Custom Handmade Wood Cart for Sewing Classes
April 23, 2012
I have been teaching sewing lessons at a local school for the past few years. I enjoy every minute I spend teaching, but unfortunately the cleaning up is no fun at all.
Cleanup has always been a nightmare, since I don’t have my own classroom. Every week I would haul machines, irons, boards (both ironing and rotary), fabric, extension cords, scissors, rulers, etc, etc, etc to the classroom I was going to teach in. Lately, with a full class, it was taking me about 45 minutes to clean up each week. My husband was getting frustrated with me getting home so late, and so I asked him to build me a cart. I sketched up a design, and in a matter of just two days, this is what he created:
This handmade wood cart is perfect. It hold 4 machines on the bottom. The middle shelf is actually two shelves that stack on-top each other, and they hold all my fabric and other supplies. The top is for the irons –now I don’t have to wait for them to cool. And the side/bottom boxes hold the ironing boards and rotary boards. It’s perfect! No more hauling things back and forth. Now I just load this baby up, and roll it away. I’m so excited!
The best part is that the cart stacks (it’s made of 4 different boxes that come apart), so it’s really easy to get things in and out. And now that everything is perfectly organized, my students have no excuses when cleaning up –everything has a place!