Sewing in a small space for me means using this small collapsable ironing board. I find its ease of storage outweights the hassle of repositioning the piece being ironed plus it is very portable for the projects I have sewn on the go. The one major flaw of it was how inadequate the padding was when I purchased it which in turn developed into one of my must fun projects recovering it making use of stuff I had at home.
The best part was making my own matching bias tape using the Janome Rotary Even foot. I keep the metal bias tape maker in the same box...it was purchased seperately.
These handy gadgets I've had hanging around for a decade and I never actually took on a test drive but happily worked like a charm!
Here we see how I cut out my recent blouse project. My table is easy to pull out from the wall so I can stand anywhere I need to position myself for cutting...my little table on wheels is very handy for all kinds of uses: ironing board base, serger table, storage under the cutting table etc. All of which is rather quick to tuck back in and clean up when finished.