Friday, May 16, 2014

A Sewing Machine Cover, Mat, Pincushion, and Thread Catcher

Here in Southern California is super hot...over a 100 degrees. We are trying to stay cool.
I hope everybody had a wonderful Mother's  Day. Mine certainly was.
I am  working  on my huge list of to do projects. Now I can check these ones out!!!
For a long time I wanted to make a sewing machine cover and accessories. I finally did!

I got the main fabric at Joann's. It's called "Sew Vintage". I love the pretty red and blue dresses.

I added  a  sweet redwork mannequin.

And used some red ric-rac and red polka-dot fabric . Everything is prettier with red polka-dot.

I made the mat with pockets and all trimmed in red.

The last item for the set is a  weighted pincushion with  a detachable thread catcher. There is a small bag of uncooked rice inside the pincushion, so it will stay put.

Detail of the top of the pincushion.

It was a lot of work to make the set, but I love it! The seams were thick, because I used cotton batting on everything. So...I broke some needles :)
I made a couple more things lately.

A new skirt and matching headband for Brenda.

And a cupcake apron for the Girl's camp auction tomorrow at church.

On Mother's day Brenda wore her new apron to help Daddy make breakfast.
I made this one for Easter. She picked the fabric, and asked for ruffles. It came out so cute!
Anyways, I am keeping myself busy here.
I wish you a great weekend, and thank you for stopping by!

Ana Paula.