Selvage Sewing Machine Cover


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Well, LOOK AT THAT!!

My new Selvage Sewing Machine Cover.

When I chopped off this section, I knew exactly what I would make. I wanted to use mostly browns, rust and beiges. That’s why I had to cut into the selvage piece I made last week.

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These are the fabrics I used in addition to the selvages. Brown with large white dots for the back. Brown dotted swiss and an orange FQ.

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Quilting was double straight lines two inches apart.

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I used this Hera Marker from Clover.

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It works fantastic for marking straight lines without actually marking up the fabric. I worked ahead and marked up to three lines. I love it!! And plan to use it every chance I get.

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You can see the lines I made (faintly) here in this photo.

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After finishing the quilting, I decided to add a pocket. I hated covering up the selvages (after all that work) but I really wanted a pocket in the front. I remembered I had this fabric with sewing machines in my stash.

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And made my pocket.

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Next, I made the side ties from the brown polka dot fabric and sewed on the top this ribbon that looks like a tape measure.

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If you have never tried the SnapSetter, then run out and buy one now. It is so easy to use. I borrowed hubby’s old hammer. He doesn’t mind me using his tools as long as they look old and decrepit like this. :D

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This is one of the snaps on the sewing machine cover.

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Whew!! Now that I have shown you how I made it, let me show you how I will use it. It won’t just be a blanket for my beloved Memory Craft Janome.

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Many uses are planned for this baby.

It will also be a mat/thread catcher under my sewing machine.

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A table runner.

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And lastly, a wall hanging when the sewing machine is in use.

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You can see the hanging tabs here on the back.

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So… that’s another of my selvage projects. Plus I finished two more Christmas tree mug rugs. Just need to take photos. And I have to show you my latest 20 charity pillow cases.

What crafting are you doing? Do tell.


Linking to…

http://www.conniekresin.com/2012/12/linky-party-tuesday.html

http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/

http://aroundtheblockdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/really-random-thursday-112912.html

http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2012/11/we-did-it-wednesday_27.html

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2012/11/finish-it-up-friday-113012.html

http://www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2012/11/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-its-little-things.html

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com/2012/11/link-finish-friday-43.html

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12 comments on “Selvage Sewing Machine Cover

  1. Lennette says:

    Another beautifully creative project you made! if I had just half of your energy, creativity and ability, I’d be a happy crafter!!!

  2. Deb says:

    Clever, functional AND beautiful! Great job!! And, thanks for reminding me that I have one of those Hera markers hiding somewhere… such a great tool.

  3. tubakk says:

    So fantastic. You have now inspired me to make a cover like this for my own sewing machine. Thank you!

  4. Shan says:

    That is totally COOL!!! I’ll bet you could sell a bunch of those if you wanted to! ;-)

  5. Gaby says:

    Lovely! :)

  6. Susie @Bowdabra says:

    Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your cool sewing project in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  7. Lynette says:

    Hmmm. . . OK, OK. . . I guess I need to cave and pick up a hera marker to try out. :D Cool selvage cover!

  8. I LOVE that you linked because this sewing machine cover is the BEST! super versatile. Cool fabric for the pocket.

  9. Lesley says:

    Fantastic project with so many uses! Yay you!

  10. Connie says:

    What a great way to use your selvage pieces and I can’t believe the neat ways you can use it! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  11. Lorna D in KZN says:

    WOW, now definitely no throwing away of my selvage edges. What a wonderful tip.

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