Tuesday, April 5

Embroidered Sewing Machine Cover

Linking to Skip to My Lou's "Made by You Mondays" After making the embroidering machine a cover, the sewing machine got jealous so I had to make her one too. LOL, I debated about using the same fabrics and in the end decided to use different ones.

I found this tape measure fabric designed by Cosmo Cricket and manufactured by Andover at the Happiness is Quilting store here in Downtown McKinney. Of course, I had to have it. I combined it with a red and white polka dot broadcloth that I took from my mother's stash when we visited in the fall. Mom bought the red & white dot fabric when I was a little girl and never got around to making anything with it. I was glad to use it for my cover as it will always be a reminder of my Mom who made teaching me to sew (and cook) a priority while I was growing up.

I did not have a pattern so I visited a couple of blogs to figure out how to do it. I followed this Sew 4 Home tutorial and only made a few adjustments. After I was done, I thought it was a little plain, so I decided to embroider on it. After much thought (and deliberation) I decided to embroider my motto: "Sew your stress away" because that is what I try to do every time I sew!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is so cute. I love your motto because that is mine as well. I sew to destress.

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Imagine my surprise when I returned the visit and was reading some of your posts (including this one) and discovered that you shop at one of my favorite quilt shops in McKinney! Blogging is such a huge world and yet, such a small community after all. I live just east of Allen, and, although my sewing has been on the back burner of late, I still love the quilt shops! Thanks again for stopping by!