I know I am supposed to be working on this. However, I got a little sidetracked. I saw a great tutorial from Not Nigella on Sew Mama Sew yesterday, for a sewing machine cover. I love my machine, but her plastic cover isn't exactly pleasing to the eye. I was also itching for a quick and easy project.
Here is my cover before. (No, I did not bring my whole sewing machine outside, just the cover)
Plain, ugly, boring......
Here she is after! Isn't she lovely : )
I thought she needed two outfits, so I made it reversible
and to make her look a little fancier, I added an embroidered detail around the bottom, instead of just plain top stitching.
I used Nigella and Midwest Modern fabric, both from Amy Butler. The Nigella fabric was really nice for this because it is upholstery weight and holds it's shape well. I would probably use interfacing if using only regular quilting weight fabric. I am thinking some of the new Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room fabric would be perfect for this.
I wasn't a complete slacker, I did start cutting out the pattern for my top. I need to get on the ball if I want to wear it Friday.
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