We know the need for this but we often forget to cover our machines while they sit waiting for us to return to do more sewing. I know I need to dust my furniture and household surfaces frequently so our sewing machines should are not exempt from gathering dust – especially near materials like cotton and batting!
Many of our Janome Machines come standard with a sewing machine cover: some are hard covers like in the pic above – also most useful for carrying to classes? Others are a soft vinyl dust cover and others are a semi-hard canvas type fabric covering. Whatever type you may – or may not have – what about considering making a rather special one for your machine?
To celebrate the arrival of the new top of the line QDC model, our Janome 4300QDC, several of our educators made sewing machine covers based on a project seen on Sew4home in June 2018. Check out this link for the full instructions and pattern to download. We gave our educators a bunch of fabric last summer to make a wide variety of samples for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. We had colour suggestions for each new machine model we were making samples for. You will be able to guess what the theme colour was for the Janome QDC 4300 even if you have not had the opportunity to see the machine yet! Check out the pic above.
We thought we would share our sewing machine covers with you. Are you inspired to make a similar cover for your machine? Isn’t it amazing how different these covers ended up albeit they are made with similar fabrics and all from the same pattern and instructions from http://www.sew4home.com. I really think it is inspiring that creativity is so easy when you have the right tools and a little nudge in a creative direction to be off and running ( um, I mean sewing). That’s all most of us need……right?
Would love a pattern for the 500E.
This pattern was offered by http://www.sew4home.com as per the blog post. If you wish to make for your 500E, you would need to make your own adjustments to the measurements. I don’t think that would be very difficult to do. 2 of our educators made the pattern larger for bigger machines so I’m sure you would be able to do the same.
Nice project…Shows well
Seems to me this would be a good project to get familiar with some of the fancy stitches we don’t use on our machines. My Skyline S5 is just waiting to get ‘covered’.
Very much so! We all had a good deal of fun with our dec. stitches