Thursday, June 16, 2011

Winter coat


After the success of last week's bird bag and the pleasure it gave me, I thought I'd reward my sewing machine with a new winter coat. So I roughly traced around the supremely unattractive plastic one she arrived at my front door in 10 years ago and had a crack.


No complaints so far, which is why I like making things for inanimate objects. She's even got linen lining, so she's feeling rather smug and very smooth. Luckily, she's a bit short sighted like myself so hasn't noticed the rather rough seams.

I figure I'll get round to fixing those in the next 10 years or so. Rushing can be so overrated.

See what others are up to in their creative spaces today here.

15 comments:

  1. I think even I could sew one of these...thanks for the inspiration Vera, yours looks lovely.

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  2. Yeah I'm the same with sewing -can't rush these things!

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  3. what a lovely coat, great work

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  4. Beautiful fabric - your sewing machine must be very happy! :)

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  5. very nifty and she looks all snug and warm

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  6. It's lovely. I've got a hard cover on mine, but I've been thinking of replacing it with a pretty sewn cover. Just don't know why I feel guilty about not using a perfectly adequate hard cover.

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  7. Looks lovely - great fabrics. What's that saying about all good things taking time?! My sewing machine is now suffering from a serious case of "Cover Envy". Too bad, given that I have had my sewing machine for even longer than you, it's just not gonna happen! Stephie x

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  8. Very pretty - love the fabric.

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  9. Lovely fabric choices. Lucky machine!

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  10. My sewing machine would definitely love one, too. Beautiful fabrics!

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  11. Love that green fabric on the front! I should make something like that for my poor, battered old overlocker, which hasn't had a cover the whole time I've had it...

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  12. I love a fresh new cover to jazz something up and your sewing machine is certainly jazzed up! Love it!

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  13. Now that is so much better then the plastic cover on my machine - i feel the need to hide it because its ugly.
    Problem solved, thanks for the demo, it looks so easy :)

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  14. Well thought of you! I had never thought about making a new coat for my sewing machine. I am sure that every stitch you have made is also very neat. Beautiful fabrics have you used. I admire you.

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  15. Loved your bird peg bag ...and enjoyed reading back through your blog....

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