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Brother 5300 Universal Sewing Machine Carrying Case
The 5300 is a universal carrying case to store most free arm sewing machine models or sergers. It is a hard cover case which gives great protection for your machine and helps to keep it clean when not in use.
2-piece carrying and storage case
Fits any free-arm sewing machine and most sergers
Molded from durable but lightweight plastic
Locking metal side hinges; built-in handle; stay-clean surface
Measures 17 by 11.5 by 13.5 inches
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114 of 115 found the following review helpful:
A Larger Multi-Purpose Case / Plus Update 8/2012Jan 15, 2007
By So.Cal. Sewist -- Delia
I have 4 of these cases. I like them because they are indeed larger and have extra 'nooks' for putting the extra accessories, foot pedal, manuals, extra books, material and sometimes a small sewing kit for when I take it to class.
The size is OK for my smaller White 2000 serger and lots of sewing accessories and material; also good for my Elna 744 serger (larger machine) with pedal and extra feet and manuals. If all you want is something just your machine's size, then better get the smaller Singer sewing case. Do some measuring to be sure. This case is for stand alone machine heads and not the type that needs to be attached with the 2 hinge pegs (for flatbed). I'm very happy with these cases for the above reasons.
UPDATE - 7 Aug 2012: In the past few years I have bought three more of these larger cases, one just this past April. So far, the quality has been the same in all of them, same thickness of plastic and the tops fit correctly into the bottom groove when locked into place -- lucky me considering how our world's cut-price/cut-quality mentality has ruined many a favorite item.
One of the machines housed in this case is an older, smaller metal sewing machine and it slides a bit. I put a piece of a spongy drawer liner in the bottom and that stopped the sliding. I still find it best to pack a few things around the machine. I wrap the controller (foot pedal) and cords in an old t-shirt to avoid scratching and that rag doubles as a wipe rag when needed. I keep the extra presser feet, bobbins and spare needles in a clear plastic cosmetic bag with the machine. The manual was downloaded from the internet, printed out and is housed in the case also. The home sewn sewing machine cover fits in there just fine. I keep a small portable sewing kit for when I haul this to classes and I add it to the case before loading the car. So far, every class sewing project (bag with fabric, lining, interfacing, zippers, thread, pattern) has fit inside with the machine (a large quilt would not, of course). I don't have issues with space so these store well for me.
81 of 81 found the following review helpful:
NO PROBLEM!Feb 25, 2012
"Max Factor Fan"
I had read the reviews before purchasing this case to house my new Brother sewing machine. I knew it would probably be oversized. So, I saved the syrofoam bottom that my sewing machine came packed in, and it fit nicely into the Brother 5300 Universal Case bottom. I just put my machine in there and it's secure and safe! Thank goodness for AMAZON REVIEWS because I was prepared!
38 of 40 found the following review helpful:
Great case; it fits everythingMar 02, 2006
By Erin Leece
This case is really good, it fits my 1034D Brothe serger very nicely. The only thing I wish it has, is a compartment below the sewing machine, like with a little trap door or something. but other than that, its great, and it does its job well
37 of 40 found the following review helpful:
Plenty of extra room for supplies and unfinished projectsJan 06, 2010
By E. Thayer
I recently purchased this carrier to accompany my daughter's Brother LS2125I 10-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine. That is a large machine, as sewing machines go. This carrier easily holds it, plus the cords and foot pedal, plus a project book, a couple yards of fabric, and a few small tools such as your pincushion, seam rippers, thread snips and/or shears. This is great if you take the case to class with you, or if you want to store your current project with your sewing machine. For us, it functions like a little self contained sewing center. Want to sew? Everything is in one spot. Need to reclaim your desk or table? Everything goes back in the case. Works very well for that type of in-between-sessions storage.
This is not so good, however, if you are looking for something very compact, or if you want your machine to fit snugly in the case, to prevent knocking about. The case itself is lightweight and sturdy, but once packed full, can be quite heavy. It also easily takes up twice as much room as a large sewing machine. If all you need is sturdy storage for your sewing machine, you can get by with a much smaller case. This particular case measures 12x14x18 inches. My Brother 10-Stitch measures 6x13x15 inches (with the thread spool in the retracted position,) which means that the case more than doubles the volume needed for storing my machine.
All in all, I was pleased with the purchase, since my main objective was to keep things clean, together and undamaged in between sewing sessions on the dining room table. It does that quite well. However if I was going to travel with my machine, I would recommend 1) a smaller case and a lightweight machine, and 2) carrying your other supplies in a separate totebag, so you don't have a big 25 pound package to lug around.
Lastly, shop around for price. I was disappointed when the price on this case dropped by five dollars the week after I purchased it. I paid $30, and it was worth it for us to have it here for Christmas, but $25 or $20 (which is the cost of a generic case at a bigbox store) would have been better. Why pay more than you have to?
83 of 98 found the following review helpful:
Way Too Big!Sep 13, 2005
By A. Newman
The picture of the item is deceiving as its taken from the side, so you can't see how enormous it really is. It takes up too much storage space too. I recommend seeing if the Singer case might fit better.
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