Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
Recently, I have been thinning out my sewing machine herd! That may sound silly to you, but for me sewing machines are like chips...can't have just one! :-)
I have sold three machines in recent weeks and have enjoyed reacquainting myself with some of my vintage models, including my Singer featherweight.
The family and I are heading to the mountains in a couple of months for some much needed R & R (not to mention some fresh-smelling, pine filled air) and I plan on taking my featherweight.
With that in mind, I started searching for a new case to take the machine in. I still have the original black case she came in, but after numerous failed attempts, it is still stinky and I just don't like it. There are several new cases on the market that are specifically designed for the featherweight, but being the frugal person that I am, I haven't been that impressed. Instead I went down to my local ---mart store and scrounged the aisles looking for an alternative and whoa-la! I found it:
Can you guess what it is? It's a cooler designed to hold 24 cans of soda! I found it in the hunting and sporting goods section if you're wanting one for yourself. It also doesn't hurt that it has lime green accents because that happens to be one of my favorite colors in the world! :-)
It is padded but it also has a hard plastic liner so the featherweight sits in there snug, but well protected. There are also several exterior pockets; some that zip, others that are mesh with elastic, but all very useful!
Here's a picture with her snug inside. (She really isn't as scratched as the photo would make you think either.....must be lint.)
Well what fun would a cute little lime and gray case be without some new notions and a box to hold them in?
My husband and I were wandering the aisles and look what he found! It is originally designed to hold a salad to take for lunch and has a hard removable tray which my new lime notions fit just great in. The collapsible bottom can store a lot or a little depending on what I need. I plan on using the "salad dressing" bottle to store used needles.
And here is one last picture showing how the salad carries/notions box rests in the top pocket of the cooler/featherweight case! Pretty cool, huh?
Lesson learned? Be on the lookout for alternatives to your sewing and crafting storage needs! Happy hunting!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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