This weekend I sewed up a quick cover for my sewing machine. The fabric I used was from a torn and stained apron I found in my grandmother's fabric stash. I was able to cut around the worn-out areas and had just enough fabric for my project. I thought the pattern was pretty and I'm so happy that it's getting a new life and will be enjoyed again.
I can't share the pattern because it's from the sewing class I took (Home Ec with Freckled Nest - which I wholeheartedly recommend if you like learning on your own time, at your own pace. It was great!). However, it's a very simple idea. Basically, two pieces of fabric cut to fit over your machine, trimmed with bias tape and whatever decorations you desire - I desired buttons - and completed with a tie on either side. Super simple! And it's great because it can easily be adjusted to fit any size machine.
Speaking of sewing machines, I've never shared mine here before. It's a little (3/4 size!) Kenmore Mini Ultra in baby blue. I think it's adorable and I smile every time I see it. It was easy to learn to use and hasn't given me any troubles at all. Of course, it is a pretty basic machine and someday I'll probably want to upgrade to something with a little more functionality, but for now, this does everything I need it to do.
And I think it looks so happy in its new fabric cover!