Monday, December 26, 2011

My new project

Click here for the tutorial that goes with this post!

Right after we moved to Texas nine years ago, I bought myself a new sewing machine. I had been sewing for years on a machine I bought when we were first married for $100. And, it came with a $50 gift card to Joann's! So I sewed for 15 years on a $50 machine. Not bad huh?

So, when the time came, I looked at all kinds of machines and ended up with this awesome Janome. It's a mechanical machine, no computer, with minimal fancy stitches, but it does everything I need it to do. It even has a needle down feature, which you don't find on too many mechanical machines! When I bought the machine, it came with a hard plastic cover, which is great for hauling it places, but not so great for everyday use. In order to put the cover on, you have to remove all the cords for the electrical connection, the foot pedal, etc. It's kind of a pain so I never use it at home. I know, I know, I really should cover my machine. But I use my machine just about every day & I'm not willing to go through all that hassle. Sorry.

I've been wanting to make a cover for my machine for a long time. I've pinned a bunch of pictures on a pinterest board for ideas. Then, when I found this fabric (called Sweet on NYC by Pixie Pops) the wheels started turning in my head & I knew what I wanted to make!

I'm really happy with how it turned out! I even added some of the buttons that Ally put in my Christmas stocking. It took a few tries, but I finally got the sides the way I wanted them too... do you like it?

I'm putting together a tutorial for you, so you can make one for your machine too. I hope to have it for you later this week....

Update... the tutorial is here!

What are you sewing lately?


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Cute!! I never cover my machine. I have an removable thread cone holder at the top of my machine. Would be such a pain to take that off all the time. I have the evening to myself so I worked on a Christmas swap gift for my upcoming ceramics holiday party. Got most of it done but got hungry so I quit for now. :)

Lisa said...

Love it! I need one for my overlocker that didn't come with a cover and I think a matching one for my machine, like you I have to unplug everything to put the cover on. Great idea!

Thearica said...

I am a bad sewer too but when I finish sewing I just get up and walk away... I love that fabric and need to get me some! and I might just make myself a cover too! Love yours!