.