Asked on Jan 05, 2016

Trying a new sewing machine in an old sewing cabinet at thrift store

by Wil3734181
My new machine is hard plastic (?) and not sure how to make it fit in old cabinet.
  4 answers
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Jan 05, 2016
    Look on the back of the old cabinet.there should be two metal pegs about 1-2 inches long that have each have a hinge.if you can locate them,then check on the back of your machine for two slots when the pins are supposed to slide into. If that doesn't work out,you may not be able to drop the machine down into your cabinet,but, you can easily sew on top of the cabinet or any other flat surface.
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    • Wil3734181 Wil3734181 on Jan 06, 2016
      More ideas please. I want this to be done soon as I am going to be a new great grandma this summer and I need to start the quilt!! :)
  • Laura Strait Laura Strait on Jan 06, 2016
    Some of the time machines were mounted into the cabinet with one large bolt on the bottom of the machine. Check the machine for a hole on the bottom. Honestly... I love vintage machines, but often just get rid of the stands. I'd much rather set then on a table. To each their own though. (It's probably because I sew for a living and don't ever store my machines.)
  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 06, 2016
    I did it with my Mom's old sewing cabinet. First on the inside of the cabinet, I put a couple of wooden braces or you could use metal whatever you have. I attached one on each side of the cabinet with gorilla glue. Make sure you measure how high you need the shelf on the inside, so when you put your sewing machine in the cabinet, it will be level at the top of your cabinet. The cabinet won't be able to close. I just put a towel over my machine when I'm not using it. If you don't like this idea. Call around to find someone that does woodwork. I hope this helps you. Good luck.😇😇😇😇😇
  • Carol Carol on Jan 06, 2016
    My husband reworked the hole (opening) in an old treddlebase to fit my first new machine and reworked it again every time I traded up. this worked as long as the opening was larger than the new sewing machine. He made sure I could get to the bobbin. It should work with most free arms as their bob in case is above the base. I don't use the treddlebase anymore. I just set up the machine on a table because I have about 5 machines all for different purposes, featherweight, basic multi stitch machine and an embridary machine that I just got and two sergers. Four were purchased used p, at yardsales or from craig's list.