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Just like so many of you, I own and use two sewing machines. Helen (Juki TL-2000), my beautiful workhorse of a machine, gets used pretty much every day. My second machine, Jane (a much smaller Janome HD-1000), only sees action on special occasions when a zig zag stitch is needed.
Now, even though I don't use Jane that often, I still like to keep her on my sewing table as I absolutely hate setting up a machine when I'm in the middle of a project. Which means she gets very dusty, of course. And dust, as we all know, is a silent killer of our machines, right :)?
So, the other day I finally decided it was time I made Jane a lovely new "coat" to keep her all cozy and dust free. I scoured Pinterest and blogs for sewing machine cover tutorials and finally decided to follow this one.
The tutorial was super easy to follow, it even included pattern pieces all ready for printing. And even though the pattern was designed with a different machine in mind, I only needed to do very minor changes to make sure it fit Jane well. Plus, I really liked their addition of piping (I used a regular store bought one) and use of Flex Foam to make the cover nice and sturdy.
I worried a little about how to properly attach piping and the thickness of the seams. Thanks to using a gazillion pins for piping and Wonder Clips to hold panels together though, things went together surprisingly well.
Oh, and the cover is fully lined. Which is a nice thing as I quite dislike raw seams no matter whether I can see them or not. All in all, this was a pretty fun, very useful project and I'm happy I can finally check Jane's new coat off my to do list :).
So, tell me. Do you keep your machines covered? I'm curious to find out.