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    sewing machine covers

    Has anyone made covers for their sewing machines/embroidery machines? I'm just looking for ideas of fabrics used, sewing hints for the covers etc. Many thanks!

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    Yes I have . I just used regular cotton fabrics, there are plenty of patterns out there and some are free. They are alot of fun to make, and look great to.

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    I've had this bookmarked for a while. . . I think it is adorable!!! http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com/2011...-tutorial.html
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    I wish I could remember the one I saw on a blog. It was really nicely done. Saved it somewhere but can't find it. Sorry.i just use a pretty fabric that was a fabric sample from an interior design store.

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    I've made two so far, one from a pattern (Simplicity 2106).
    The one I made for my Bailey is made from my imagination.
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    I need to make a cover for my Tiara. Chasing Hawk, any chance you could post a picture of the cover you made for your Bailey? Thanks, Betty

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    look for the craftygemini on youtube. she has lots of quilting videos and in one of them she shows how to make sewing machine covers. looks easy enough.

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    Check on TipNut for lots of tutorials and instructions. I also got lots of inspiration on Pinterest. It is a lot easier than it sounds and can be very simple or very elaborate. I did the latter using a number of techniques we did in class last year, including DP9 and DP4, some folding techniques, Crumbs, applique and fmq. Will try to post pictures later this week

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    here is one I made. Go to the search and look for 'my sewing machine cover . I tried to post a link but it didn't work.


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    While searching for feffertim's posting I came across one by "cjtinkle" that is fabulous. I would love for her to make covers for my machines. Doubt she would though. I could NEVER make one that looks as great as hers.
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    Here are a few different patterns and ideas....

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    Thanks, everyone, for all your great ideas and links! One of our members was so kind to send me some directions - talk about awesome people in the group! Now I need to find some fabrics and begin the fun!

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    I made a simple one from lightweight upholstery fabric. Unfortunately, I can't show a picture and have to make another cause I almost burned down the whole house when I tossed the cover onto the (unwittingly) still plugged in mini-iron. I smelled smoke, but dismissed it until it became absolutely undeniable. Lucky I snatched up the ruined cover before it totally burst into flames. Good thing I used that fabric instead of something more readily flammable.

    I have seen adorable covers in some blogs, but I did not want to spend a bunch of time on it, so I just measured the dimensions of the machine and whipped up one. It worked great until its untimely demise.

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    Here's the one that I made - from either a Simplicity or McCall's pattern - but the pattern had a cat applique so I found a Shih Tzu image online and changed it up some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beadywoman View Post
    Here's the one that I made - from either a Simplicity or McCall's pattern - but the pattern had a cat applique so I found a Shih Tzu image online and changed it up some.

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    Our bichon shih tzu would love this!!!

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    [QUOTE=gramma nancy;5805812]I made a simple one from lightweight upholstery fabric. Unfortunately, I can't show a picture and have to make another cause I almost burned down the whole house when I tossed the cover onto the (unwittingly) still plugged in mini-iron.

    Oh, my! I'm so glad you were there and could deal with it immediately! I'm not so worried about making a cover for my serger etc. but the embroidery machines will be more challenging for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebe2Ten View Post
    I need to make a cover for my Tiara. Chasing Hawk, any chance you could post a picture of the cover you made for your Bailey? Thanks, Betty

    Hi Betty,

    It's not a good photo of it. It fit better when he was on a frame. He sits recessed into a desk now, so I have to hem his "jacket up.
    I added an opening at the top for the handle and the LED light I clamped on to the top of the machine.
    BTW, that is a cheater quilt piece.
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    I just made one! I'd sewn together a bunch of scraps, not sure what to do with them, and then realized I had some odds and ends of muslin and batik strips lying around, and I just threw this together. I really love it!

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    Thank you so much for posting the picture. I'm getting some great ideas here -- I love it that everyone is so generous and shares so willingly. Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I've had this bookmarked for a while. . . I think it is adorable!!! http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com/2011...-tutorial.html

    When I first started making covers I just measured all sides and free handed a pattern but I have either gotten smarter or lazier..lol..I would like to think its smarter. I have several done as the tutorial.
    To my surprise I don't have a picture saved....I used pre-quilted fabric, used a panel sewn on top of that and made side ties. Easy Peasy.Holler if you want a pic.
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    Machine Covers I have made

    Posting some pictures of covers I made for my Janome MC10001 and also for my sisters machine.

    These may give you some ideas.
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    Machine Cover Pics

    Sorry for the small pictures of my cover. I can only find larger ones of the front but will look later and post the back, top and side pictures. I also will take pictures of the cover I made fro my Brother quattro machine and post them later.

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    Sewing Machine cover Pics

    Pictures of the top of the cover I made for my sister and also the back, top and sides of my cover.

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    Sewing Machine cover

    Sorry, I still missed one side picture. Not sure what happened.
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    I was lazy when I got my Pfaff ambition .. LOL I just took some fleece material measured it, sewed it together on the sides (oh and I added my when pigs fly material to it, glued it on!LOL- like I said I was lazy). There I have a cover for "purps" as the grands call the machine. LOL Fits per
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