When I set this up last summer it was so that I could make cushions for my patio swing. The outdoor fabric was so stiff and hard to maneuver that I needed room to spread out. For that project I used my vintage mechanical sewing machine.
This summer I decided to set up my Kenmore 19233 out there. I'll mostly be sewing quilt blocks out there.
I also have a card table and a ironing board that I set up when needed.
The end of the porch where I'm standing to take these pictures has a 6 foot porch swing with a nicely padded cushion. A nice place to take an afternoon nap. And a bamboo blind I can roll down to keep out the sun. So even before I added the sewing machine, it was already my favorite "room" in the house.