I like the half booth, half chairs kitchen table they have here. It saves some space and allows for storage beneath the booth bench. Would be an excellent sewing area. Stow the machines under the bench. Add electrical socket under bench.
Curtain Construction Handkerchiefs may not be as practical as they were before the advent of Kleenex, but that's no reason to pitch those pretty fabrics. Sew them together, add rings along the top, and they become an instant, airy curtain!