Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Well Dressed Gal

I have had this little project on the bucket list for quite a while now. This little FW was shown a lot of love from her previous owner and I want to keep her as chip free as possible. But with moving her in and out of the little travel box, chips are sure to happen. The old gal needed some protective clothing. 

This is how you put her into the travel box, ahem......naked. The cord and petal fit into the box. You place the  attachments, thread, bobbins, etc in the top tray. And as careful as I want to be am, I know that chips are in our future. So, to remedy this ghastly disaster I wanted to make some sort of bags and cover for her.

Ta...da...I made a "sock" for the platform that lifts up, the platform will actually hit the screw that is in the "head" of the machine if you are not careful. Ouch! I made a lined bag for the cord and petal and another smaller quilted bag for the attachments. I wanted to quilt this bag to add extra padding to protect the attachments.

Here is the cover. Don't you just love the Mary Engelbreit fabric. I have had this in my stash for ages. I am trying to use my sister's sense of "use it or lose it". She is culling her fabric stash down by making her girls adorable clothing. Go and take a look at her and a friend's new sewing blog: ISewYouSew.

Now the cover is converted into a tote to carry your machine or to lower it down into the case. I don't have a pattern for the sock or two bags but you can find the pattern for the tote/dust cover on the blog CraftyHipster. If your machine is larger, just enlarge the pattern. I plan on making a dust cover for all of my machines. I am going to be very busy for a while :)

The dust cover turned upside down to form a tote. 

Birdseye view. All tucked in nice and neat. This was a fun project. The only thing that I changed from the pattern was the piping. I made my own. It is very simple to make. 3 yards of cording about 1/8"-1/4" diameter. I find that the smaller diameter cording is easier to sew onto a project, less bulky.

Have a goodnight and keep those crafty fingers busy,


  1. Brilliant and very pretty. Love that sweet fabric.

  2. What a lovely cover! And a lovely sewing machine, looks well cared for. Pam x

  3. A lovely idea. The cover and attachment bags are so cute and protect your cute little machine. Is this the one that was Kevin's great grangmom's? Good job dear daughter #1. Love mama

  4. Yes! Use it or lose it for sure!!! I am on a rampage and aaalllllllll my quilting cottons better be afraid, very afraid! I'm coming for 'em with all my patterns!! Love you sis and LOVE the tote for your beloved machine!


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