This cute bundle of pretty fabrics has been in my sewing box for simply AGES and it was the perfect choice for my latest project. These are a selection from the "Stitches" collection by Lynette Anderson Designs for Henry Glass & Co (from a few years ago now - ) and I'd got the perfect pink variegated Aurifil thread for quilting these pretty fabrics. I'd seen some sewing machine covers on an Instagram page that I follow, Lizzie The Quilter. Her blog is here. I downloaded a PDF pattern from her Etsy shop, and soon got to work machine piecing lots of squares together. The front pocket is neatened with binding, and I added a style idea of my own - some bright red cotton lace trimming, to match the "red" on my Bernina sewing machine. I used pellon felted polyester wadding for this, and quilted both the pocket and the cover in straight rows 0.5" apart...
...and here's the completed sewing machine cover! The pocket at the front is just the right size for storing the extension table and instruction manual. This is ideal for keeping the dust off my machine when I keep it out for a few days, as I don't have a special sewing room yet - my sewing table has to be hastily converted back to a dining table at meal times! This was really simple to make, and I might have to stitch up a few of these for for gifts for my sewing friends.
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.