Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My sewing machine cover

We have a new challenge,thanks to Kandy and BQL. Each month we will be asked to make something useful, and eventually we will have some presents ready for Christmas. Such a good idea.

For January we were asked to make a sewing machine cover.

Here we go.
 My idea was to make some irregular log cabin blocks, these will become 7" squares. I needed 9 of them.
The problem is that this design kind of disappeared at the end. Maybe it was too small.

 This is the squared up block, on purpose skewed.

 Then I cut it into 4 squares 3 1/2". Mix and match them  to make a panel. Mine was 18" by 18", to fit the blocks and I added 2 bands of fabric to have a finished main part of 18" by 20", to cover the front, top and back of my machine.
To make your own measure your machine and try to find a size of block that will work.

 This is my panel finished and quilted. I still need to cut the wadding on the sides.

 These are my side shapes, again it depends on the machine you have. The pieces of fabric are quilted with simple straight lines.

 Now I cheated a bit. As my side panel seemed to be a bit too long, I matched the centre of the panel with the centre of the side part. The side was longer but it was easy to cut down after sewing. At the same time I caught my inside binding to hide the seams inside. It is all neat after some hand stitching.

 This is the cover before putting the final binding at the bottom.
As you can see this cover is for my machine when it is inserted in the sewing table. I do have a hard cover when carrying it.

 Side view !

View of the top.

It's all finished with binding done. Nice and cosy. It is really cold outside.

Have fun sewing.



QuiltandPatch said...

Lovely cover Pascale!

Irene said...

That is lovely and so useful Pascale

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Sort of a disappearing 9 patch but a crazy patch version? It looks great, and such delicate fabrics, really lovely. I haven't it my head around the challenges this year or last, but some lovely ideas!