Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sewing Machine Cover





I've been meaning to make a sewing machine cover for some time now. When I won the Amy Butler fabric from Flamingo Toes I considered making one with some of that, but before I made my final decision I went through my fabric stash and rediscovered this really cool retro apron. I should have taken a picture of it when I started so you could see the "before". It was in really bad disrepair. There was a hole in one corner and the tie was ripped. I could just never bring myself to toss it because it was just so darn cute despite it's poor condition.


I always thought I might find a project for it that wouldn't stress it too much. I tossed it in a lingerie net bag and washed it on gentle and was super careful ironing it once it was dry. I had to piece the back section with the ironing woman fending off her man with the steaming iron. I cut the phrase in a separate piece and made a pocket with it. 

Plain white cotton for the sides, top and back. And now I have another reason to smile when I walk into my sewing room!

Maybe I'll tackle the ironing board cover next!


Have you made a cover for your sewing machine?


I'm joining DebbieDoo's and Fox Hollow Cottage Pin the Tail on the Bloggy. You should join us for the fun!


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22 comments:

  1. I love the 'Don't kiss me I'm busy!' saying. Don't we all feel like that when we are sewing? Very darling!

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  2. Love it!! Up cycled and one of kind! I made my cover out of a shirt!
    http://www.thecraftyscientist.com/2012/06/guest-post-jennifer-of-vintage-gwen.html

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  3. Great cover Tammy, looks fab and nice to be able to use some of the apron.......
    I think my machine needs a cover too......hmm, shall have to search through my fabric stash and see what's
    there...

    Claire :}

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  4. I need to make one...we have so much dust in this house! The apron sure made a perfect cover...one that is fun! Red always gives energy to a room! Hugs!

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  5. Hi Tammy, I love your cover! I'm planning on buying a new sewing machine and this would be a great way to cover up the plastic cover that comes with it. Thanks for sharing; you've been pinned! : ) I'm also a new follower through Linky. I'd love if you'd share your cover at my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on now thru Sunday.
    Barbe

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  6. This is seriously too cute1 I love the quote! I would so love for you to share this on my feature Friday linky party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  7. SUper cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  8. Looks great. I need to make a cover for my sewing maching- I just fling a big folded piece of fabric over it for now. I like yours a lot. Cx

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  9. Hahaha the picture is hilarious! Your machine cover looks great! It's cool that you repurposed a retro apron to make it.
    I made a machine cover last year and tried out free motion embroidery as decoration (http://unfortunatelyoh.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/sewing-machine-styling.html if you're interested!) but it turned out a bit wonky! Yours looks utterly fab!

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  10. How cute is that!!! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House tomorrow. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. Hi Tammy, wanted you to know you've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations!!!
    You can find the details on my blog post.
    Barbe

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  12. This was super cute. Thanks for joining my newbie party and the pinterest party.

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  13. That is so cute!! Following from the newbie party. :)

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  14. Just Adorable! I really need to make something pretty like this for my machine.

    I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award - check it out here -

    http://www.craftyincrosby.com/2012/07/liebster-blog-award.html

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  15. This is sooo sweet! I just adore the fabric and love that it was upcycled from an old apron! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo.. and oh silly me.. just realized I wasn't a follower.. but Now I AM!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  16. LOL!!! Love the picture and the quote. It's just perfect for a sewing machine cover. My sewing machine badly needs a cover, but it's going to be boring compared to this.

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