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Mobile Sewing Center Of My Dreams

2014-03-21 15.14.08I have found the perfect mobile solution for my sewing needs!  Thanks, Happy Zombie, for your blogpost.  I’ve searched high and low for some sort of storage and travel option for my treasured featherweight and associated sewing notions.  My husband’s shopping gravitates toward sporting goods stores and home improvement centers so I tend to make the most of it and do some creative re-purposing  that I’m sure would surprise the tool makers.  I had not noticed the Stanley-3-in-1-Rolling-Workshop until your posting.  “Walt’s cherry new ride” is indeed perfect.  If Stanley were smart, they would market a version in the sewing and quilting industry.

2014-03-21 15.24.43My as-yet-unnamed, treasured 1946 featherweight slid down in the bottom like it was made for it.  I had tried to find a way to jettison the original 1946 box because of the extreme weight and molded mildew smell that was embedded in it.

All my tools fit in either the compartment tray with the bright yellow lid or the sliding tray in the top toolbox.

The handle is very functional. I was not a fan of the telescoping ones but this one seems very sturdy.  The upper toolbox is so spacious that it inspired me to whip up a quick iron cozy since my iron had plenty of room to ride in the box.

This rolling workshop, coupled with the portable folding cart that I received for Christmas have allowed me to take my sewing “on the road”.  I stuck a large cutting mat, ruler and small ironing board in the portable cart along with fabric supplies.  I rolled into teach my first Learn To Sew Class without the need of multiple trips to the car to pack in multiple boxes of class supplies. I feel confident that I can sign up for any workshops that require a sewing machine now without fear.

Now, I need stickers….some sort of creative embellishment…….’cause that is how I roll! LOL