|Year of the Scrap
There are so many wonderful FREE tutorials and patterns available that choosing which to make is almost as hard as choosing which scraps to use first! Here are just a few to whet your appetite....
|Our own wonderful Susie's Sewing Machine Cover
|Sew Delicious's Patchwork Cover
|'Notes from the Patch' Unquilted Cover complete with Side Pockets
|The Union Jack is a panel so it could easily become Stars-and-Stripes
|The Long Thread's Free PDF Pattern
|During Quiet Time's Stunning Cover
|Ellyn's Place Sewing Machine Cover - love the button idea
|Sew Inspired - so easy.
And here is one from Cotton Creations complete with GIANT rick-rack specially for our Amy (Amy loves playing with rick-rack, trim and fabulous fabric combinations) ....
|Cotton Creations Tutorial over a Pine Needles
My machine is very small (15” wide x 12” high x 8” deep) as I need to take it out and about with me. For this reason, I have decided to use the patchwork cover from Sew Delicious as inspiration but make a few changes (pockets on the side panels for stencils and cutters, a rounded top to fit snuggly and a hole in the top for the sewing machine handle to poke through).
|Pretty fabric scraps get a new lease of life
|Side Panels with lined pockets
In the meantime, pop over to Susie's Sunroom to see what she's up to. And if you have a cover you've made, whether recently or an old favourite, then be sure to post a photo of it on the Across the Pond Flickr group. We all need a little eye-candy-inspiration.
Sew until next time .....