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Looking for a convenient way to use and store your vintage sewing machine? Sewing machine cabinets offer several benefits, including a flat surface at just the right height for long hours of sewing. The knee lever keeps those pesky cords and pedals off the floor. And when you're done you can tuck the machine away, close the lid, and forget about it until the next time.
So exactly how does a cabinet work?
If you've already read the article Rock-a-Bye Baby: Singer 301 Cabinet Cradle you've seen pictures of the 301 installed in a sewing cabinet. But would you like to see it in motion?
Setting up your Machine:
Stowing away your machine:
And there you have it. Quick and easy to do. So if you're interested in a cabinet, keep your eyes open at your local thrift store or garage sales. There are many different styles to choose from, some with drawers, some without. Some large, some small.
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