Monday, 18 June 2012
My sewing machine is happy
After being my sewing buddy for over a year now, my sewing machine now has its own fancy-pants cover!
So much better than the lousy flimsy plastic sheet thing that came with it! Let me pause here to say… I think it’s ridiculous that the sewing machine I bought, which is clearly geared towards quilters (it’s even called a Singer Confidence Quilter) came with a flimsy light plastic cover. Quilters go to quilt group. That requires taking your machine with you. Surely a hard cover would be a necessity? It came with an extension table and a heap of great quilting feet, but no hard cover? Really? At $500, I would have liked a hard cover for my sewing machine! What’s the deal?
Right. That’s out of my system. And there I will end my little rant on sewing machine covers. Because the lack of a proper cover led me to make this one and it’s pretty. So I’ll enjoy the pretty.
Plus I am happy that a UFO is no longer a UFO. It can now be happily added to my finished projects list. I started this one back in April and it stayed just a block while I pondered how to go about turning it into a sewing machine cover.
The block is paper pieced and believe it or not, this is a free pattern by the very talented Charise of Charise Creates. I so love her work. This is probably the hardest paper piece block I have tackled yet so I am thrilled with how it turned out.
The fabric is Purple Fan Flower from the Good Fortune range by Kate Spain. I used up the last I had of it on this sewing machine cover. A good use I say. Look, I even had the perfect sized strip to line up the back!
Originally I intended to make sides for the cover but I ran out of fabrics. So ribbon ties it is! They work perfectly though :)
So yay! A happy sewing machine. A happy me. Finished projects make me happy.
While I’m on about UFO’s becoming finished projects… I must join Fiona in pointing you over to Local Honey Crafts UFO Challenge. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and all you have to do to enter is finish off a UFO that you started before June and finished during June. Easy hey! You really ought to check it out, not many entries yet!