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Topic: Cherry Blossom Sewing Machine Cozy, Pin Cushion & Thread Catcher...  (Read 19588 times)
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« on: February 16, 2009 09:03:58 PM »

I wanted a dust cover for my sewing machine. Making a box shape would have been easy, but I found this pattern online and liked the shape:

http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/images/sewingmachinepattern.pdf

I managed the base without issue. The branch took some time but posed no problems, but the flowers!!! I tried several different things, but just didn't like any of them. I looked at pre-fabricated ribbon flowers. They were too expensive. I tried making my own. I didn't like them. Amber said they were too pointy. Smiley I bought some pink fabric to try something else. Then I saw this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290797.0  Perfect!

Here's the cover:


Here's an odd angle (I dunno...) of the pin cushion and thread catcher (with French seams):

I found the bamboo tray in a thrift store--think I've had it for about a year. Love that I'm not throwing my scraps into an empty kleenex box anymore. Tho it was quite handy.

The pin cushion is removable. The thread catcher is held on by velcro:



I'm really pleased with the results!
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009 09:12:23 PM »

That's one of the prettiest sewing machine cozies I've ever seen!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009 09:16:00 PM »

This is just beautiful! I adore that Cherry Blossom theme! Beautiful work!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009 09:36:57 PM »

It's gorgeous! I'm wisting the whole set! Love love love!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009 10:27:17 PM »

An absolutely beautiful set.  I've bookmarked this.  Love the flowers, the way you colored them...everything.  Thanks for the inspiration.  Wow!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009 10:32:06 PM »

I love the whole set but especially the pin cushion! I also just realized that I desperately need a thread catcher, because it's currently just the floor which always needs sweeping.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009 11:05:37 PM »

This is beautiful! I am quite envious! 
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009 11:42:41 PM »

That sewing machine cover is absolutely wonderful!  I've been thinking for a while that I should sew myself a cover for my poor naked sewing machine and I think you just gave me the inspiration I need to actually do it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009 04:30:40 AM »

Wow!!! Shocked That is gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009 08:08:26 AM »

Wow! Thanks for all the compliments!!!
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