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Well my new overlocker needs a cover, so I decided to make a new one for the sewing machine too. Thought I'd do the sewing machine one first as technically it was a simpler shape.  I then proceeded to make it complicated by using patchwork and machine embroidery and applique.  As I have never learnt the correct way to do patchwork I had trouble with the presser foot making pleats in the fabric when I added machine embroidery.  However, I enjoyed myself and I love the end result so that's all that matters.  I made a flap so I can use the carry handle, the buttons are to weight it down to keep the dust out.

Going off to Lincolnshire tomorrow to take the original Riccar overlocker back to my cousin now I have my own.  I am going to surprise her as she doesn't know I'm bringing it.  I am hoping I can give her a better introductory course than she had 17 years ago when she bought it, so that she will actually use it now.  I am going to lend her my copy of Georgie Melot's 'Ready, Set, Serge' as she offers a structured course, and I think it's a much better way to get going.  I ran up the cosmetic bag and other glasses case to show her.  I quilted the fabric for the cosmetic bag, and that worked okay. Thought the spex case would do well for my dad!

When I get back I have my overlocker cover to make, and I think I will have to try and do some decorative serging on that as well as patchwork and applique!


Just wanted to add another picture,

so you can see the cute strings of

hearts my machine did on the flap!

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Comment by Karen on March 21, 2012 at 4:35pm

Thank you everyone, I'm very pleased with it.  I like the co-ordinating overlocker cover too, but this is my favourite.

Comment by Irene Bott on March 21, 2012 at 10:10am

So very cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

Comment by Dee on March 14, 2012 at 11:07pm

I think it is adorable. Might make one myself.

Comment by Kip on March 14, 2012 at 10:12pm

Very cute ! 

Comment by Carmen Russell on March 14, 2012 at 9:16pm
This is looking good,i like it will make one myself,hope it looks as good as yours

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