Monday, September 9, 2013

~the sewing room swap~

In my last post I just showed you all the amazing Goodies I received from Angela in ~the Sewing room swap~ & now I'd like to show you what I made & sent off to my partner!
I was a bit unsure at first, since it seemed like my partners style was so different from what I'd usually sew, but she was also pretty open to anything. I decided she could use a sewing machine cover & something to hang on her wall for tool organization. I was very happy with how the machine cover ended up & kind of wished I could have kept it! I started out with a fabric pull that would fit her style/sewing area & was very happy with the positive response I got right away! It makes sewing for someone in a swap so much easier when they are involved & I want to thank her for that!! I also knew right away that I wanted to do some paper pieced letters on the front & of course what word is more perfect than this for a machine cover? =) I thought the mushroom would add a fun whimsical touch as well.

 I opted to just make this a one panel cover, binding it like a quilt & adding twill measuring tape ties to the side for closure. I really waffled on the binding color but am very happy with how the bright blue ties the whole piece together & I think it will be a perfect match in my partners space.

Its also fully reversible so she can switch it to this side if she gets tired of the other! Had to sneak in a tag to make it look more professional. =) The quilting is easier to see on these photos, just a simple organic line to mimic the pattern in the main background print. (Which is "Bye Bye Birdy for Windham Fabrics in case your wondering.) I love the structure the quilting gives this project & you cant beat it for speed either.

This is the second time I've made one of these organizer pocket hoops & I still love them! They are a fairly quick project yet so, so helpful in the sewing room! I use mine every day, for my cutters & small scissors. I had to add a bit of HR doggies since I know my partner will be thrilled with it.=) Some of you have mentioned wanting a tutorial on the hoop pocket, any more interest in that? If so I may be able to do one of those for you in the week or so.  

Here is the whole package right before I packed it up & sent it out on its long journey home. It includes, the machine cover, hanging hoop pocket, spool mug rug, (because who doesn't have drink setting next to them when their sewing?!) a key fob, baby charm pack & a roll of washi tape. 

I enjoyed this swap immensely & am already looking forward to the second round!!!  Thanks again Linda for organizing it! xx
Happy sewing & swapping! xKaren


  1. I just adore all of these!!! I love the hoop organizer - great X-mas pressie.

  2. love all of your projects - they're so perfect for the sewing room - one lucky partner !!


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