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Tote for a small machine?
Looking for a good tote for taking my machine to classes
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Date: 3/11/13 3:14 AM

Hi all!

I'm looking for a tote that I can use to carry my 3 series Bernina (~17lbs) to classes. I have a Bluefig tote (my local Bernina store sells them) that can be carried on the shoulder or in hand. I live in a 3rd floor walk up, so I do NOT want a rolling bag. My ideal bag would have some padding too just to keep the machine safe. I live in Seattle, so I also need some sort of zipper closure to make sure the machine doesn't get wet in transport.

Is the Bluefig my best bet?

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Date: 3/11/13 9:29 AM

I got this one for my little Brother and I do like it. It also comes in other colors.

Hemline tote

My machine is only 10 pounds and there is plenty of room inside. The sides are slighly padded with what feels like foam, but if you tuck your projects in they will also provide some padding.

I don't know about the water repellancy...but I walked to my class at the lqs (3 city blocks) and everything was dry when I arrived!

I emailed them with my machine measurements to be sure that it would fit, and I got a very prompt response.
-- Edited on 3/11/13 9:30 AM --

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Date: 3/11/13 10:05 AM

I got this one
for my vintage Pfaff. It looks the same as the one posted above only in black.
No padding though. You'd have to add something for that.
It is easy to carry and doesn't add a lot of weight to the machine.

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Date: 3/11/13 10:18 AM

Here is a possibility available at JoAnn.

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Date: 3/11/13 7:08 PM

Quote: PattiAnnJ
Here is a possibility available at JoAnn.

I bought that one for my Janome, wait till it goes on sale and then use a free shipping code, if you're not in a hurry.

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Date: 3/12/13 2:02 AM

Thanks everybody!

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Date: 3/12/13 1:25 PM

This is a timely topic for me. I've been looking at bowling ball bags because they seem just the right size for the Kenmore Mini Ultra. (With supply space in the "shoe compartment.) I'm curious whether anybody has ever tried one of those.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of buy-something-new-what-are-you-CRAZY?? I am making do with a toolbag I hadn't been using. It's a good size (once I took out one of the dividers). Open at the top, without much padding; but there's room for the latter (and hey, I could use up that grey fleece by putting in two or three layers.....). Long-run though, I will probably want a bag that zips or snaps shut.

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Date: 3/12/13 3:25 PM

Thanks for the great ideas. I need to buy a tote for my DGD's Kenmore mini ultra.

The bowling bag is an interesting option.
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Date: 3/13/13 9:41 AM

I picked up this green tool bag yesterday at WM for $16.00. It's the perfect size for the Kenmore mini. Only bad thing is it doesn't have any padding.

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Date: 3/13/13 11:19 PM

That's a nice looking one! I love tool bags, especially the widemouth ones. Years ago my sister gave me a Bucket Boss ("Gatemouth," I think) and it is still going strong. (I've tried using a tool bag as an inner core for a handbag, making my own outer shell--but it hasn't quite worked out.)

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2014 yards in inventory: (to be counted)
Yards cut/sewn:58
Yards purchased: 46.3

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

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