Covered Up!

Today is a big birthday day!! It’s dear old Dad’s 64th AND Mack the wonder mutt turns 9! Mack is enjoying a day of napping and extra snacks:)

And I made Dad a carrot cake!! It tastes better than it looks…

On Friday I taught my sewing machine cover class at Sew Original. I only had one student, but I decided to teach anyway:) I wanted to make a new cover for myself so I made one along with Gladys. She is delightful and we had a wonderful time. Here is her cover! She made it to cover her machine when it is in her sewing table (that is why it’s short).

I decided to use my coveted orange pearl bracelets, some grey pez and a Japanese linen with buttons. The linen was a present from a great friend; she bought it in Bath, England. I’ve been hoarding it:) I used a smidge on my sketchbook cover and I decided this was the perfect time to use the bulk of it!!
My machine (Bert!) lives in a sewing table as well. I wanted to make my cover fit over my machine while it was in the table. I had made a cover before that fits perfectly on Bert when he’s all put away. Only problem is that he is NEVER all put away!

I’m using the Empty Bobbin pattern. It is a great pattern that fits your machine perfectly. I’ve added an extra piece to the bottom. The one problem with the pattern is that you can end up with a cover that is just shy of the table.
I wanted to practice my machine quilting on this piece. I did straight line grids on the pearl bracelets. I’ve found that quilting a lot on these covers makes it extra stiff which is great for a machine cover.

I went with pebbles on the button print. This was first real attempt at pebbling. I need more practice, but I’m happy with the result!

Finished quilting!

And Bert’s new cover is ready:) He is very happy!

What have y’all been making lately?
xo LC

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