Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Janome home!

My daughter's birthday is coming up, and I knew what I wanted to make for her!  Last year I got her a Janome for her birthday, but it did not come with a case.  Well, what is that all about?  Every Janome (or any other machine) deserves a pretty home!  So....here is a little insight into the making of a new sewing machine tote!!


I dug out my pattern to refresh my memory on how to cut this project out.


Everything is cut and labeled.  Time to get all of the interfacing ironed on!  I used 3 layers on the tote body.  Featherweight fusible, fusible batting and a heavy duty stabilizer.  It must be sturdy enough for the weight of a sewing machine.


I decided on a simple straight line quilting on the body of the tote.


Handles are attached.


Time to make the zipper flange.  I used a separating zipper for this tote.
 

One thing I did different with this tote is, I bound the top instead of turning the tote through an opening.  I just top stitched the flange into place using my zipper foot.



I used a blind zipper pocket for the inside.  You can go HERE for a tutorial on blind zipper pockets.


I also added a scissor pocket to the inside.




This tote will be carrying around a sewing machine, so there needs to be some rigidity to it.  I had Mr. H cut a piece of melamine the size of the bottom of the tote.  I made an envelope for it and placed it in the bottom.  It fits nice and snug, and can be removed when needed.


I also added 6 small purse feet to the bottom.  With the weight of a sewing machine, and the scooting that takes place, it would have worn out to fast without them!


The pouch on the right is for the foot peddle and cord.  The one on the left is for sewing notions and the small one is for bobbins and needles!


A peek at the inside!  A happy family indeed.

 
I hope she likes it!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY little girl!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
linking to: Needle & Thread Thursday with Kelly as our host!  Anything Goes Monday over at Stitch by Stitch!  Anything Goes Tuesday! over at Blossom Heart Quilts!

24 comments:

Jane said...

This is a great design, and you picked such sweet fabrics - lovely job :).

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

What a cute set! So practical! Your see sewing is perfect!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a beautiful set! Those fabrics are sew cute. You amaze me, Vicki! I am sure your daughter will appreciate these special gifts.

Amy DeCesare said...

Wow! So beautiful and professional - this set outshines anything that could have come with the new sewing machine. She will love using these!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is an amazing design.

barbara woods said...

love it!

PugMom said...

Great bag Vicki! You should think about selling your patterns, you are very talented. I love your fabric choices too!

made by ChrissieD said...

Gorgeous, I'm sure she'll be thrilled, I would be and great designs :D

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

your tote bags are so awesome, Vicki! I love those fabrics. What a lucky daughter!

Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Amy at love made my home said...

Hi there, just catching up. What a beautiful bag and such lovely accessories too!! Happy Birthday to your daughter. I am sure that she will love her gift for many years to come. Hope that you are having a good weekend. xx

Kim said...

Oh my Vicki, this tote and accessories are gorgeous!! I love the bright and happy fabrics. That sewing machine is going to love being carried around in this tote!!

Marly said...

That is such a super present. Everything a girl could need to go with her treasured machine. One lucky daughter.

nerospost said...

Hi! Happy Birthday to your daughter! Lucky girl to have a mom like you, Janome and now this fantastic set! Beautiful and practical bag for any use! x Teje

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Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Wow! I wish I was your daughter ... I too have a Janome with no home :( Love the fabrics your chose, she's going to love it!

Janine said...

What a wonderful gift. Your totes are perfect :)

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

That's a beautiful bag! Quite useful with all the pockets and pouches. I would love such a birthday gift.
I never thought of adding velcro to the bottom pad. I always sew them all around and they have to be washed by hand. Now I can improve that, thanks to you!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderful bag and all the accessories with it too. Just lovely!

Helen Ernst said...

What a wonderful tote and just adore the chevron fabric! Bet your daughter was one happy camper!

Valerie Reynolds said...

The red chevron with the owls really make this bag pop!! LOVE IT!!!!

Nancy said...

Wow! What a great set of items you sewed. Love the fabrics.

Jackie said...

How cute! I love your fabrics.

isabellaswhimsy said...

Wow! Terrific design and adorable fabrics. I'm inspired.

Vivian said...

What a great set this is! A great gift for a crafter!

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