Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Sewing Machine Cover!

Here's a sewing machine cover that I custom designed for one of my machines. This machine has its own plexi glass table that was made especially for it. It is much larger than the commercial ones. I also had a extra thread holder that clipped onto the top of the machine. As a result, an ordinary cover wouldn't fit. Below you can see the various sides of the cover. The unique part of this cover is that it wraps around the machine with the back opened. I also slit two of the sides to fit over the table. (Two different machines were used to photograph the cover). The fabric is plain muslin that is sandwiched and free motioned all over.

The grey cod fish are original pieces that were stitched on my embroidery machine while the orange fish were traced onto fabric and then stitched out using free motion stitching. I put pockets on both ends and in front. However, I find that I don't use them. It's much easier to hang my small scissors to the back of the machine in easy reach (hook just to the right & behind machine). In the beginning I put stuff in the pockets and never remember that and kept looking around for the stuff on the table so I figured 'what the heck' and kept them empty. I have also learned not to move things around in my room as I can never find them afterwards!

You can see my stained glass window in the background. Go HERE to see a full view.






9 comments:

  1. Super cute! I love it. Love the muslin with FMQ.

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  2. It's lovely Judy... Well thought out!
    (home in 2 days... Humidity in high 30's 5th day in a row. Ready for some Maritime weather!!!!)

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  3. Very good idea....lovely work:)

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    1. I can't figure out how to comment....there doesn't seem to be a separate box, I can only click on the reply of someone's comment...do I have to subscribe? Anyhow ;)...I love your sewing machine cover! From A to Z! I would probably forget what was in the pockets too! :) So practical that sometimes we forget to use them! Nice work!

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  4. I have never made a cover for my sewing machine -- just have never thought to, you have put alot of time and expertise into making your cover, it is a special one!

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  5. That's a really nice cover. I have not made any for my machines yet.

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  6. The reason I made my cover was to protect it from the sun. My machine is computerized and I did not want the screen exposed to the direct sunlight from my window. I cannot move the machine from its spot therefore a cover was in order!

    Thanks for the comments.

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  7. I went to your flickr acct to look at the fish panel. Lovely! I too have a fish panel that I made 10 years ago. I love the idea of a trip-tic and must remember that one!

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