Earlier this month, I took the stash-busting pledge. January's theme is itty bits; that is, projects involving scrap fabric, under a yard in length.
I present, my stashbusting sewing machine cover!
Ok, so this isn't really scrap fabric. But this is using itty bits from my stash, so I think it counts. The "feature" fabric is from a not-very-generously cut fat quarter of quilting fabric. I can't remember when or where I bought it. It's from a line by Alexander Henry, inspired by Matisse, who I adore. I think it's called "La Vie en Rose".
And if I get bored of looking at that lady, I can just rotate the cover, and look at this one instead!
The background fabric is from some random bits of quilting fabric I won in a giveaway an age ago (pre-blog). I used the neutral colourway for the exterior, and a green on the inside:
And I used some left over bits of ribbon from my "bits of ribbon" box for the ties. (Does anyone else have a collection of not especially useful lengths of ribbon, or is it just me?)
I followed this tutorial, but did my own thing with the design. I lined it with fusible fleece (also from my stash - I have no idea why I have so much of this stuff). I think this gives it an extra sturdiness.
All in all, it took an evening to make, and I had a lot fun with it. It was also really nice to finally find a use for the Matisse fabric. And best of all, it does actually smarten up my sewing area:
I might even make another one for my serger who still lives under his plastic cover (how very déclassé). And maybe a nice little scrap bucket, instead of that plastic bag unsuccessfully hiding behind the lamp. Ooo this stashbusting might get addictive!
Anyone else scrapbusting this month?
(ps, thanks for the comments on my last post. I didn't realise I had the dreaded captcha activated! I've got rid of that now)