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Thread: Cases and covers for transporting machines

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    Junior Member Kryssa's Avatar
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    I just got my first machine (yay!) and it has to go to it's first sewing class next week.

    My first project was a cotton cover for when it's sitting on the table unused. I'm wondering if it's worth buying a case to put it in when I'm bringing it to and from class. Or I could seam rip a hole it the cotton and allow its handle to come out and transport it that way.

    What do you guys think? How do your machines travel?

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    I bought cases for mine as in case it is raining they don't get wet. Also easier to carry. I also have a bag on wheels that I got on sale at Joan's really nice.

    Karen

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    Plastic cases aren't that much, cloth doesn't provide very much protection. If I had very much invested in a machine, it might be a good investment :wink:

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    I got a tote on wheels on sale at WalMart several months ago. Then DH got a larger one at Joanns that had a bent wheel (which he repaired) when he got the 75% off for damaged and then used a coupon it was $8. But then I got a Tutto case for my embroidery module (the one it came with wasn't very protective). Now DH just found a Tutto that fits my Bernina machine and has oodles of room, a metal frame, AND collapses for storage. Got it on sale at Overstock.com

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    Yes, I would get a sturdy case. It may get knocked around otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    I got a tote on wheels on sale at WalMart several months ago. Then DH got a larger one at Joanns that had a bent wheel (which he repaired) when he got the 75% off for damaged and then used a coupon it was $8. But then I got a Tutto case for my embroidery module (the one it came with wasn't very protective). Now DH just found a Tutto that fits my Bernina machine and has oodles of room, a metal frame, AND collapses for storage. Got it on sale at Overstock.com
    Sounds like your DH is a keeper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Plastic cases aren't that much, cloth doesn't provide very much protection. If I had very much invested in a machine, it might be a good investment :wink:
    That was my take on it too!

    DH is definitely a keeper! :thumbup:

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    I have a soft side on wheels (bought it from Joanns on sale) that I use for my Kenmore Ergo when I need to take it places. It's not good for flights or anything huge. Just short trips to friends houses.
    My older Kenmore is small/big enough to fit into one of my rolling carryon suitcases and I'll be toting that with me when we move. I won't have to worry about it being jostled while traveling because I'll be the one handling it.

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    Why u companies unfinished your work and make strong cases 4 our dear machines .
    My old Singer has one strong case but then it begin to make new one with nylon super market bags :thumbdown:

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    My vote is for one on wheels. I got one at JoAnn's on sale but was still about $35.00. One of the best purchases I've ever made.
    It has storage pockets for supplies and leaves your hands relatively free for a tote and purse.
    I quilt with a group each Thursday and it sure saves my back and lots of steps.
    A purchase you will never regret.

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    I would vote for a wheeled tote. Have one for the Janome that I got at Joannes quite a few years ago. There are two pieces although I'm not thrilled with the top one. It's curved so hard to put stuff in it. I was having a hard time carrying the Pfaff but could not afford the 'brand' name and it would not fit in the other one. Was in Joannes after Christmas and there was one in clearance, regularly $85, marked in 1/2, then down another 70% and I had a 20% off that could be used on all items, including sale items. Came out to about $13.00!!! Hate the fabric but going to try to cover it somehow with stiffened material or double sided quilted fabric. It was a good day.
    Wendy

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    I would go with a wheeled (rolling)case, especially for taking to classes. I am taking classes as well. My sewing machine goes into a wheeled case, then I carry another large flat bag with my cutting mat, rulers, etc, I also have a third case I carry with my fabrics/projects in that is styled like a large briefcase especially made for transporting sewing/quilting projects and tools. You won't regret getting a rolling case for the machine.
    DeeDee

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    I have wheeled carts for each of my machines - which saves my back and the machines as we go back and forth to classes.

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    Ditto to what everyone said. I also got my tote on wheels on sale at Joann's. just sorry I didn't buy it sooner. What a great way to take you machine any place. Marge

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    Well, I thought they all comae with cases, both of mine have plastic cases that came with them. I wouldn't want to carry one around with some protection. they just cost too much to take a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Plastic cases aren't that much, cloth doesn't provide very much protection. If I had very much invested in a machine, it might be a good investment :wink:
    I agree, I would get a plastic case. They have them at walmart.

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    I bought a rolling tool bag for my sewing machine. (It looks nice and you can't tell that it was suppose to be a toolbag.)
    It only cost me about $16.00. (I noticed on the website it says $24.00 but I bought this in the store.) I have older machines that are heavy. I thought the wheels on a tool bag would handle the weight of my machine better than some of the machine rolling cases that I've seen.

    I bought it at Harbor Freights...here is a link to the picture. The handle telescopes up so I can just roll it behind me.
    The bag is big enough that I should be able to put the machine and hard case into the bag.
    Here is the picture... http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3264

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    I would get a case. We need to protect our babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I would get a case. We need to protect our babies.
    You are so right! Just got my Tutto case that hubby ordered for me. It is awesome! Plenty of room for Nina (my baby) and all of my supplies. Has a metal frame and plenty of protection, yet folds to only 3 inches for storage. I will use the one that hubby got on super clearance for $8 at Joann's for my new little Brother.

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