Sewing Machine Cover + Smallest Sewing Table Ever

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My sewing machine has a new dress! The ugly plastic one it came with finally got the heave-ho. Looks nice, doesn’t it? I got all ambitious and added a back pocket and a hole on top for the carrying handle, except I couldn’t figure out how to properly fold inside corners with bias-tape. It ended up oval, except I had already cut a rectangle in the fabric and the bias-tape didn’t “catch” the corners. I fixed that with a little fabric glue. Just don’t look too close.

Before Chloe, the “spare” room (that is now her nursery) used to be where we kept the TV, the sewing table, and the futon. With Chloe’s arrival, we had no choice but to move the TV into the living room and the sewing table into our bedroom, wedged between the dresser and the hamper, because there was literally nowhere else in our little house to put it. Luckily, it folds down really small, as you can see. I also took a photo of the table fully opened.

I was this close to using Alexander Henry’s Mocca for the sewing machine cover, but after walking it and the Joel Dewberry Ginseng into the bedroom, I realized right away the Mocca wouldn’t jive with the serenity of the bedroom. Much the same way that I wouldn’t have been able to stand the TV in the bedroom. The walls are white, the curtains white, and my favorite duvet cover is white with only a few oversize, very abstract, pale blue, taupe and brick-colored butterflies. It was meant to be.

Good tutorials and inspiration for making sewing machine covers can be found at Chez Larsson, Spool, and Creative Reveries.

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5 thoughts on “Sewing Machine Cover + Smallest Sewing Table Ever

  1. You are one organized chica. We have dreams of finishing off our attic and I want a little knitting/ sewing space up there. Where do you keep your fabric?

  2. I have that same talble, only the original one in white with only one drawer at the top. I think it is fabulous that you put castors on the bottom and only wished that I had thought of that years ago!

  3. Oh boy Sarah Jane, I WISH I was organized! It doesn’t always look like this, of course. I keep my fabric in the office, in two bottom left drawers of this shelf (old photo).

    Remember me saying I was jealous of your basement, because you actually have one? Now I’m also jealous of your attic! Just the fact that you have potential spaces is a wonderful thing. 🙂

  4. I want that table!!! How handy!

  5. I so need to make my machine a cover!!! Your’s is great! I love the table too!

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