Friday, March 8, 2013

Sewing and stamping–my new sewing machine cover

Hello there… thank you for swinging by.

I was so sick this week I did not craft or spent much time in my craft room at all. Today I went in the room to tidy up a bit and thought I could take at some photos of the sewing machine cover I made for my machine about 2 weeks ago and post the pictures onto my blog.

I know the photos are not great… I did not pull any of my daylight lamps out from the other room and my furniture are all black so the light I get from the window does not reflect very much. Hopefully you still find this posting interesting to still read further and might want to try to make one yourself.Claudia_Rosa_sewing machine cover_4
I was surprised how easy it was to pull this off. I had some extra fabric when my mother in law made for my kitchen curtains. I like the simple but heavier fabric and the colors go nicely with my craft room. I draped the fabric over my machine – measuring the widest and longest point and than from there I just pinned and sewed.

Since the cover does have a left and a right side – I wanted a little focal point image so I know right away what is the front is. I wanted a image that is timeless and pretty… the cute flower vases I found in Magnolias Valentines Collection was just what I was looking for. The image was stamped onto a canvas style fabric with Versa Craft stamp pad and carefully and quickly colored in with Copic markers. I also added some Stickles.. not sure if that would do well if I wash the cover but I don’t care right now about it. I just love the sparkle.

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Here is a shot to show you what I mean with left and right side – I did not close one seam to the right all the way for the cables. This way the cover slides nicely over the machine and does not sit crooked over it.

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Here is a shot from the right side.. you can see the box type sewing I did to the corners – when you have your fabric left side just pinch “like” triangles, pin and sew over it – turn fabric inside out and it will look like this.

Oh, I also used some wide cream twine I kept from some Pottery Barn Kids bedding and I stamped all around the twine with a pretty bold lettered sentiment stamp “hello, you” and sewed the ribbon to the front and back horizontally. I kept it simple with additional decorations just some seam binding ribbon in cream with a pretty sparkle button and a deep red felt flower.

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that’s it. If you are interested in a better explanation how I sewed it.. leave me a comment – I might make a second cover for my friend Tammi (if she likes this one) and I could take some photos and post those to the blog later.

Well… I go and lay for a little while onto the sofa before I have to get my kids from school. I hope you are all well and I see you soon again.
With love

Claudi

12 comments:

Sandra H said...

This is a brilliant cover for your sewing machine and l'm so pleased your sharing it with us today, hope your feeling better xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

I'm so glad I subscribe to you tehee <3 This is utterly cute wow! Last nigh tI was telling my hubby that my machine needed a cover.I told him I seen some done but I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SEW LOL! All I know is to sew around a card baaahaaaa. Anyways I'll be looking out for your next post :) Thanks for sharing this GORGEOUS Project and oh yeah what a beautiful stamp never seen it before <3

XX
Ruby

BA said...

love your cover my dear!!
xoxo BA

Audrey Frelx said...

I love your cover! The "hello you" trim, the bling and the roses... it's just so pretty!

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What a gorgeous sewing machine cover. I could do with one of those =) Hope you feel better soon. Em x

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Tammi said...

Claudia I love how it turned out, so unique and pretty...you know I love anything you make! :) ~hugs

Becky said...

wow girl, you are so creative! I love this cover, and the cute little image.