Anyway, the Silver Singer went to visit the repair shop on Tuesday and was back less than 24 hours later, in fine form. He said those mechanisms often seized up on a machine when the fancy stitches weren't used often. Must have been a pretty simple fix to unstick it, and I'm grateful for that.
|Silver, Model 600 Touch & Sew, on the left - |
and Tammy, my Golden T&S 603E, on the right.
The side panels are backed with fusible fleece and not quilted. It was helpful to review this tutorial on Flickr for making a custom fitted cover, but I kept it pretty simple and didn't need to make any holes for a handle, etc.
This pattern is rather forgiving, in that being less than precise, shall we say, just sort of adds to the organic charm.
At least that's what I'm telling myself. ;)
The sewing machine cover is my third finish for January, and I am linking once again to Such a Sew and Sew's A Stitch in Time 2012 Finishes. Elizabeth is having an open linky every month, and each finish counts as an entry for a giveaway. For January, it's a jelly roll of Good Fortune by Kate Spain, sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop! Have a look by clicking the button below, and join the fun. I think it's a great way to keep track of your completed projects for the year and stay motivated as well.
And swing by Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see some other finishes worth whooping about this week, and add your own!