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Thread: Do you sell vintage machines without table or case?

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    Senior Member Mrs. SewNSew's Avatar
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    Do you sell vintage machines without table or case?

    I have a Kenmore cleaned up and ready to re-home but I am not happy with the case. Is a cheap plastic case that feels more like a hazard than a help. The machine free stands firmly on 3 peg type feet. I will be showing it to someone next week but am not sure if I should bother with the case or not. If I were keeping it I wouldn't use the case. I feel it's ugly cheap plastic and offers a false sense of security. The machine is prettier out of the case. Maybe it's just me?
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    It can always keep the dust off the machine! I say offer the case; that's one more thing out of your home and room for another!

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    Yeah, I had a cheap plastic case that didnt fit anything tightly enough, so I donated it with a machine that that I'd robbed a motor and cord block off of. Just explain the flaws and offer it if they want it?
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    I second that, offer the case. I know i have a case that feels flimsy but it does keep the dust off the machine and since i added a 'belt' that wraps around it keeps it closed.

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    People want cases.
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    What Miriam said ^^^.

    Also a three legged machine is wobbly and won't sit steady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    What Miriam said ^^^.

    Also a three legged machine is wobbly and won't sit steady.

    Joe
    I understand people really DO want cases. Heck, I want cases so yeah I get that. I just hate hate hate these cheap plastic jobs on the Kenmores!

    Technically 3 legged should be wobbly, but this sucker stands really firm. Like I said, if I were keeping it, I would likely toss the case on this one, but I am not. I cannot keep them all! OK, back in the case we go!
    Christy

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    Agreeing with others, and agree that aesthetically those plastics are UhhhhhGLY! So I would show and demonstrate the machine without case, and then tell them that it does come with a case if they want it for storage, dust protection, etc. I would just present the case as an extra, and not have the case be the thing to give the first impression.
    Last edited by Cecilia S.; 06-03-2014 at 05:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    Agreeing with others, but I would add that aesthetically those plastics are UhhhhhGLY! So I would show and demonstrate the machine without case, and then tell them that it does come with a case if they want it for storage, dust protection, etc. I would just present the case as an extra, and not have the case be the thing to give the first impression.
    Yup throw it in free. You could also make a little dust cover.
    Here's one I did in a few minutes. I used a shirt and some already quilted stuff. I cut the shirt - sewed two pieces together, sewed it to the quilted pieces, ripped out enough to attach pieces of the sleeve I narrowed down and then sewed those in tight and turned it through the button area and was done.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Wow! Great idea!
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Yup throw it in free. You could also make a little dust cover.
    Here's one I did in a few minutes. I used a shirt and some already quilted stuff. I cut the shirt - sewed two pieces together, sewed it to the quilted pieces, ripped out enough to attach pieces of the sleeve I narrowed down and then sewed those in tight and turned it through the button area and was done.
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