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2014 January 28
by elizabeth_admin

The Sewing Room Beautification Project (SRBP) is complete!  I finished the first sewing machine cover last weekend and then it took me all week to work up the courage to be bored by the last two covers, which I did yesterday in two hours.  I can’t believe I procrastinated an entire week for just two hours?!  Oh the humanity!

Well, on to the dets.  Basically, I measured each machine and cut out three rectangles for each cover based on those measurements.  The largest rectangle covers the back, top and front of the machine and two smaller rectangles are the sides.  I sewed each side to the large rectangle cutting a slit in the seam allowance into the large rectangle whenever I had to pivot at the corners of the cover.  Before sewing, I fused fusible fleece to each piece to stiffen the entire cover.  Then, I fused and sewed a grosgrain ribbon down the center of the large rectangles for the trim using a long stitch and white topstitching thread and needle.

Here’s my sample topstitching.



Et voilá, custom sewing machine covers to match my decor and hide the machines in front of the big picture window.  The picture window is now picturesque.  Of course, there is the other practical benefit that my machines will be less dusty from now on as well.

1st one done

1st one done








Hmmm…   Now that I see this exterior picture, I think I need to rearrange the placement of my machines so that the drawer doohickey is either on the far left or the far right so that it is hidden by the curtains.  It’s not that photogenic from behind.  But that’s an easy fix.

I’m pretty excited that this project is now complete as it was weighing on me for a while.  And now I can concentrate on fun sewing, like selfishly making something for myself.  Yeah!

Happy non-home dec and selfish sewing!


15 Responses leave one →
  1. January 28, 2014

    E., that is so fresh and so clean! Love how it all works together…but is it going to stay that way? 😉

  2. January 28, 2014

    I’m impressed! Goodness, does the sun ALWAYS shine in California?

  3. January 28, 2014

    What a neat and orderly exterior and interior view! Should make for some great sewing adventures.

  4. January 28, 2014

    It looks like three gifts, waiting to be unwrapped!

  5. January 28, 2014

    OMG – those are awesome! The space looks a zillion times better. Excellent work! I have to do this now!

  6. January 28, 2014

    Even though I thought no need for such effort for covers, I think yours look very stylish. Great job!

  7. January 28, 2014

    love the uncluttered look and the clean simple lines 🙂

  8. Judi permalink
    January 29, 2014

    WOW…they are very nice!!! Thank you for the instructions!!!!

  9. January 30, 2014

    Bet you’re glad that’s finished! They look smart but oh home dec sewing is so dull when you’re doing it. Hope you’ve got something enjoyably frivolous lined up for yourself next!

  10. January 30, 2014

    They look awesome!

  11. January 30, 2014

    Ooh, I was thinking the same thing that Marianne said: they look like wrapped-up presents!

  12. February 3, 2014

    I love your machine covers! That’s always on my to-do list year after year. I love how classy yours look!

  13. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2014

    Oh, what nice straight stitching! Which machine is that on?

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      February 9, 2014

      I used my featherweight for almost the entire project. For the topstitching, I used a topstitching needle and topstitching thread.

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