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Carry Bag for Sewing Machine

Old 02-27-2014, 06:06 PM
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Default Carry Bag for Sewing Machine

I didn't like the travel/carry bag that my dealer gave me with my Elna -
It had small wheels which made the cart hard to pull across a gravel parking lot. It was quite large in comparision to the machine, and the strap to hold the machine steady broke the first time I used it. It was also hard for me to lift it into my car.
So, I decided to make a new one. I found the cart at Costco, and the fabrics came from my stash. The print material was pre-quilted, and the orange came from 2 fat quarters in my stash.
My DH contributed a plywood base cut to size and smoothed out, - he also contributed a lace and buckle (from a carry bag for a snowmobile helmet) that he wasn't using. I used this to make a drawstring tightener for the top. In the first picture the button is fastened, but under the flap with the extra loop tucked in.
I made the loop for the button with three positions so I can button it closed whether it's just the machine, or machine plus supplies.
I used Velcro to create a strap to attach the bag to the cart.
Now I can roll it to my car, detach the bag from the cart to put into the car (I restrain my machine with the seat belt to protect it and me). Then I can fold the cart and put it in.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:19 PM
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Holy cow! Very cool - love the drawstring idea!
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:27 PM
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The idea is very good
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:46 PM
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Your very resourceful. Wonderful looking bag, just love it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:47 PM
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yea...they always ask if I want to buy a bag for my machine...but they are so bulky! Your idea is a great one!
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:49 PM
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Great job.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:00 PM
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What a creative mind to have made such. You did a beautiful job! If you were to sell at craft fairs I'm sure this would be very profitable.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:03 AM
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Love that bag ...but I love your machine MORE!! The Elna 740 Excellence really is a DREAM machine!!
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great job and love the colors.
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The idea is very good.
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