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    Angry Sewing machine covers

    Does any one have a tutorial for making a sewing machine cover
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    There are several online. I'm going to make one, too, but haven't decided on which one to make or what fabric I want to use yet. Good luck!

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    Funny you should ask; I have just finished the photos for just that! I will let you know when I get them all posted.
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    Pics are here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1141131...eat=directlink

    I'm still working on the captions; feel free to let me know where you need help.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    K9 seen your toot it is really nice and easy pics are very easy to understand. will be making a few. thanks for sharing..

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    Am I missing the written instructions? The pics are really nice."
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    Fabric.com tuts have a very simple one I use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by annt59 View Post
    Am I missing the written instructions? The pics are really nice."
    She is working on the captions for those pictures and will load when she is done. Great pictures too! Can't wait for your tute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnn Calhoun View Post
    Does any one have a tutorial for making a sewing machine cover
    here is a link to one I made recently. I love it, it was pretty easy to do. The pattern was in one of my many quilting magazines. If you like it, PM me and I will dig thru my magazines and let you know which one. Or I can mail you a copy if you send me a SAE. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...r-t192968.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    Pics are here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1141131...eat=directlink

    I'm still working on the captions; feel free to let me know where you need help.
    Well done! That was just what I needed to get started. Thanks K9!

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    Here's some instructions for making a reversible cover. I've gotten one started but haven't finished it yet.

    http://wendigratz.blogspot.com/2012/...-go-naked.html
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    The captions are done. You have to click on each pic or view the slideshow to read all the instructions.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Go to: Tipnut.com...........click on "sewing machine covers".........there are approx. 18 different covers with directions...........FREE

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    I like your beautiful picture, but how did you make it? Is there a tutorial? I have the Janome 6600 machine, and it is quite large. So the regular patterns offered won't fit.
    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    Pics are here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1141131...eat=directlink

    I'm still working on the captions; feel free to let me know where you need help.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    The captions are done. You have to click on each pic or view the slideshow to read all the instructions.
    Wonderful tute! Thanks.
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    When the picture comes up there is a little box with lines in it.... I found out if I clicked on it, I could see the written portion, thanks for all your work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2 View Post
    I like your beautiful picture, but how did you make it? Is there a tutorial? I have the Janome 6600 machine, and it is quite large. So the regular patterns offered won't fit.
    Measure around your machine at its widest point. Your tape does not have to be snug or necessarily straight to get this measurement. Divide that by half and add 3 inches. This is your width measurement. On a FW, this comes to 20 inches, so a FQ will usually do. Then measure from the center front, over the top and down the middle of the back. This is your height.

    Let's say your final width is 24 and your height is 27. (these are just out of the blue numbers.)

    If you have a FQ you want to use and it measures 18 x 20:
    We need to add 2 inches to the 20" side, so sew a 2.5" strip to each 18 inch side.
    Now sew a 10 inch border strip to both of the 20 inch sides. When the border is folded and sewn, you will add 4.5" to each side. two sides x 4.5 inches = 9" plus the 18 inches you have on the FQ=27 inches.
    And you are good to go.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I've just measured my machine from all sides and looking down from the top, made my own custom pattern. My machine has a handle on the top, so I added a cut-out space for that, put binding on the cut edges. I don't have to remove the cover if I need to move my machine off the table.

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    Fireworks lover, that's a good point about the handle. I will usually put in a large 'buttonhole' on the top for machines with handles, although I think binding will look extra nice!
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I just made one!!! I'm sewing on the binding right now or I'd post pics. I got the tute from THIS magazine http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...ontents_1.html

    It's a "Start today, finish tomorrow" project. That's a LIE. It took me a week to finish this cover and I still need to hand stitch the binding. But I love love love it! It's BEAUTIFUL pop of color on my desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnn Calhoun View Post
    Does any one have a tutorial for making a sewing machine cover
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/11/...-cover-up.html

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    i made one from an old hard cover sewing machine top.it was in bad shape. just sewed fabric . measured every thing and slit a hole for the handle on top .took the bottom of fabric and wrapped it in the inside. and tacked it. did not glue so if i want to change the color of fabric i can. its very easy to do....

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    There is a pattern in the Dec/Jan issue of Quilt magazine page 92

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    I don't have a pattern but I made a simple cover by draping fabric over my machine and making sure to allow enough to completely cover the machine on all four sides. I then cut the fabric to size and did a zig-zag stitch around the edges to finish it off and keep the fabric from raveling. Its inexpensive, simple and easy to wash when needed. Best thing is that I can make several and change out as the seasons change!
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    Do have a look on the TipNut site. Ther is quite a large variety of covers, some with tutes, some just with instructions, but all very straight froward.

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