My machine has been in need of a cover since the day I bought it. I’ve just been draping whatever fabric that’s been laying around over it waiting for this sewing machine cover pattern to come out by Bloom. Isn’t it lovely? What a nice job she did.
It might seem ironic that someone that writes directions simply doesn’t follow them. You could view it as my improvisational nature at work or that I am an optimist when it comes to good outcomes.
I just decided to make the first sample a gift knowing the recipient will not see the little imperfections that would drive me batty (you didn’t read that Lotta).
- The first direction I didn’t follow (and suggest you do) was to make sure my printer was to scale. Whoops, as you can see the bottom doesn’t quite reach the table because I had to cut the front and back to match the sides.
- Second, I didn’t really follow the supply list. I’m not a lover of fusible anything. If I have to use it I fuse it to muslin and then baste it in. So I skipped the fusible and added batting with a thick canvas as backing and quilted it.
- Third, I also like thick canvas over stabilizers, so that’s what I went with.
- Fourth, see her awesome patchwork in the instructions up there? I’m too lazy to cut (60) 2″ squares and sew them together so I cut the panel as one strip.
- That ribbon sure is cute…I don’t hand sew…I serged the inside and turned the bottom under so I didn’t have to do a lining….get the point…I’m lazy.
I will say I loved the pattern. I’m doing another today, with the right measurements and for my own machine. I think I’ll even use the same fabrics, but with the same lazy technique.
Hope you are having a nice, cozy, LAZY Sunday.