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    I made Louise a cover ...

    My White DRESSMASTER ~aka~ Louise came to me with no case. So I decided to make her a cover.

    In keeping with my Whacky bag motif I made it to match.







    It should be noted that I used Louise to sew this with completely. This machine is sooooo very easy to control that back tacking with it is a breeze even though it has no reverse or back tack feature.
    And even though it is a friction wheel drive she lacks nothing when it comes to sewing though multiple layers of fabric. In several areas of the cover there was two layers of outer fabric, two layers of pelon stiffener, two layers of felt and 4 layers of the seam binding. She waltzed through it like is was two layers of muslin.

    Joe

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    Nice cover for a nice machine. You can't beat the old girls for sewing through layers.

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    Joe,

    If you look real close in your photo, it appears Louise is smiling (the reflection in her light).

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    Oh, she will be so happy to have a new party dress to keep her warm. And it's a lovely one, too. Did you follow a pattern or just draw on your creative skills?

    I came across a pattern for one once in a library book and made a few for my girls, but yours is quite lovely.
    Dorothy in PA

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    Veeeerrrrryyy Nice...Both machine and cover.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    Dorothy,

    I just took measurements so the cover would be snug around the base of the machine then started sewing 3.5" squares together.
    Basically it's a rectangle.

    I haven't made anything from a pattern yet. Perhaps someday.

    Joe

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    She has a lovely home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Dorothy,

    I just took measurements so the cover would be snug around the base of the machine then started sewing 3.5" squares together.
    Basically it's a rectangle.

    I haven't made anything from a pattern yet. Perhaps someday.

    Joe
    Excellent! You did a great job! Don't ya just love those vintage workhorses?
    Dorothy in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by totosmom View Post
    Excellent! You did a great job! Don't ya just love those vintage workhorses?
    Yes I do. They maybe be noisy and crotchety but they just don't quit.

    I've started making Minerva my Minnesota Mdl B a cover. This 100 year old lady sews straight and true but somewhat slow. She started out life as a treadle machine but was converted to electric and put in a home made base who knows when.
    I'm making her a whacky cover too. 3.5" squares, with a stiffener and an inner layer. This one I'm gonna quilt too.


    Joe

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    What fun! I need to make some for machines. I also think when I have some spare time I'm going to sew up some little pads to slip underneath the pressed foot. I think it was you who said you did that. I'll need a few but I can use my scraps of fabric which will be perfect. I also started unstitching a failed project that works as a slip cover for my featherweights bed. So I'm undoing the seams and cutting it down to size and re-sewing it!! should work great.
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