Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

 

Sewing Machine Cover

I decided that my desk/sewing table would not be clean clean until I made a sewing machine cover. I had been eyeing the Spool Quilt in Alexia Abegg’s Liberty Love: 25 Projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics ever since I got it. While everyone was drooling over the Marcelle Quilt in that book (which is gorgeous, don’t get me wrong), the spools were always the ones that caught my eye. Not having the time to make a full quilt, I could definitely make enough blocks for a sewing machine dust cover. Each block is 4 spools/14″ x 14″, and after taking loose measurements over and across my machine, I knew I needed exactly 2 blocks. Boom…

Sewing Machine Cover
8 spools, most prints from the Liberty Art Fabrics “Stile” collection, one Tana Lawn, and some other fabrics I pulled from my stash. I quickly made 4 ties using the same Kona “Bone” I used for the background of the spools and the binding.
Sewing Machine Cover
And lookie, it’s reversible! The back is one of my favorite prints from the Stile collection (use what I’m in love with, that’s my new mantra with fabric… no hoarding!).
Sewing Machine Cover
I did the all over loopy free-motion quilting that Alexia did in the book. It was quick and easy to do with my Bernina Stitch Regulator. I love that little thing.
Here is a side view of it tied around the machine. It pulls off without untying, and looks a million times better than the hand towel I have been using to cover “The Dear One”, as I call it.
Sewing Machine Cover
Sew on everyone! Dust-free! (I’ll be back at cleaning my studio.)

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10 Comments
  • Betz

    August 9, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Love it! I should totally make one of those.

  • jess

    August 9, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Use what you love! genius. I’s time I stopped hoarding myself. Great reminder!

  • erin

    August 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

    it looks great! i still have so much studio organizing to do. you have now given me the perfect procrastination tool!

  • Karen@Mix•Ture43

    August 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful, gorgeous colours. x

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you Betz! I tried to comment on your newest post from my phone (which I can’t do) but I love your newest bag kits/sets! What a great idea!

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you Jess! It feels good to have the fabric out to enjoy it, I recommend sewing with all your favorites! : D

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished space!

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you Karen!

  • Cruz

    August 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

    So lovely! Thanks for the inspiration…

  • Molly

    August 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    you would not believe what a relief it is to know your Dear One was put to bed under a tea towel until recently. i’ve got time… and a shred of pride back 🙂
    (this new cover, by the way, is so completely wonderful!)