Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sewing Machine Cozy - It's My Party Day 3

Welcome to the third day of It’s My Party and I’ll Craft if I Want To! Amy (from Ameroonie Designs) and I are celebrating our birthdays all week by sharing our favorite things and projects that we made just for us. Monday I shared my dumpling pouch and quilt color choices. Yesterday I shared my favorite everyday things. Today I’m sharing a project, my new sewing machine cozy...


Love this! I'm so happy with how it turned out. I followed Ellen Luckett Baker's (the long thread) free pattern. And lucky for me, the dimensions in the pattern were a perfect fit for my machine. I made an unintentional modification, though. The original pattern called for the three string-pieced sections to be of equal width. I accidentally shortchanged the first piece on my first cut, so I improvised and made the first and third pieces skinnier than the center piece. (And you probably never would have known if I hadn't said anything :)


The lining is fabric that was left over from the crib skirt my mother-in-law sewed for me before my oldest was born. I had a ton of it left over and wasn't sure what I'd end up using it for someday. This seemed like a good time to cut into it...


I was a little nervous about sewing canvas, but I broke out my denim needle, and I had no trouble at all. I assumed that this project was going to be long and involved and would take me forever, but it really went pretty quickly. I'm glad I went for it... I keep peeking in my sewing closet to get a look at it :)


Make sure you check out Amy’s sewing machine cover today over on Ameroonie Designs. I love seeing her take on a similar project…


Stay tuned for a crafty/sewing themed favorites post tomorrow and the awesome giveaways on both blogs Friday!

11 comments:

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love it, too!! I want one! ;)

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love it Gwen. It's absolutely gorgeous. And the lining is just perfect!
xoxo

Impera_Magna said...

Excellent sewing machine cozy... very very nice indeed!

Debra said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you chose!

Simone de Klerk said...

Yumyum! And what a lovely 'mistake' you made. I don't think I could stop looking at it either.
Thank you for the link!

Jodi said...

Oh, how cute! I really need to get one made for my machine! I am headed over for the pattern.

jodi

Michele Pacey said...

Your cover rocks Gwen, I love those stripey stripes!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That is a beautiful cover, your work is perfect. Looks so tailored.

Lori Kae said...

Love it! It screams happy :)

prsd4tim2 said...

Oh, very cute! Love your sewing machine cozy!

Karen Ackva said...

That is down right gorgeous!! I love the simple pattern cut into three picture! Stunning and very effective!!

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