IKEA Serger Table

Grainline Studio | IKEA Serger Table

Kind of an odd post for me today, how to hack this MICKE IKEA desk into a table fit for your messy serger. I’ve had a non-ideal serger table for a few years now and with the addition of my coverstitch machine it became completely non-functional. Enter this MICKE desk. Nothing groundbreaking here but if you put the desktop on backwards you end up with the little cord hole in the front corner which is great for…

Grainline Studio | IKEA Serger Table

Grainline Studio | IKEA Serger Table

Sweeping the serger scraps into! I just put a little tray inside the drawer aligned with the hole and sweep my scraps away during my project. When I’m done with whatever I’m sewing I can just dump the little tray into the garbage and I no longer have serger stuff all over my table and floor. Some of ¬†you may be lucky enough to have a serger with a little scrap trap on it but if you don’t this is a nice alternative.

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30 Responses to IKEA Serger Table

  1. Kelly says:

    This is brilliant!!

  2. What a great idea! Did you have to swap around the drawer too during the assembly process?

  3. Amy says:

    Cool idea, Jen! I love Ikea hack ideas…

  4. Laura says:

    Simply ingenious, ingeniously simple :)

  5. Andrea says:

    This, is brilliant! I’m about to lose my sewing machine/serger desk so your post could not have come at a better time.

  6. LLADYBIRD says:

    So simple, yet so genius. This seriously blew my mind, ha!

  7. Anne says:

    Nothing short of brilliant! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your post:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/idea-file-ikea-serger-table-hack/2014/01/06/
    –Anne

  8. Helen says:

    Excellent idea!!! I have one those fabric clip-on to serger feet waste bags but it stills looks messy!

  9. Amy says:

    I second Lauren’s comment. Simple ideas like this are always the best.

  10. emily marie says:

    Yeahhhh girl, you must be churning out more tees than ever with that new coverstitcher! It makes such a huge difference, huh? Total smart move with the cord hole; I always thought those things were annoying but you turned it around & now I wish my sewing table had one!

  11. misscrayolacreepy says:

    Really clever!!!

  12. Gina says:

    This is brilliant! I don’t have a serger scrap bin and I don’t want one, because I would need to position my serger at the very edge of a table to use the ones they make for my serger, and that would make it awkward for me to operate it. This idea is perfect!

  13. Rochelle New says:

    Woman you’re a genius!! Awesome idea.

  14. Vicki Kate says:

    Brilliant! Simple! Genius! I may take a hole saw to my table…

  15. MadeByMeg says:

    Lol omg this is brilliant! Way to go!

  16. lisa g says:

    haha that is genius!

  17. Genius. Also, how are you loving the bernina coverstitch? I am torn between investing in a dual coverstitch overlock or just a coverstitch.

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  19. Virginia says:

    Sounds like a great idea! I’ve just started with my first overlocker and I’m just now finding out how much mess they make! (I’m going to use it as stuffing, but still.)

  20. Doozy says:

    Ooooh that’s a genius call I’m always just sweeping my scraps onto the floor and then sweping them up when I’m done!

  21. Brilliant! I’m buying one! Oh and in addition to Cirque Du Bebe are you happy with the Bernina cover stitch machine?

  22. LLBB says:

    Nice!!! Who has some ideas for a taller than average table for cutting?? :)

  23. sallie says:

    you clever minx, you.

    I seriously need to step up my sewing room furniture game. It’s dismal. Depressing even. No bueno.

  24. BeckyW says:

    Great idea!!

  25. jemellia says:

    I have my serger on this desk and NEVER thought of turning it around, duh! Thanks.

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  27. Terhi says:

    Great idea!! Until now, I’ve only stuck one side of a plastic bag under my serger. Of course this means having to have the serger just at the edge of the table…. I will be thinking about updating my sewing room :)

  28. Claudia says:

    Excellent hack – and not too technical (except for the part about figuring out the Ikea instructions- hah). I’ll be reconfiguring my sewing space come spring, and it’ll be nice to have a better table for my serger (which happens to be the Bernina one in the photo – must be fate).

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