Despite having larger work area than most people in Sweden in a small apartment (at hobby level), I do not have room for anything. >_<; My work setup is scaled for doll sewing, it is ok! but for human size, it is awkard. I would love to have cutting table. I could theoretically fit in a foldable cutting table but then I have to sacrifice a work surface table for my non-machine-sewing works. (basically everything else)
If I had a table on wheels, and is height adjustable within 2-3 seconds (without too much straining) and "underpinnings" not taking too much as I store boxes under.. Then yeah. But cost matters too!
Alternatively I could sacrifice the ironing board (I have a normal 70s one, I dislike the metal based one I had!) and make removable ironing board to put on the surface. (also foldable because small width)
Small spaces are tricky for sure! Working on a doll scale must simplify a lot of space issues. You could perhaps do something like Denise with a table that doubles as an ironing board if you're frustrated with your current setup.
Such good and practical ideas but most of them ssume more space than a lot of people have available.
I'm among he luckier ones in that I have a sewing room. I'm a hobby costumer and share a large sewing room with my husband (also a hobby costumer) but he seldom gets to use his half of the room as it's always full of my overspilled sewing stuff...
I love the cutting table and ironing table ideas (although cutting on the floor has the advantage that it leaves the fabric nowhere to slide-off to...) but with the costume hanging, fabric storage, pattern cupboards, trim and other bits storage, the bookshelves, the pattern-cupboards and the worktop with the sewing-machines and overlocker there's not really space left for a cutting-table without taking up the circulation-space for moving the room.
The room seemed SO big when it was first built and we started moving in the sewing stuff too...
I guess we'll have to carry on with the disporganised old muddling along we've always done.