I have a carrying case for my sewing machine, but I found if I keep it in there, I do not get my sewing machine out enough. It is just too much trouble to unpack it and set it up. By the time I'm done, I usually have to get back to the kids. I have been leaving my machine out all set up on the desk, and using a baby blanket to protect it from the dust. Not very attractive to see a shapeless lump on the desk every day.