Arrow Norma Jean Model 351 Sewing Cabinet In White
- This item ships separately from other warehouses. Usually leaves the warehouse on the next business day.
- 150.00 LBS
Arrow Norma Jean Model 351 Sewing Cabinet In White
With all the features she offers, our Norma Jean sewing cabinet will quickly become your favorite piece of sewing furniture! Norma Jean’s large platform, machine opening, and heavy-duty airlift are built to handle the large sewing and embroidery machines. She also offers tons of storage in her 4 drawers. The cabinet’s air-lift mechanism raises and lowers your sewing machine into place with a simple push. The airlift mechanism is adjustable for all types of sewing machine base heights. Norma Jean has an optional Quilt Leaf and an optional custom insert. Please call us for information and pricing on the optional quilt leaf. Norma Jean’s airlift mechanism will accommodate machines up to 50#s She also has 4 large drawers, 4 accessory trays on the door, and a recessed compartment in the top for all the storage space you will need! 2-fold out leaves supported by sturdy supports create additional work surface for all your sewing projects.
Click here for optional custom insert: http://www.sewvacdirect.com/arrow-custom-insert-for-models-350-98700-98611-1001-1004-62031-62035-more/
- Dimensions Open: 81-1/2" wide x 20" deep x 30-1/2" high
- Dimensions Closed: 41-1/4" wide x 20" deep x 31-1/4" high
- The opening and platform of the cabinet will accommodate sewing machines that are no larger than:
- 23-1/2" wide (left to right)
- 12-1/4" deep (front to back)*
- 13-7/8” tall*
*Please measure your machine and include knobs, plugs, etc. that extend beyond the body of machine.
- Construction: Vinyl laminate/MDF/Composite
- Airlift Platform Weight Limit: 50 #s
- Custom Machine Insert Available
Machines that don't fit into Norma Jean:
- Series 7- 780, 750 QE, 710
The machines will fit the opening and platform of the cabinet but the height of the machine does not allow the top right leaf to close completely when the machine is in storage position.
- Dream VX8500D
- Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15,000 and Elna eXpressive 920
The machine fits the platform of the cabinet in flatbed position (a custom insert is available) but you will have to move the sewing machine from right to left to lower into the storage position because of the extension of the front support leg of the machine. Also the knee lifter lever cannot be used with a sewing cabinet due to the length of the lever and how machine sits on the platform in flatbed position.
*These machines are ones that have known fit issues. Please be advised that this list will change as new models are introduced. It is extremely important to measure your machine prior to ordering to make sure it will fit.
The manufacturer Arrow’s warranty is three years from the date of shipment from Arrow’s facility that covers manufacturer’s defects and a 15-day warranty for any shipping damages.
Click or follow link for Arrow’s complete warranty information: https://www.arrowcabinets.com/faqs/
I ordered this cabinet after researching other brands. For the price I like the product. The item arrived in three boxes over two separate days (but this was a Fed Ex issue and not the seller). I was disappointed that a few of the pieces arrived damaged but figure this is a chance taken with a product built and shipped from Japan. It isn't solid wood so expect damaged corners. Arrow customer service (Jessica) was FABULOUS in getting me replacement pieces. Shipping comes surface so it takes about a week to get the pieces. It did take a couple of hours to assemble and I did it myself. Easy to put together but I suggest you watch the video on Arrow's web site before you start. Their video, while dated, is much better than the instruction manual. Also, the hardware sent with the cabinet differs in some cases from the manual and video. They under shipped the small flathead screws used to put the door on the cabinet by 2 each so I put what they did ship on the top and bottom hinges and will buy more at HD for the middle hinge.
The lift comes already assembled to the back panel (my back panel had a chipped corner but as it was on the back side I didn't request a replacement because I didn't want to disassemble the lift from the panel). Making the fine adjustment to level the piece the machine sits on was easy once I figured out what section to adjust. The video doesn't mention the box is behind the shelf and that you need to lower it. A few minor tweaks and it was perfect.
I have doubts that the plastic storage pieces that install on the door and the plastic insert on the top side will last. They are cheap and I'm sure will crack over time and use. Finding replacement pieces will be a trick and I don't look forward to buying them unless they improve the plastic material. I wish the drawers were wider but that's a personal preference.
I would suggest Arrow update their video for the Norma Jean and correct the instructions to match the product as it is now and improve the hardware (label the bags and correct the quantity on the screw to mount the hinge door to the cabinet) as well as improve the plastic used to make the storage pieces on the door and top.
For the $1000 price, it is OK. Higher priced units were out of my league, I just didn't want to spend that kind of money so overall I am pleased with the cabinet. It is already working better than my last unit and my new Husqvarna Sapphire 530 (larger machine) fits really well. Get the optional insert and you will have a large, smooth surface to sew on.
Get past that this isn't solid hardwoods and enjoy the product; it looks great!