My little sewing machine finally has a pretty cover, it’s not fancy but I love the fabrics and it came together quite easily. I didn’t follow a pattern, it’s a simple reversible cover with two box corners on top. It’s roomy in case I one day upgrade my almost 20-year-old Singer. The fabrics are vintage sheets that have been sitting in my drawer for way too long. They need to be free! Now I can see them everyday in my
craftroom bedroom. I’d love to make another quilt with them, but for now this project was nice and quick and stress-free.
How many of these fabrics are originals? I’m not too sure. Some may be reproductions but I don’t really mind. I purchased most of these fabrics as fat quarters on Etsy some time ago, but did manage to pick up a few colourful sheets in good condition from my local op-shops. Actually, now I think of it, the first sewing machine cover I made as a teenager was from an old pillow case. Long before I knew anything about vintage sheets. And long before they were so popular in the online crafty community. Heck, it was before I knew what the internet was. I was before my time, I tell you!
The inner lining is also a vintage sheet (blue and purple floral above) but the patchwork side is just too colourful to hide away.
I made a little bunting to match (I was on a roll), because we all need a little bunting in our lives. How did we cope before bunting was everywhere? Long live the bunting. And the supply of gorgeous, colourful, printed vintage sheets.
For more vintage sheet deliciousness check out my friends at Amelie and Atticus and Oh, Hello Henry!
Thouraya made a gorgeous range of little quilts from her rather sizeable stash of vintage linens.
Hop on to Soho Mode to spy some cute, retro dresses and look at Rae’s sweet ensemble for a little one.