Day 7 of our 12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas with Janome: Arrow/ Kangaroo Sewing Furniture

How many times in the last year have you said to yourself “I need a bigger sewing room!” Think of all the hours you’ve spent riffling through drawers, boxes and bags of supplies looking for just the right tool/ notion/ fabric, whatever.

Instead of reaching for the sledgehammer, how about picking up some fabulous new sewing furniture to make BETTER USE of your existing space!? Though you may resist the initial expense and think you’ll “make-do” with second-hand cast-offs, you will recoup the investment by being more productive; spending more times sewing and creating and less time being frustrated looking for things. Time is money, and being more organized and being more comfortable while you’re sewing is money well spent and is an excellent return on your investment! You’re worth it!

Look at the fabulous, space-saving and multi-functional Arrow/ Kangaroo Dingo cutting table. This could be a useful side table, tucked up against the wall.

But, open the doors and unfold the top leaf, and look at ALL the storage space available! I use this cutting table at the Janome Sewing and Learning Centre to organize my cutting tools and scraps. I save everything, and it’s possible to do so, so long as you have the functional room to do it! No more routing through drawers to find anything! Everything is neatly organized and with-in easy reach.

Another cutting table option is the Arrow/ Kangaroo 3041 Adjustable Cutting Table, which has leaves on each side, two storage shelves and adjustable legs to position at just the right height. There’s also a cutting mat available to go on top.

With the leaves folded down, unlock the wheels and easily slide the Arrow/ Kangaroo 3041 Adjustable Cutting Table up against the wall, or behind the sofa to use a console table in the living room. No one has to know it’s secret identity, lol!

Arrow/ Kangaroo also has a number of super-useful, ergonomically designed sewing cabinets, which can also do double-duty, in a pinch. The Arrow/ Kangaroo Wallaby 11 cabinet can house a sewing machine, which can recess into the table, or, I use it to house the fabulous Janome Memory Craft 550E. Look at all those wooden pegs to neatly store all your embroidery or sewing thread!

The Arrow/ Kangaroo Wallaby 11 has many fold out leaves, so there’s plenty of space for any project! This is essential for free-motion quilting on a sewing machine, or with AcuFil Quilting on the embroidery machine, so you don’t get any drag from the quilt falling off the table.

The Arrow/ Kangaroo MOD 2061 sewing cabinet pictured below has an electronic lift and fold-up leaf extension at the back. Check out the “Offers and Promotions” tab on the Janome.CA website for more details. There are clear acrylic inserts available for many machines, not just the fabulous Janome Continental M7.

Add the 5 drawer 2041 storage cabinet to the side for even more workspace for your projects, and more organization with the shallow drawers. As soon as I saw these come into our warehouse, I wheeled a set right into my classroom as my primary sewing/ teaching station. I love them!

No more wasting time digging through to find things; all your fabulous Janome optional presser feet can be laid out – in alphabetical order – so they’re within easy reach. The quicker and easier it is to find something, the more likely we’re actually going to use it!

In order to be more productive, you have to be comfortable, and the single-most important piece of sewing furniture – next to your machine itself – is your sewing chair. Trust me, do yourself a huge favour and treat yourself to a fabulous new Arrow Chair. You will be astounded at the difference it makes in your stamina, and in the quality of your sewing.

Arrow Hydraulic Chair with Janome Fabric #H9013J

AND! like all Arrow/ Kangaroo products, your Arrow Chair is multi-functional by offering additional, secret storage. A great place to keep some chocolates, or candy when you need a little extra energy while you’re working, but they’re tucked away from the kids! Or, how about a space to store some Janome Goodies, like your extra hoops for your fabulous Janome embroidery machine!?!

Arrow/ Kangaroo products are very securely and thoroughly packaged, as well. Pictured below is one of the Arrow Chairs with wooden legs and the cute scallop detail. Click on the link HERE for video with tips on assembling your Arrow Chairs with the hydraulic lift, and the link HERE for a video on tips for assembling your Arrow Chair with wooden legs.

Be sure to check with your Janome or Elna dealer for all the options available to you from Arrow/ Kangaroo Cabinets. You will be SEW glad you did!

Happy Sewing!

About janomeman

As Janome Canada's National Consumer Education Manager, I'm SEW excited to share my love of sewing, quilting and all things creative with everyone at our fabulous new Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON. Have an idea for a class, or to be put onto our mailing list, E-mail me at
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