Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sewing Machine Cover

This Christmas I was so thrilled to get a sewing machine from my parents. I didn't want a machine what would overwhelm me with lots of bells and whistles, and this Janome has everything I need and is easy to use and thread. They purchased it from this great company Heuer's Sewing. Major bonus is that they do all of their repairs in shop, rather than sending them away.

The day after Christmas I bought some awesome fabric from Hobby Lobby (or Hobby Lobotomy as Dan calls it) with the idea of making a cover for the machine. A few days later, I made the basic cover, but there were still tweaks I wanted to make to it.

I cut an opening on the top for the handle, on the side for the power cord, and added a pocket to the front for the manual. A lot of topstitching was involved for these steps, which I am not so good at. Pretty dece for a first project!


  1. Oh my this is so sweet!
    A blog Ellie? I love it!

  2. Yay, thanks! Yes, I am blogging now! I wanted a place to keep track of all of the things I make and most importantly to share it with other people so they can make stuff, too!

    You're welcome to be a guest blogger on here sometime! ;)

  3. Oooh maybe I'll share my egg salad recipe...or start my own blog called, "Good Morning Egg Salad."

  4. Yes, your new blog will have only two posts:

    1. The egg salad recipe
    2. Your Ode to Egg Salad poem

  5. This cover is so cute! Love it. I need a sewing machine.

  6. Aren't you just the talented one?! Good job :-)