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Thread: Is your sewing machine case latch ...

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    Is your sewing machine case latch ...

    ... missing, broken, or metal that will chip and scratch your machine?



    Well, I found a real good substitute latch that's CHEAP and easy to use. This package of screen latches cost less than $2.00 at Lowes.



    Depending on your case and machine you might have to shorten the mounting part of the latch a bit, I shortened this one just over an 1/8". But they work very well, look good and won't chip the finish on the machine.

    Joe

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    great idea

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    Cool ... but Pollyanna the calico looks unconvinced!
    Dorothy in PA

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    Great idea!

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    Joe, Great idea!! You are very resourceful! You remind me of Macgyver, did you ever see that show? I always look forward to seeing how you repair and solve issues with the older sewing machines.
    Thank you!!
    Anamaria

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    Be careful- the plastic ones can snap off. There are metal ones made for securing old storm windows and screens to the house and they are much sturdier.

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    Pollyanna looks like she is tired of the whole mess.

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    Pollyanna does look a little skeptical, but I think your idea is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Be careful- the plastic ones can snap off. There are metal ones made for securing old storm windows and screens to the house and they are much sturdier.
    Are those located in the same area as the plastic ones at HD or Lowes?

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    Would have bought and tried the metal ones, but Lowes didn't have them. The plastic these are made from is very tough. I had to use my Dremel with a cut off wheel to cut it. Since all the latch does is keep the base from swinging away from the machine when you pick it up, I'm not overly concerned.

    Pollyanna was disgusted because Fiona our long hair Persian / angora was deviling her.

    Joe

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