Saturday, 22 October 2011

Sewing room makeover Part 2

Other half home last night = stole an hour today to finish my sewing machine cover!

As I was making it I wasn't sure if it would be big enough - but its actually on the loose side. Its a little short too. My piecing on the patchwork strip wasn't all that accurate (I've never pieced 2" squares, and they're nowhere near as forgiving as 5" ones!), so I had to make it a little shorter than it was supposed to be. But still I LOVE it - and after all, my machine does so much hard work for me, I figure it deserves a snuggly little bed ;)

The fabric I used is the same as the mat. Both the cover and mat are quilted on fusible batting using a quilt as you go method. They're both lined with tomato Kona, and the cover also has heavy-weight interfacing on the back of all the batting. Both of these were really fun projects, and came together really fast - if you are interested in making the cover, you can actually buy the pattern here. The mat (along with a thread catcher and pincushion - my next projects) are available as a pattern as well. Mine ended up quite different, but the basic shapes and layout is the same.

xx Jess


Bloom said...

Jess, i am SO excited to see your version of my pattern. You have sewn it beautifully, and your choice of fabrics is inspiring! The red 'birdy-circley fabric' is stunning - I think I need some :) I love that your fabrics give the design such a different and original look. Yours makes me want to sew myself another one all over again! Best wishes, Ros x

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the lovely compliment Ros! Surface Art's website is definitely worth a look - such funky prints :) Thanks, am really chuffed!

Bloom said...

Jess, I am using my sewing machine cover & mat patterns to teach my very first workshop this week. I was wondering if I could use the photos of your version in an 'inspiration' slideshow on my blog? Ros

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Hi Ros,
Absolutely! Wow, that's a huge compliment :)