Friday, October 27, 2017

All Decked Out

Look what I made!

I made a cover to keep my Janome machine all nice and dust free using leftover blocks (from this quilt) and my sewing machine cover tutorial.

My machine actually came with a plastic cover but I never used it because it required the thread holder to be flipped down. (Lazy is my middle name.)  My new quilted cover was custom fit for my machine by leaving some seams open to accommodate the thread holder.  Then I added an extra flap and some hook and loop closures to close up the side.

Loving how these blocks look together!

Have you been making bags?  Over 110 bags  have been shared so far in the link-up (below) or on the Elm Street Quilts Group Facebook page.

Next new Bag It tutorial will be available on Monday for a Project Bag.  I've made several of these - fun and practical.

When you are ready to share on Instagram or from your blog, link-up a photo to claim your Bag It Entry
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You can share the photo of your bag multiple times but ONLY enter it once either in the link-up OR in the Bag It Facebook Entry Form.   

You will know when your entry is 'official' because I will come visit and leave a comment thanking you for entering.  (I batch up my bag visits so it may be several days until I stop by!)

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(If you don't have blog, IG or Facebook, drop me an email with photos and I'll get your bag entered!)

Ready to link-up?  And not to worry, the event runs through December 15 so there is plenty of time to make bags!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I like your cover ... and now you have me thinking ... I usually use a thread holder (a metal flower one - it's so pretty!) beside the machine so I don't put the cover on very often. Maybe I could come up with a hack to accommodate my sewing machine lifestyle choices - like having a velcro/flap/opening on the side ... thinking cap ON :)

  2. Great cover. Wonderful idea to leave a seam open for the thread holder.

  3. Hi Patty,
    I love this sewing machine cover - especially the opening for the thread holder! Brilliant. I have always wanted to make one for my machine, and just never got around to it. You are inspiring me. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. That cover is great! I should make one for my machine, butr I think I am lazier than you...I can't even get so far as to make one!

  5. What a great way to use up leftover blocks.

  6. Excellent idea. Maybe I should do the same, I have not yet sewn all by BSB blocks together .

  7. Wow, so many beautiful bags here :)


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