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Topic: It does what it says on the tin...[Sewing Machine Holder/Case]  (Read 1895 times)
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« on: March 19, 2010 07:43:59 AM »

I sew in my kitchen, so my machine is always coming in and out of a special cupboard for it.

The machine had the standard plastic cover. This is now in the bin. It had disintegrated from 3 years of lugging around. I had to make a bag.

My idea = strong, quilted, soft to touch, big and easy to carry

It has a solid 8mm thick board base and is made form faux suede.  It is lined in some green I had left over from a bridesmaid dress lining, but it is padded too. this is the first quilted bag I have ever done. My hubby has this very stiff wadding used in making beds, this was used with standard wading to quilt the bag. I wanted to protect my machine as it gets lugged around in the house and in the car (occasionally). the handles are shop bought for the project.  to add to the strength there is one piece of fabric from the bottom of the handle on one side which goes under the machine and through to the other handle.  any seams and joins are double sewed and serged.

It isn't pretty, but it is very strong and very functional.  It does exactly what it is supposed to do.

It is very roomy in side, but this allows for a portable sewing kit and my current project to be stowed inside.  Also if I do leave said machine out on table I can cover it up and my current project to make sure the kitchen smells and so on do not transfer. I am sorting out my house, so I can use the spare room.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010 07:52:22 AM »

Nice job.  I doubt I would have thought to reinforce the seams and corners like you did.

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010 08:12:27 AM »

I don't think it's ugly at all. It's functional and I love green. Smiley Great concept and execution.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010 08:17:26 AM »

Wow. That's amazing. It's really nice. Makes me wish I need one myself but my machine never moves.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010 08:36:15 AM »

thank you for the comments.  I kinda of get these ideas in my head and wing it till it finishes.  Usually they are all made out of "leftover" or remants I found.

The machine is quite heavy and I decided on the extra seam sewing as I thought it might split if I didn't.  The fabric is very thick - imagine heavy denim with twice the weight and thickness.  I don't think my singer and serger enjoyed that too much!

To be honest when my machine is not in it, the bag is quite tactile.  the suede is very soft to touch and the lining is quite silky.  Those 2 things combined with the padding make is very nice to cuddle.  Thuogh the stiff bottom puts you off!  Grin

« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010 09:04:47 AM »

nice!!!!  i really like it!

you've given me an idea - to do similarly with my serger and embroidery machine.  my sewing machine has a hard slip over cover so i don't really need a cover for that one (yet). . but the other machines could definitely use a cover.


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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010 11:08:01 AM »

That is amazing!  Love it!!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010 01:20:10 PM »

that's a really nice bag and strong enough for your mac, you did a wonderful job
I must do the same with mine, I wish  i had my own BIG room to craft  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010 07:23:57 AM »

Wow so cute great job. I want one.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010 11:34:45 PM »

Your bag is actually rather classy. I like it. Excellent work. I also like the shot of your workstation. It looks very well-lit and creative-inducing.
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