We were send 2 fat quarters of fabric from the line, and we had to add others to the project we choose to do... I have always wanted a cover for my long arm! This was going to be perfect!
It took some thinking and some careful measuring to make it fit over not only my machine head, but the rails on my table.
But to my delight it worked!
Years ago, I took a Gail Garber class on designing your own crazy flying geese. I knew this was going to be a great way to show off some of those wonderful tape measure fabrics that are part of this line. It accomplish that I had to draw out my cover on paper.
From there I freehand drew out a design that I thought would work well, considering where the bars on my long arm would go thru the cover.
After that, I drew 2 more copies, one reversed, cut them out and paper pieced the geese.
(yes I did piece it all then cut away the opening for my bars)
Too much fun!
Then I added in some more of those adorable panels.
Now, I have to admit, I cheated. I should have stitched that crazy geese chain into my fabric, but no way was I going to try to make those curves! LOL. I stitched them down on the top and used a bias tape to finish off the edges. Oh, the true sewing enthusiasts are going to have my head on a platter!
Here is back view of this cover.
Lastly I left a slit in the top to accommodate my thread stand.
A couple of pieces of Velcro attach that slit together to keep it nice and snug!
There you have it... Pattern designer I am not! LOLBut it works and I love it!
It was really fun to stretch myself, and my cover is a great addition to my little trash can and my doorstop in my studio
From the "Sew Who Sews" blog hop!
Heck I've been so coo-coo over this fabric line and embroidery design,
that I have done many things with it.
Thanks Joy Studio!