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Date: 9/4/12 4:04 PM

I realized a few years ago that sewing is a skill that can save one money in the longrun. Recently i took the initiative of buying a machine. I purchased a used Janome 7330 for a pretty good price.
Here's my question. I have no hard case so I can put it away.

Can't I buy a universal case for half the price of a Janome hard case? How does someone take a chance that if you buy a case online that the machine will fit in it?

any answer are apprecaited. :)

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Date: 9/4/12 4:34 PM

I keep my machines in hard cases like this one from Amazon. Take the measurements of your machine to check if it will fit. I line the bottom of my case with rubber shelf lining so the machine can't slip and slide inside. It has worked well for the machine that I take to sewing events, although I always hold it by the base because I never trust the metal latches to support the weigh of my machine.

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Date: 9/4/12 4:43 PM

thanks for the reply. felt a little embarrased asking but asked anyways.

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Date: 9/4/12 4:53 PM

Quote: cmedrano
thanks for the reply. felt a little embarrased asking but asked anyways.

No need to be embarrassed. You question was quit legitimate.

It is not always easy to find a generic case.

Measurement the machine like it is a block. The highest, widest and longest measurements are what you will base the choice of case.

You may find it easier to purchase a wheeled, soft sided tote. This will give you more storage room for extras..............and there are always extras you will want to take with you.

Click here for some examples.


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Date: 9/4/12 6:15 PM

You will soon find you won't want to put a SM away, as you can always grab 20 minutes or so to sew one other step of your project! If you have to take it out and set it up every time, you will be less inclined to
get started.
Check your thrift shops for cases or rolling totes too, just have your measurements with you. Some used office supplies have salesman cases that might work. Add foam padding for moving it.

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Date: 9/4/12 7:33 PM

You could also store your machine in a sturdy cardboard box and cover it with a towel or whatever, as long as it keeps the dust out. The sewing machine I gifted to my son is surviving quite well like this

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Date: 9/4/12 8:02 PM

I love the Universal case Brother makes - hard, holds a serger OR a sewing machine and so far my Janome fits it, my Elna fits it, my Brother serger fits it, and so on. No problem - OH yes, and my old Pfaff fits it. AND you can store another machine on top of it because it is a hard case. And I do store another machine on top of it int he soft sided padded Elna case I have, but I sure wouldn't store the hard case on top of a soft one - love the hard cases. Runs about 25 on AMAZON (22.99 tonight on AMAZON) , HSN, etc. Here's a link. I am sure the hard case already alluded to in this thread works well as well. :)

Brother Universal case

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Date: 9/5/12 8:58 AM

I bought this one for my older Pfaff. I use it to store the machine and to take it to classes. It's rather well-made and fits nicely.
You didn't say whether you had to have a hard case or not but I do prefer the tote for mine.

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Date: 9/5/12 9:38 AM

thanks all for the links. I will look into these and measure my sewing machine to get the correct size.
Not sure if I will use my machine to make my own clothes.
I intend to use it to hem my pants, fix buttons or make drapes for my home. My mother is currently my tailor but I think it's time for me to step up to the plate. :)
I feel funny saying "my mother is my tailor." I'm not a mama's boy and not that young. However, there is something theraputic about spending quiet time with a parent working on something together.
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Date: 9/5/12 11:21 AM

Quote: cmedrano
thanks all for the links. I will look into these and measure my sewing machine to get the correct size.

Not sure if I will use my machine to make my own clothes.

I intend to use it to hem my pants, fix buttons or make drapes for my home. My mother is currently my tailor but I think it's time for me to step up to the plate. :)

I feel funny saying "my mother is my tailor." I'm not a mama's boy and not that young. However, there is something theraputic about spending quiet time with a parent working on something together.
-- Edited on 9/5/12 10:29 AM --

You are so right about the theraputic value of sewing or sewing with a friend.

Once you start sewing, your Mother will be your best sewing buddy!

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