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« on: February 12, 2012 07:00:11 PM »

**Not sure where this fit, so I put it here**

My sewing machine lives in a cold basement. When being serviced recently, it was recommended that I cover my machine when not in use. I decided to make a lazy patch work cover. Basically, I measured my machine and cut out the dimensions from muslin. To try it for fit, I sewed it together and tried it on and it was a pretty good fit. I ripped out the stitches, ironed on some fusible web and went to town with all my scraps (I can tell you what I made from each of those pieces). Each piece was randomly placed, the only thing that I planned was measuring and cutting pieces to fit, like a jig saw puzzle. I zig zagged around EACH patch - even if the neighbor patch had stitched it. For the lining, I took some brown fabric, spray glued on some insul-brite and quilted it on. I love how it came out and it fits real well.


                    Finished cover



                    Notch cut out for the cord



                    Detailed shot

Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012 08:16:52 PM »

What a beauty!  I LOVE it!!! I just whipped out my sewing machine a few days ago. That poor thing hasn't seen the light of day for about 2 years now. I had stashed it in the basement and covered it with an old coat and just forgot about it. But since I am trying something new now that requires a sewing machine, I got her out of the basement and had her serviced to make sure she still works ok (and she does), but then now I had to make a cover for it- it never did have one.

So what I did was ... now don't laugh ... I took one of those store bought supermarket bags that you pay a dollar for so as to save on paper/trees; you know the ones - they usually have pretty pictures on them, those --- anyway, I had a few of them so I grabbed one, cut off about a third of it, from the top down, meaning from the handles on downwards and slipped it over the machine. Would you believe ... the thing fit PERFECTLY. All I had to do was cut out a small area on the bottom so the plug could show thru.
Someday I hope I'll get around to making a decent cover. Hopefully one as pretty as yours!
Love all the color and patterns. Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012 08:24:50 PM »

I LOVE IT! ... it's absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012 07:37:39 AM »

oh this is lovely!
I've just bought a new sewing machine and I absolutely want something as beautiful as this to cover her!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012 07:43:56 AM »

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What a beauty!  I LOVE it!!!  So what I did was ...
Thanks chek101 - I think your cover is a great idea in a pinch - it'll definitely keep the dust and crud out.

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I LOVE IT! ... it's absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you Aliped!

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oh this is lovely! . . . I absolutely want something as beautiful as this to cover her!
Thanks for your kinds words Schneewittchen. This was very easy to do, you just need to spend some time doing it and you can easily make this with regular fabrics if you don't have scraps.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012 08:51:48 AM »

Love it!  I love patchwork anything and this is really nice  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012 10:44:25 AM »

I love this! I still have to make a cover for my machine Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012 06:00:55 PM »

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Love it!  I love patchwork anything and this is really nice
Thank you Midnight Sun.

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I love this! I still have to make a cover for my machine
Thanks jellybean89. It's not very hard, you should give it a try.


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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012 05:27:50 AM »

I like it!  I especially like how nice your stitching looks. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012 06:18:04 PM »

Thanks Sandroo - you can't tell, but I used variegated thread, it didn't show up as well as I wanted it too.
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