Thanks to Happy Zombie and the Home Depot, my Singer Featherweight storage/travel problems are SOLVED! This is the Stanley "Three-in-One Rolling Workshop." Monica of Happy Zombie calls it her "mobile sewing center."
It is lightweight, sturdy, inexpensive (under $40), and the bottom section SAFELY houses my little 221K Singer Featherweight sewing machine. (I have a Singer "Genie" as well...a slightly larger portable machine that weighs 19 pounds...I need to see if it will also fit in this...) Bliss!
When my real Mom passed away a little over two years ago, I inherited her little white/mint green machine. The plastic handle on its storage box had gotten brittle and broken years ago, therefore it was difficult and impractical moving it around. I made a crappy, make-shift, wide ribbon handle for it, but was always afraid that I would somehow drop the box when moving the machine around and break my baby.
The white spool of thread demonstrates the odd green tint of this "white" sewing machine.
It nests nicely in the bottom section of my new treasure with room to spare for a small pressing/cutting mat or rulers...or plug strip, extension cord, snack, etc.
The second section is this removable covered accessory tray...
When I leave the house to do a little fabric therapy somewhere else, I can take along all the tools and gadgets I need to do whatever...
Or, I can leave this center sectional tray out and just leave the house with the upper tool box attached directly to the bottom tub. When I am doing applique work "on the road," I could leave the Featherweight at home and fill the bottom wheeled tub with fabric, etc. Oh, the possibilities...
The handle doesn't telescope, but securely snaps down when not needed so you can use the toolbox's smaller handle when just using the top section.
And look how roomy the top tool box is!
The tray holds...more tools and gadgets!
The top toolbox holds lots of stuff...here, I have loaded my full-sized iron and an Ott light...
...and there is STILL room for the tray (and more stuff underneath...).
I like my Genome 6600, but this little jewel sews straight stitching like nobody's business!! While I had it out last night, introducing it to it's new home, I oiled it and got it ready for lots of chain-stitching, scrap-eating, mood-inducing, life-escaping fabric therapy.
The cart was ordered online and Steve just picked it up at our local Home Depot to save shipping...and time (there was no waiting because they had several in stock!). I later checked the price elsewhere online...Amazon sells the same thing for over $100! Thanks, Home Depot!
Home Depot has lots of goodies for quilters...like little organizing units with drawers...
Time for more fabric therapy!