Packing a sewing machine

Locking a machine into a case and tossing it in an undersized box with a little newspaper is a recipe for disaster. This machine arrived with the case split wide open; both latches twisted and failed, probably the result of a drop of a foot or two in an unpadded box. A 35 pound cast iron machine packs quite a whallop from within a case; it must be padded inside and out.