The Classic Block at SewCanShe this month was the Spinning Spool block. I decided that this would be a perfect block to use as the front of a sewing machine cover.
To begin I made a cute 12 inch spinning spool block with an adorable chevron and matching solids. I'm so glad that my want of a cover and this month's block matched up so well!
|pretty spinning spools with border|
Next I began looking for a good tutorial to make the cover. I already knew I wanted the block to be front and center; I just didn't know how to make it all work together. I found three different sites that I used for instruction and inspiration:
Notes from the Patch was perfect explaining how to sew it all together! Plus I loved the side pocket!
Purls and Pleats has the BEST diagram for explaining the pieces you need! I knew I wanted to do five separate pieces (versus the one large piece for front, back, and top in the one above).
|Please visit her site to see the awesome full tutorial.|
Sosewlovely doesn't have a tutorial but I LOVED her idea of including a sleeve for the extension table. I never really know where to store it but this works perfectly!
|Great information on how to apply laminate.|
None of these really work exactly how I want them to. For example I want more quilted pieces. So for now, this what I've got plus the front piece:
Hopefully I'll be able to get back to sewing soon and get this cover done. Of course, if I don't see my machine, will I sew less?