Monday, March 10, 2014

A Cover for my Favorite BFF... my Singer 2010 sewing machine!

I wanted to make a cover for my other sewing machine.. a 29 year old Singer 2010...among the first "computerized" machines to come on board in early 1980's. I love that machine and  back in the day, I put more miles on that sewing machine than I did my car!   I have lot of good memories of that Singer and the things it helped me make!

I got a new Singer Quantum Stylist 2 years ago when I wanted to learn the FMQ technique and the 2010 wasn't that great at it. But I wanted to keep the 2010 out for things like assembly line sewing and to help not to have to change thread colors all the time in one machine and to just make my sewing room look nice. I already made one for the Quantum so now the "old girl" would get one!

I looked through my stash for fabric and I had bought this sewing theme related fabric back in December as it just jumped out at me off the rack and I just loved it!

I have been saving it for something special. I thought a cover for my "third child" special enough! So I matched the red and the light blue solids with it.

I made my own pattern for the machine...all that is is just measuring from the bottom front, across the top and down to the bottom back for the top piece and side to side and top to bottom of the side of the machine and cut that twice.

I cut 2,1/2inch strips of the red and blue and sewed them together then cut them into 2,1/2 inch pieces and sewed them together checkerboard style.

I used a baby receiving blanket as the "batting" and did some FMQ...just some straight stitching and then assembled it using a polyester/cotton broadcloth as the lining.
 Matched the corners, turned it right side out and bingo! It was done and it really looked cute! It will add some much needed color to my room also!
 Now I just have to get another table to set it on to be able to use it easier that switching machines as needed. But side by side...they look kind of cute! The yellow one is covering the Stylist and the print is hobby crafts images and that extension is the table extension that came with the machine... that I don't know how I sewed without it on the 2010!
It might take me a bit of time, but I will get my sewing room decorated...probably later than sooner, but as long as it gets done!
 
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18 comments:

  1. Both of your machine covers are super sweet! They look great lined up and ready for night in their pajamas. Love your fabric choices!

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    1. Thanks Lorna... It is so nice to walk into the room and see them waiting for me now!

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  2. What a neat cover and I like my older machines too! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Yeah,. sometimes the old favorites just can't be beat by the "new guy"! The old one does perfet 1/4" seam measurement with the presser foot, while the new one needs a guide. Using the old one I can zip through an assembly line faster!

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  3. What fun! The cover is a happy design. I still use my 42 year old Singer (the first thing I bought when I left home!) even though I have a new, improved version.

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    1. Yeah, sometimes progress just isn't as good as the past! My new one doesn't have the exact 1/4 inch from the edge of the presser foot so I have to use a guide for exact 1/4" seam, but the old girl...the all purpose foot is exactly 1/4" from edge to needle point so I can zip through assembly line pretty fast!

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  4. Love your machines new jammies ;) I recently made a cover for my machine,and I think she really likes it.

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    1. Never thought of them as jammies but yeah... I guess they are! Much better than calling them "dust covers"!

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    1. Thanks! Of all fabrics, i don't know why that dress theme pulled at me, but it did. I have a bit left so I am thinking of what to do with it!

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  6. They do look like pajamas, which is the perfect thing to cover your BFF, in. Love your colour and fabric choices.

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    1. Thanks. My original sewing machine and my 12 year old Chevy Malibu...my BFF's/children now that my "real" children are gone and don't need me anymore!

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  7. I love your cover. I need to make one for my newest machine, and then I will think about making a cuter one for my other machine. Right now I am just using the plain plastic case it came with. Yours are darling.

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    1. Jasmine... I did the same thing! The new one came with a cover so I put that over the one I wasn't using and I just took a towel and tossed over the one I was using! Then.. when I made that first yellow one, I'd put it over the one I wasn't using and a piece of fabric over the one I was using! I finally got tired of all the mess and just made another one. Mess motivates me often!

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  8. love your machine covers. It's good that your "old girl" isn't forgotten.

    Thanks for linking to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. Super cute! I need to make some of these covers for my machine and my mixer!

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  10. Love your machine covers, and that "crafty" fabric. Congrats on getting them done. I've been meaning to do some for my machines forever and still haven't accomplished it. :-)
    Thanks for joining Show & Tell.

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  11. Those covers are amazing. Perfect fabric.

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