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How to Update a Sewing Machine Case

– Posted in: Crafts, How to, Painting, Projects, Sewing

I have several sewing machines. I have been a seamstress since I was a teenager. One of my machines is a vintage Kenmore machine. That sucker is heavy (being an all metal machine) and they certainly don’t make them like this any more. The only problem is that the hard case has yellowed with age. While this is still a fabulous machine, the cover makes it look unattractive.


Enter my handy can of spray paint… I know, I know, why on earth would I paint my sewing machine case bright turquoise blue? Because I can. I love it and I have always done things that are considered out of the realm of “normal”. (Honestly, my family doesn’t even ask anymore!) Plus, it looks pretty!! I may paint the covers for my other machines (yes, machines = plural) and then I’ll have a rainbow of prettiness!

Anyhoo, I wiped the case down with vinegar to clean it up a bit and taped off the locking clips on the sides with masking tape.


I used Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover 2x spray paint in Satin Lagoon. I am a huge fan of Rust-Oleum paints and wood stains! I sprayed the first coat, let it dry, the sprayed a second coat letting it dry overnight.


I used my Cameo to cut out a couple of vinyl decals for the front and back.

 SANY2018  SANY2019

What do you think?  A little too bold? Naaahh, not for me!


Until next time,

Happy Creating!!

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  • Amanda

    Thanks for dropping by CupcakesAndCorndogs! I would love if you would come back today and share this case in my link party!

    - Amanda

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! I will be there shortly!

  • Jenna

    So cute! Love the color! If you haven’t already, would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! I’m on my way over…

  • Amber Koogler

    Great idea! Love the blue! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods link party!

    • CherTexter

      Thank YOU for stopping by!

  • mcblood

    This is great, better than buying a new one eh? Love the blue color….

    • CherTexter

      Definitely an inexpensive update! Thank you for stopping by!