I don't think I posted about this, but Duane used my Mom's old Kenmore machine as a pattern to make a stand/box for my new machine. They are almost identical in size. (I used this old machine all thru college, it's a great old machine but only does a straight stitch. At some point in my 20's I bought a zig zag machine and this old machine has been toted around to all the places we've lived since them as a bit of nostalgia.)
Here's what he made.
It's hinged and allows you to get to the underside for oiling.
But I needed a way to carry and store the heavy machine. This is what Mom's machine looks like with the enclosure on. It's pretty bulky - so I didn't think I wanted that on the boat. Just no place available to store it.
So, I decided to make a canvas bag instead.
Just made a standard "box". The canvas had a tendency to ravel, so I zig-zag stitched every edge to minimize that.
All finished! This will fit in my cabinet on the boat easier than a hard shell would.
The sucker is still heavy though!!