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Machine Cover oopsie

Wayfarer

Machine Cover oopsie
« on: November 22, 2020, 00:11:42 AM »
I've had my machine a little under a week and have made the usual face mask (I know I know I'm sorry! :)) and tool bags for my bike.
Today I thought I'd test myself and make a better sewing machine cover than the one that Singer supplied.
So, being an Irish lad, I picked out 3 squares from my 'Big bag of newbie supplies' in the Irish flag colours and set about marking, trimming, and piecing them together to form the top panel. The sections were all slightly rectangular and I'd drawn arrows on them to make sure I didn't sew them the wrong way round. I'd even gone so far as to use green thread on the orange piece, orange on the green piece and white thread to contrast them.
3ish hours later and I stood back to admire my efforts.

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The white piece is wrong way round.  :headbang:

Lots of unpicking ahead.  :faints:
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snoozi soozi

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 07:59:14 AM »
Never mind all that @Wayfarer tell me about your dog  :P
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew

Renegade Sewist

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 09:05:01 AM »
Never mind all that @Wayfarer tell me about your dog  :P

If you look more closely @snoozi soozi that's a reindeer, not a dog.





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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 09:11:40 AM »
We've all been there, and done that.  I can happily sew one edge of a sleeve to one side of a bodice, no problem.  I have a few unpickers, all stored very close to hand.

Wayfarer

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 09:34:28 AM »
That cheeky little monkey is Tara :)
She's a 4yr old Jack Russel/Staffy and completely nuts.
She was 6wks old when we got her and first thing she did was sink her razor sharp teeth into my thumb :rolleyes: She's been doing that ever since.
She can be the cutest thing ever or a complete and utter pillock from one second to the next. Her party trick is running upstairs into our bedroom and getting locked in. She lies on the bed facing the door and waits to be rescued  :laughing:

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Gernella

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 10:16:18 AM »
I'm another one who uses arrows, usually on lining fabric because of course in the past I've mixed sides and also had one totally the wrong way round.  Which is why I have a nice  stitch ripper as my sidekick.
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Ploshkin

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 10:21:37 AM »
Good unpicking skills are an essential part of sewing  :)
Life's too short for ironing.

Wayfarer

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 11:34:10 AM »
Good unpicking skills are an essential part of sewing  :)

I'll be an unpicking god by next week at this rate  :D
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Sara-S

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 13:52:24 PM »
The unpickers can be our best friends at times, Though I wish mine wouldn’t giggle at me quite so much.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.

Mr Twingo

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 19:14:29 PM »
Good unpicking skills are an essential part of sewing  :)

Oh yes, one of the first skills you learn, and one you'll never stop using. Sometimes I spend more time unpicking that I do sewing.

Wayfarer

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 20:57:34 PM »
Sometimes I spend more time unpicking that I do sewing.

I can definitely relate to that.
Glad I'm not alone :)
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CraftyIrish

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2020, 21:15:12 PM »
I would have cheated and just cut the green and orange to match the white. :laughing:
Stitch a long

Renegade Sewist

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2020, 21:19:03 PM »
I would have cheated and just cut the green and orange to match the white. :laughing:

It's not cheating!  Quilter's call it squaring up.  :)  :angel:  :laughing:

Wayfarer

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2020, 13:20:18 PM »
Finished!  :thumbsup:
It took completely unstitching, resizing, replanning and resewing in a different manner to what was originally planned but I got there in the end. Mistakes in the finished version included making it too long so I had to tuck it in and too tall which I fixed by making the hem twice as thick which really tested my little Singer and broke my first ever needle  :S
Learned alot doing this although I've much more to learn :)
Thanks for all the advice you ladies and gentlemen passed along :)

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Elnnina

Re: Machine Cover oopsie
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2020, 14:45:48 PM »
Well done on making your cover, it looks nice and sensible and will do an excellent job of keeping the dust off your machine.  Do hope you enjoyed the process of making this.