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|No Pattern Used: The Sewing Machine Shirt (The Sewing Machine Shirt) - Type:Home Dec|
Review submitted in Inspired By Pinterest: Home Dec Challenge! Contest
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|About GwenH |
|Member since: 8/26/09 |
|Reviews written: 7|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
|patterns reviewed: 7|
|Posted on:||2/28/13 11:35 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/1/13 6:31 PM|
|Fabric:||Linen Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
This is a sewing machine cover from a recycled medium weight linen blend shirt. It was done for the Pinterest challenge and my inspiration was a sewing machine cover from a pair of jeans shown here: Pinterest inspiration
I measured my sewing machine and tried the cover on my machine as I went along.
Some project notes
the shirt I started with a linen/rayon blend shirt languishing in my closet.
Deconstructing the cuffs I removed the cuffs for reuse
the plan for the cuffs The shirt back is plain and yet the back will show as it sits on my dining room table, so the plan is to spruce it up a bit.
The finished back The finished back with the recycled cuffs and a couple of buttons from the unused top portion of the shirt front.
The cover top in progress I wanted to keep the drapey feel of the fabric, but I thought using some interfacing on the top might reduce the lumps and bumps from the knobs and bits on top of the sewing machine. I used a piece of heavyweight non-fusible. I sandwiched it between two pieces cut from the two sleeves. I stitched the opening much like you would create a bound buttonhole.
The finished cover top It worked!
side view The band is shorter in back than in front, but I actually don't mind it's uneven.
the full back view
the front once again the front. I added a button from the unused top portion of the shirt to the bottom for balance.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved being inspired by a recycle project. I like that I could easily adapt the inspiration idea for use with other garments. The linen blend fabric goes with my dining room decor much better than denim (and the machine sits on the dining room table frequently.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew another machine cover for variety or a gift. I would definitely recommend the project as I am a very strong proponent of recycling.
Fun project and challenge. I spent lots of time on Pinterest looking for inspirations. I looked at several images of covers, paintings, quilts, etc. for ideas for decorating the cover using buttons, painting, appliques, stenciling, or quilting. I ultimately chose the inspiration I did because I liked the simplicity and the recycling.
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