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!
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