Arrow 98601 Gidget Folding Sewing Machine and Craft Table

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Sewing tables do not need to be huge, bulky, or complicated. If you have very limited space, finding the right sewing tables might be a bit difficult. It is certainly not impossible.

One such simple sewing table is the Arrow 96801 Gidget, which is functional in its simplicity. It offers you the ability to complete your projects without difficulty, while at the same time allows you to fold it up and put it out of the way. That is right; the Gidget can be folded up and put away in a closet, only to be taken out when you need it again.

Another plus point to this sewing table is the fact that there is no set up necessary; once it is shipped to you in its 35 lb box, it is ready to be unfolded and used. The Gidget has a tough surface made of melamine that allows you year after year of creating projects.

The Gidget can accommodate machines that are 17-1/2 inches wide x 7-3/8 inches deep. It comes with an adjustable platform that allows you to set your machine at any height you need. It also allows you to put the platform flush against the table so you can use it as a normal table for any other purpose.

Finding the space to sew is no longer an issue with the compact Gidget sewing table, which is only 40 inches wide x 19-3/4 deep x 28-1/2 high. The Gidget comes in a clean white color that fits pretty much fits the decor of any room.

Although the Gidget lacks storage for your notions, its portability and small frame more than makes up for it.

Arrow offers this table with a 3 year warranty for manufacturing defects as well as a 15-day warranty against damage during shipping.

The Arrow 96801 Gidget - An Awesome Sewing Table!


  • Sturdy table offers freearm and flatbed sewing with an adjustable platform. However, this table is for more then just sewing!
  • Can be used for scrap-booking, puzzles, beading, and even as an extra table during the holidays.
  • The steel locking legs offer a sturdy base, but fold up neatly for easy storage.
  • Features a long-lasting, mar-resistant melamine surface.
  • The platform you set your sewing machine on is adjustable for different heights of machines and locks tight to create a flat tabletop surface for your other craft projects.


  • Accommodate machines up to 17-1/2" wide x 7-3/8" deep.
  • Arrives fully assembled in 1 box weighing 35lbs.
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 40" wide x 19-3/4" deep x 28-1/2" high
  • Color: Clean White

Manufacturer’s Warranty

The manufacturer Arrow’s warranty is three years from the date of shipment from Arrow’s facility that covers manufacturer’s defects and a 15-day warranty for any shipping damages.

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16 Reviews

  • 5
    Arrow 98601 Gidget Folding Sewing Machine and Craft Table

    Posted by Dana on 6th Sep 2021

    Works Great...Good Quality!

  • 4
    Sewing table

    Posted by Donna Nix on 15th Apr 2021

    Love the table it would be better if I could adjust height and wider

  • 5
    Great table for quilting

    Posted by Bernie on 6th Jan 2013

    Great table. Very similar design to the one I had 40 years ago and sold in a garage sale when I stopped sewing. Now that I am quilting I needed a sewing machine table with a recessed machine platform. I have a small sewing space so the size is just perfect. Was shipped out in a timely manner, but shipping was FedEx, and they are not the most customer friendly customer in our area. SewVac Direct, however performed admirably!

  • 4
    Nice for the price

    Posted by Jessi on 12th Jan 2012

    This table fits my needs very well. The machine (Bernina 430) fits on the drop table nicely and the extension table that comes with my machine covers the gaps well (this does cause a bit of a bump up, but not so much that it doesn't function as a level surface.) The table sets up easily out of the box. The chain was too long for the machine to be level when the table was dropped, so we had to remove 2 links, and tighten the screw, but it was easily adjusted. It is a lightweight table, with only two legs, so it does wobble a bit while sewing, but it does not vibrate at high speeds. Actually, I experience the most wobbling at lower speeds, when the machine is getting started, and for me, wobbling is not an annoyance like vibrating is. Vibrating causes the machine to bounce, making it difficult to use, this just makes you think "hmm, the table is wobbling". The table is small, so for free motion quilting I use an outfeed table behind it. As I said, it is lightweight, so it is easy for me to move it around my sewing room depending on whether or not I need to place it in front of another table (after removing the machine. I don't think it is recommended to move it with the machine in place, and my machine probably weighs more than the table, so I couldn't lift them both!) It took a teeny bit of practice, because you have to do it blindly, but I can change my vertical bobbin case without moving the machine, through the open space for the drop table. My free hand system (knee lifter) can also be used with this table. I can't think of any negatives for the price point, but in addition to the wobbling, some people might be disappointed that you can't (shouldn't?) lift/drop the drop table while the machine is still in place. I am very happy with my decision to purchase it. And even more- THRILLED with the super fast, and free, shipping sewvacdirect provided.

  • 3

    Posted by Rebecca on 12th Jan 2012

    I like my table. The height is perfect. I am trying to figure out how to make it shake a little less. Maybe add some support at mid back with a table leg from the hardware store.

  • 5

    Posted by Carol Silver on 12th Jan 2012

    Description of product and shipping right on the mark.

  • 5
    Small Bsnss owner

    Posted by Joyce on 12th Jan 2012

    I bought the Arrow 98601 Fully Assembled Folding Sewing Table and love just about everything about it. It is sturdy, my machine does not make the table shake no mater how fast I run the machine or what stitch I use. And I love sewing on a flat surface. The table was very easy to set up and came shipped quickly. A great value for the price. I work from home and sew almost all day long, this little table is able to stand up to a lot of abuse!

  • 5

    Posted by Lois Barber on 12th Jan 2012

    I Love this table. I can take my sewing to any room. Great size. Anyone looking for a sewing table this is it. Thanks for being the best...

  • 4

    Posted by Doug Jewett on 12th Jan 2012

    Service from the company was excellent. The table had to be modified (cut) in order for a Viking machine to fit, however. Once that was completed, the table provides a stable, user-friendly platform for working.