And I do not talk about my little lovely pets, they will not agree with me that some clothes will make them prettier. They will just hate me for it. I remember when both Bella and Ginger tried some dresses I made. They would not move until you removed them. So unless you want them to sit in one corner, not a good idea to dress them up. 😦
As I am always spending more time on the internet than actually sewing, I found a lovely tutorial on the internet on how to make your own cosies for your sewing machines. I guess you can apply it for other objects, if you want to protect them from collecting dust while you do not use the, such as printers for example.
As my scraps stash is growing, I decided start using it to make some cosies for my sewing machines. So far I’ve made two. One for the overlocker – which to be honest doesn’t look as good as I wish; so new one will be coming – and one for my Toyota sewing machine – which I love.
So I started by cutting my pieces after using the formula given in the tutorial. I’ve taken two sets of measurements for my machines. I was a bit generous with the overlocker measurements.
Because I was a bit generous with the measurements my cosy for my overlocker ended a bit too long. The only piece I did not use scraps of fabric was the middle panel of the main fabric. The rest of the pieces came from my fabric scraps. If I do not need to use the pockets I might also use it with the lining on the outside. I just love the contrast between the prints. So uncommon :).
For my Toyota Jeans machine I only used scraps. I constructed the middle panels for both the lining and main fabric out of three smaller ones. Then cut them to the required dimensions. Unfortunately I did not pay attention to the position of the pocket piece and I ended up with a pocket that has the pattern going sideways rather the vertical. But I think it gives the cosy some character. I am quite happy with this one, looks much better than the other one. Might be that the measurements are more accurate, so it fits better.
I used fabrics with different weights, but I suggest you use, if you decide to make some cosies for your machines, in medium to heavy weight fabrics or use interfacing on lighter fabrics to make your cosies more sturdy.
If you want to give it a go, you can find the tutorial at: http://patches.typepad.com/notes_from_the_patch/2010/11/tutorial-tuesday-32-sewing-machine-cozy.html