Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Finally got around to...

...to making myself a new sewing machine cover.
The cover before was only the cheap plastic one it had come with and it was looking rather tatty and worn, plus plain white is far too boring for my liking!


I was having a browse on Pinterest at the different types of sewing machine covers for ideas and I particularly liked this one, which then led me to this brilliant tutorial.


It came together really quickly, it only took me a little time yesterday evening and then I finished it off this morning when Rose was having a nap. It's such a simple design, just a rectangle shape of patchwork squares backed with fabric and fastened with 8 ribbons sewn to the sides of the cover.





The fabric I used for the patchwork squares was from my Sophie layer cake from Moda and the pink backing fabric was from my visit to The Make Lounge in London.


I made this drawstring bag for my Sister-in-law, she wanted something to keep all her finger-puppets in for her class (she's a reception teacher). 


Here are a few photo's of our garden at the moment...
The tulip's are about to bloom! :-)





I'm going to carry on with my paper-pieced patchwork I'm working on at the moment, it really is the best little project to have on the go while curled up on the sofa watching a little tv! :-)

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27 comments:

  1. That turned out so well! And what a great mix of fabrics. I really like the "Sophie" fabrics - great colours and prints!

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  2. I love your sewing machine cover - those fabrics are so pretty! I have thought about making a cover for mine, but then I use it every single day nearly, so probably would never actually put it on!! The garden flowers look lovely too - hope they don't get snowed on this week! :D Jenny

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  3. What a brilliant cover...love the colours too.
    Your garden is looking so pretty with all it's blooms :o)
    did you get that lovely drop of rain last night? i stood outside in my nightie...i was so excited!!!
    love jooles x

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  4. Your sewing machine cover very pretty, I keep meaning to make one but with 5 sewing machines to cover I think I'll leave it for another day! Although seeing how pretty your workspace looks perhaps I need to have a rethink!!!

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  5. I've been meaning to make a cover for my sewing machine for ages, thank you for the link!! Yours looks lovely... such pretty fabric and ribbon.
    Your garden is looking very pretty too, I do love Spring blooms :-)

    Have a great day Ashley xx

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  6. It looks lovely, such pretty fabric too.
    Your garden is blooming!! mine looks like it's been abandoned, I keep ignoring it hoping it changes overnight....

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  7. That is such a pretty cover, Ashley! I need to make one for my sewing machine too, so I hope it is ok if I follow the same tutorial as you. ;)
    Your garden is looking so beautiful!
    xx

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  8. Such a pretty cover..I love your choice of fabrics.
    Your garden is looking just lovely :)

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  9. How pretty! I need to do the same with my sewing machine!

    I am about to make my Mum two chair covers using the Sophie layer cake fabric! Seeing it here is wonderful as I get a glimpse of how it will look when sewn together.

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  10. Great job on the sewing machine cover, I love how you have used ribbon for the sides instead of fabric, this always looks hard to me using fabric all the way around but your idea is much prettier and easier, well done you :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  11. Hi Ashley - I have been trying to think what to make first on my new sewing maching and the cover is a perfect idea. It will be my first machine sewing since I was 17 so wish me luck!! What is 'paper-pieced patchwork'? Have a lovely day. Lily. xxx

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  12. So sweet, and practical too! Your flower snaps are lovely - I especially love the fritillaria, which is a plant I keep meaning to buy!
    x

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  13. Ooo I really like the sewing machine cover - I might have a go for mine. Such a cold snowy day here - I have been happily sewing and watching the snowflakes fall.

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  14. Love the sewing machine cover - love the colours and the garden is looking fab too x x x x

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  15. Hi sweet Ashley! Your sewing machine cover is beautiful! I love the fabric and the patchwork! The drawstring bag is so sweet! Your garden is gorgeous! So many pretty flowers blooming! Thank you for sharing! xo~ Paula

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  16. What an absolutely stunning cover hon! As soon as I saw your picture I just knew I would have to make one too. I currently have one of those nasty plastic covers on mine - my craft table will look waaaaaaaay prettier if I can manage to make something like yours! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Leah
    xx

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  17. That cover is gorgeous, pretty, practical, and speedy ... the best kind of project!

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  18. Gorgeous - what a great idea. Your garden photos are lovely too. Hoping you hvae a lovely easter. Lorraine x

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  19. Love it! What a fab idea! Loving your work! I'm enjoying discovering your blog!

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  20. Now that is just such a pretty thing- and useful too! Who could not like it?!
    Very lovely.
    And gorgeous pics of your garden, too!
    Have a happy Easter weekend.
    Xx

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  21. love the machine cover! great idea for patchwork!- looks beautiful ;0)x

    Lovely images of you and rose at the farm too;0) happy Easter! xx

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  22. Wow, it's beautiful! You've inspired me to do the same - mine is still in it's tatty white plastic cover!

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  23. Beautiful idea and beautiful fabrics. Thanks for bringing a little more spring to my living room.

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  24. I love the colourful fabric of your sewing machine cover.

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  25. I think it may be time to dig out some pretty fabrics, I love the simplicity of your cover. so pretty.
    Off to check out the tutorial.

    Beki xx

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  26. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love Katie xx

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