Timing is everything, right? Well the timing of my Brother sewing machine crapping out on me sucked. I was literally in the middle of a project/seam. Not cool. Not cool at all. Luckily for me, I never got rid of my old machine that my Dad bought for me for my birthday YEAAAARS ago – 10 years? 12 years? So to finish my project and to get thru until I got my new machine, I broke out my old Kenmore sewing machine (it doesn’t go backwards but whatevs).
Unfortunately, the Kenmore has an UGLY and dirty hardcover and the new Singer has a boring and soft plastic cover, so I wanted a new cover for them. I’d been looking for sewing machine dust cover tutorial for a while and just couldn’t find one to my liking. But, in the midst of my sewing machine hubbub, I came across this awesome tutorial from The Crafty Gemini here.
Cute, right!? This tutorial gives you all the basics you need to know to make a simple cover so that you can make it as simple or as super fancy as you would like. I went with the Keep Calm and Sew On fabric from Michael Levine because not only is it HILARIOUS, its perfect for this project.
I was going to use the material all the way around, but realized that it would have been toooooo much. Too, too much. So instead, I went stash diving and dug up this colorful fabric (which I used for Charlotte’s boxy bag for the bag challenge last year) for the top and side panels. I was so happy when I saw how closely the colors matched up!
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Keep Calm and Stitch On y’all!