Sunday, July 22, 2012

Less of everything, more of sewing

Lately I have decided to spend less time in blogland and work on enhancing my sewing skills instead. It's not going as well as I had planned but there has been some progress. 

I finally completed my sewing machine cover. It was completely customized to my needs. It was certain that I would use it only if it was easy enough for me to put on and take off. I would not use it, if there was more than one step to the process. I am a big champion of ease of use. If the extra spool or the extension table had to be removed for the cover to be put back on, I would eventually stop using it. One easy swoop on and off was the primary requirement.

This is what I came up with:
I can just put it on without the removing the extension table or the extra spool or the FHM lever.

It fits snuggly when none of the extra attachments are in place. I don't even have to undo the power cord.

I added two flaps to every corner which I will sew press buttons or velcro to, this will allow me to seal the machine completely when required.
I was pretty proud of this cover as I thought it up as I went along. Did not need to blindly follow a tutorial, my first step towards sewing independently. It however did not start as well, initially when I was quilting the pieces there was much sliding of the quilt sandwich even though I had basted it with pins. I had to undo it a few times before I got the right presser foot setting to prevent this from happening.

This project had really been dragging, since I could not decide what sort of cover I should make. I had picked out the fabric for it a while back and even made a pouch with it before starting on the cover itself.


  1. That's really nice! Is that your own design, original, if it is you could sell it on Craftsy as a pattern!

  2. I did not refer to any pattern, at first I thought of putting zippers in the corners but that is unidirectional and you cannot skip so tabs with press buttons is a better idea. Hmm selling a pattern wouldn't I have to first research to see if someone already has this? I have always been skeptical of these things.

  3. I'm with you - need a simple cover so I can use it easily! Love what you came up with!


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