Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crafts From Scraps


Since I leave my sewing machine out on the worktable in my studio
all of the time, I decided that it needed a cover.  Not wanting to spend
any money on it, I just went through old bits of fabrics, trims and buttons
until I found enough to make a cover.  I didn't have a pattern, I just
made it up as I went along.





I decided to add a pocket to the front because I need to be better organized.
I am forever misplacing things like reading glasses, rulers, rippers, etc.





I found some ribbon to use as closures at each end.






Well, there you have it.  Any ideas how long I will stay organized?
Your guess is as good as mine.



Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

36 comments:

  1. That is darling!! Love the chenille. At least, you have a good start!

    Have a great day. Sun is shining here but wind is blowing 50 mph.

    Judy

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    1. It's always windy in OK isn't it? It's sunny here too today and also windy, but it often is near the Gulf.

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  2. That is so cute. I love the softness of Chenille. I like the pockets as well. Have a good day.

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    1. I have been hanging on to this little piece of chenille forever. Never knew what to do with it before. Sometimes I guess it pays to be a pack rat :-)

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    1. Mostly it is washable, but that pocket is felt, so I don't know for sure how well it will wash.

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  4. ....just as cute as a button. :)

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  5. That took my breath when I first opened your post - absolutely love it. And desperately need to make one for my machine, love the style you chose - and the design on it is so pretty.

    Hugs ~ Mary

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    1. Since you are a sewer I know you have lots of fabric stashes. Just get them out and let your imagination run wild!

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  6. This is very cute and handy, too! I love seeing crafts come out of these gorgeous rooms and studios!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. I have not had much time to do any crafts lately and I really enjoyed this.

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  8. This is so sweet and I love Chenille. Love this idea and it is so adorable to look at. A wonderful addition to your craft sewing room. You are amazing.

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  9. Very creative! Love the soft colors.

    Jocelyn

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  10. that is so sweet and a great way to organize.
    Cathy

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    1. I need all the organizational help I can get.

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  11. oh my, Susan, how adorable! When I first clicked I thought it was going to be a cute kitchen towel or something, but what a brilliant sewing machine cover! The pocket is brilliant too, just adorable!
    Jenna

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  12. Adorable! I recognized those flowers right away. I've got that same bedspread and here's one of the things I made from it:
    http://daranger911.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-wear-bedspread.html

    Now you've got me thinking about what to do with the rest of it!

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    1. I will come see your bedspread. Actually, this was a rectangle of chenille I picked up several years ago at JoAnn fabrics. I put it away because I never decided what to do with it until now.

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  13. This is adorable! I have yet to make a sewing machine cover...have the plastic one on it and an old valance wrapped around that and always tell myself that I should put aside a day to make one. Yet, any patterns or tutorials I've seen are for full covers, with a pieced pattern, and look like a lot of work. Now yours might take a lot of work but it looks enjoyable and fun. I think I'll pin this and refer back and try to come up with something like it down the line! :) So cute!

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    1. This was really simple. Just start with a piece to cover your machine and go from there.

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  14. Now Susan if that's not the cutest cover ever! I love the chenille pattern and the sweet little pocket in front. Great job!

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  15. Precious I really need to drag out the scrap box and play!

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  16. How adorable. You've inspired me to make one too. I leave mine out all the time too and it gets so dusty.

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  17. I love it! What a fabulous idea. I'd love to leave my machine out instead of packing it away after each use, so maybe I'll make a cover. Love the idea of the pocket on front, too!

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  18. Hi Susan, you did a great job on the sewing machine cover, very pretty. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  19. That is the cutest sewing machine cover ever! My cover is kinda plain & boring. It's green w' pink ribbon edging the bottom & little fabric rosettes here & there. I saw some cute fabric at JoAnn's where I work w' sewing items all over it. I went to buy some & couldn't find it. Must have sold it all. I was so bummed but now that I've seen yours I'm thinking I might try something similar. I too am in love w' chenille. Especially vintage style. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  20. That's adorable, really adorable, My machine sits out and I need to make one up too. I just seen Debra's from Frugal Little Bunglow's. So now you have inspired me too. I agree with Deb, cutest sewing machine cover I've ever seen.

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  21. I just saw Debra's, too and they are both adorable! I like your pocket for keeping things handy! I need to be next to make one! My house is so dusty! I'm going back to look again! WOW! What a great idea! Hugs!

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  22. Gorgeous, I have been to Debra"s Blog the machine covers are so creative so now I have all these ideas popping into my head. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. OMEarsAndWhiskers!!! i love it! Cutest little sewing machine cover i have ever seen! i am so impressed with your choice of fabric, your design, your ability to make it look so professsional yet so homey. Oh, i am just over the top with this one. You have truly amazed me this morning. i cannot wait to get started on my own.i hope i can find some cute chenille and a cute little fabric piece to match. i won't use felt on the pocket although i know it looks so precious. My house is so dusty though, that i will need to laundry it from time to time. i thank you so much for the idea.

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