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Old 01-23-2021, 09:34 AM
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I've attached two film canisters to the right side of my machine with velcro. They're staggered and don't get in the way. The same idea would work with prescription bottles. They hold seam rippers, small scissors, etc. I've been doing that for years with different machines and great success. I tried the retractable cord thingy too, and didn't like it -- too much resistance on the cord. I much prefer my film canisters.
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:25 AM
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I bought an item that fits around you coffee cut and it has little pockets insid and out to put all small supplies in and have it sitting on the right of my machine. I love this thing. I bought it at a craft show.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:38 AM
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My fishing buddy's mom made me a little bag with a sand-filled counter-weight that hangs on the door of my sewing cabinet.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:55 AM
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I have one of those thread catcher bags. I put the heavy Zirkel square magnetic pin cushion in the opening for the weight. It works much better then the sand or rice used. The magnetic pin cushion is much easier to drop the pins on top of it and it holds the snips and a ripper in perfect reach.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:01 AM
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My machine in the RV. When I made the apron I measured for my large shears and reinforced the corner so they would not poke through. The left side holds my magnifying glasses and the middle section has my seam ripper, my 6 ruler and a couple other items. It does not interfere with my legs and I love it.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:59 PM
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I made an organizer to put next to my machine. Mine is about 18" long but you could make a smaller one. I used some scraps of home decorating fabric to make several pockets. I then stitched them to a piece of muslin that I used to wrap a scrap piece of a 2 x 4. I then stitched on by hand a large metal washer to the top of the covered wood, where I put my magnetic pin holder. The rest of the top is covered with a scrap piece of batting that I use for stray threads, they stick to it like magic. The covered wood sits with the wide side down on the edge of my table with the pockets hanging over the side. The thing I love the most is the long length of elastic I stapled to the top. I tied The other end to my thread clippers and store it in one of the pockets. The wood is heavy enough to hold it in place without it tipping over. I can also move it to my cutting table if I need to. The best thing is I was able to make it from what I had on hand.

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