My Alpine Home

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It’s a Cover up!!



Have you ever wanted to cover up something but didn’t quite know how to do it?  Or maybe it’s just that you hadn’t taken the time.

Well, so it was with me.

I have been wanting to make a cover for my sewing machine and ironing board for quite some time, but didn’t really have a pattern and never took the time to figure it out..

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This year in our quilt guild monthly meetings we are touring  members sewing room.  Today was my turn and yesterday I decided to ‘get er done’!  Thank goodness for deadlines!  lol!

I had a sweet little unfinished vintage table scarf that my cousin, Betty had given me.  I thought this little garden gal would make the perfect cover up.

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I bought the rosebud fabric last week to make an ironing board cover.  I had extra so I decided to use it.  The ric rac is vintage.  Silly me had a hard time opening the package and using it.  I didn’t have a pattern, just looked at one my friend had.  It’s not perfect. . .in fact I made it too large so I just took a tuck on each side.

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I love this garden gal!  And look, a pretty little bird landed by her.


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I was on a roll and went ahead and made the cover for my old ironing board.

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A lot going on here as far as color and patterns with my sweet hanging thread basket, but you know this girl is eclectic!

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How about you, have you covered up anything lately?

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

38 comments:

Susie said...

Jann, I love it !! The machine cover and the ironing board too. You are very talented. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

mimi_62 said...

Love it all, Jann. Wish I had your eye for decorating. The Guild meetincg was a lot of fun at your home. The zucchini bread was yummy.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love your covers. I really need one for my sewing machine. Normally I just put a towel over it. But I really like your cover. Did you have a pattern?
Have a great evening.
Mary

Alicia de los santos said...

Beautiful needlework, I want one for my, but, I´m lazy. XOXO.

Jen said...

My daughter and I just learned how to embroider. I need to make a cover for my sewing machine. I am not real good with the sewing machine. I just need to practice more.

Leovi said...

Wonderful designs, very creative!

kitty said...

Sew cute, Jann! I love both covers!! You're sew creative!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Nope, I have not covered anything lately, but love what you did with the old runner and made it into a sewing machine cover...So cute!

Carol

HollyC said...

How cute! I love the embroidery. I just completed a tote that turns into a dust cover for my Featherweight. I also made a bag for the petal and attachments. You are welcome to come over and see them. I have a few more covers to make (I have several sewing machines) and I will be digging through my stash of vintage embroidery :)Thank you for the inspiration, Holly

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your sewing machine cover and the ironing board cover too!!
~Cindy

C Weaver said...

Jann,
I love your idea!...to do the sewing machine cover AND ironing board cover that match! They are so cute ....Oh my goodness.... Today, I just completed RE-covering 8 cushions for my sister's wicker furniture...so happy that project is done. maybe I can get photos of before/after sometime soon...I put my sewing machine away....but I think it needs a little cute cover now!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love both of them....great job!! Hugs, Penny

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Dear Jann, I just loved the idea and it looks so cute! When I needed a new ironing board cover I did order one from an Etsy shop. And of course I wanted Roses!
Yours, Roxy

Linda W. said...

All your covers are so lovely! And so creative too.

Debbie said...

I LOVE it...and so funny you should post this as I was thinking just today I need to find something to cover my machine with. It used to be I could simply lower it in it's cabinet but it broke a few months back. Now it is permanently up and it is getting too dusty. I wanted to come up with some original and cute for my cover. You may have given me a great idea. :-)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Jann I love both of your little projects.The fabric is so sweet. I need a sewing machine cover too. Now you've got me started.:)

kate steeper said...

Crinoline Lady rules...lol

Kelley said...

I love your sweet coverings! They turned out great!

Hugs and happy week,
Kelley~

Lulu said...

I'll not cover up my admiration of your energy and effort. Yours are projects that would never have occurred to me!

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann, it is all too cute! I wish I had your energy lady! Love the sewing machine cover with the delegate stitching you done there. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the colors and faric. The only covering up I've done is much need paint jobs around the house.

Cynthia said...

Jann these turned out fantastic! Love both the covers, the ironing board cover is so sweet with the tiny details on the fabric.

Cindy

Deborah Montgomery said...

what a great way to use vintage embroidery! Very pretty Jann!

camp and cottage living said...

So cute, Jann!
I've been wanting to do this too.
I like that you used a vintage remnant. It's perfect for your vintage sewing room!

Junkchiccottage said...

So talented Girl. Love your cover ups!
Kris

Gigi Harlan said...

I love your cute cover-up!

LindyLou Mac said...

You are such a crafty lady. :)

Nancy Reinke said...

Cute cover ups, Jann. That was very clever to use the unfinished embroidered scarf in the center of the sewing machine cover. And the ric-rac just enhances that vintage look. It reminds me of something I would have seen in the 50's farmhouses, where I grew up. I love what you did! xxx ~ Nancy

Deanies Stash said...

Jann, I think your sewing machine cover and ironing board cover are adorable! I need to make a new cover for my ironing board! You have inspired me to do it sooner than later.

Hugs, Dianne

lynn said...

i need to sit down and do a cover for my machine and ironing board. your covers are very cute, jann! love your thread catcher, too!

bj said...

Sorry you are having problems..getting a new computer up and running takes time, sometimes.
I am linked to you for your party.

Rose L said...

I love the hanging basket with the pin cushion!! One of my friends made me a pincushion from a tea cup! I like yours being so large!!

Susan Clayton said...

Love, love, love it! The floral stripe is always a winner with me and the sewing machine cover is adorable. Happy to be linking up this week but won't get to do much visiting until the beginning of next week. Angels to you!

Crochet Hooks said...

Something I haven't done and need too is cover my machines. I will be keeping an eye out now something cute to use like yours!

joetterer said...

I had to "pin" this. I love to dabble in sewing & have a hug stash of vintage linens to use. Thanks for the cute idea. www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Jann, Great idea. I must copy this one. I need "covers" for several things. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Karie

Debra Howard said...

It turned out beautiful!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It looks gorgeous Jann and it adds such a pretty touch to your sewing room.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne