I’ve been procrastinating my next project because it’s not something I think I will enjoy the process of too much. But, I know I will enjoy the result, so by writing about it here, I hope to sufficiently motivate myself to start and finish it. I have all the supplies, so I have no excuse, right?
The Sewing Room Beautification Project
My sewing table, out of necessity, is right in front of the only window in my bedroom. I need the natural light. NEED IT. However, said window faces the entry walk to the house. If my shades are open, visitors are treated to the hind side of all my machines and my messy sewing table. When planning the window coverings, I thought only of blackout shades, not thinking that I might want something sheer during the daytime. Hindsight is 20/20 right?
Sew matching sewing machine covers for the three machines which do not already have covers. Find new organization tool to keep all notions/supplies tidy on sewing table. Keep sewing room AKA the bedroom neat.
Well, as you all know, I did find an awesome small drawer organization thingy (my technical term) at Home Depot a couple of months ago, which I spray painted to match my decor.
I also undertook a major overhaul of the sewing room which had become an embarrassing embarrassment.
So all that’s left to do is sew the sewing machine covers. I bought a natural canvas and some tan ribbon to decorate it with and even sewed up a mock up of the cover for my coverstitch machine.
As you can see above, the muslin doesn’t have much structure and sags in the front middle. My prototype is made up of one long rectangle for the back, top and front, and two side panels. So there are no actual seams at the top front and top back. I asked some of my sewing friends for ideas on how to ensure the canvas doesn’t sag like the muslin prototype does. I thought maybe I needed cut up the long rectangle to add seams at the top front and back. One person suggested piping, but I already knew that I wanted the tan ribbon to go from front to back and piping would disturb that detail. Another friend suggested I use fusible fleece to make the sides more rigid. Hmmm, that might work.
I have all my supplies, and I’ve written this public post to externally motivate myself. Now all I have to do is actually do this boring sewing. Ugh.
Are any of you doing boring sewing? Please tell me I’m not the only boring person. Please!
Wish me luck!