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Friday, September 18, 2009

A slight alteration!!!!

Hello, I hope everyone has had a great week and looking forward to the weekend. I know Ian and Lucy can't wait until tonight for the footy. Last year I joined in with just about every second blogger and did this stitchery block of the month. I had it all together,I even had quilted it and was ready to put on the binding. Then I decided I would change it. I put it away for several months then started unpicking it back in May. Then it went back into the cupboard. Recently I finally decided I needed a Sewing Machine Cover.
I used the plastic cover that came with the machine as a template. I lined the cover with calico that I had on hand. This was also recycled from something as well.
I put a pocket on each end to hold things. I used up some of the borders from the original design and put these in the pockets and along the front and back.
This is the back of the cover. I also lined up the split in the top of the cover to allow me to carry the machine around with the cover on it. I used bias binding for this sewing on the top layer then folding it underneath to the calico lining,thus holding it all together. I used up all the blocks except for one. This will be made into a pot holder I think because it was the one saying something about "quick and easy cooking".



After all this procrastination I think I deserve a cup of tea.
Happy sewing
Bev C

13 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

You go right ahead Bev and have that cuppa...I think I'll join you!!! Great job on the cover!!! Dzintra♥x

Lynda said...

What a great idea!

Vickie said...

Oh my Bev I think you deserve a piece of cake with that cup of tea ..what a super job you have done your cover looks fantastic..cheers Vickie

Mildred said...

That is an adorable cover and the pot holder will be cute as well. I'd like to join you for tea too!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the machine cover you created with those stitcheries! Wonderful. And the potholder looks so pretty too.

Chookyblue...... said...

well worth it I think..........nice cover..........and yes they are great little stitcheries.......

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Bev, your sewing machine cover is gorgeous...love it...Regards Lyn

StitchWiz said...

Bev, that looks great! And I like the binding idea for the handle hole.
Hey...go over to My Nifty Needle...there is a surprise there!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I love what you did! It is beautiful! Making a machine cover is a great way to display small bits of needlework...I've got to make one! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanette said...

Oh i love what you did with those stitcheries. What a great idea for a sewing machine cover. Jeanette

Marilyn Miller said...

What a great idea! A sewing machine cover, I would not have thought of making that. Very nice.

retdairyqueen said...

Hi Bev
Love your new cover I think my machine needs a cover after seeing all the lovely ones being made

Mylene said...

The machine cover turned out great. What a neat idea.