If you have been following my blog, you know that I got a new sewing machine about a month ago. I am so excited to have a nice small machine to take with me to bee days, retreats and where ever else I need a sewing machine. I had no case for her (Jemma), and decided that I could make a tote for that purpose.
Fortunately she is a very light weight machine, so I knew that I could make something strong enough to carry her around.
I shopped in the local "Home Fabric" store, and they had such a great selection of deco weight fabric to choose from. I chose these coordinates because I thought they looked happy.
I sat down to design my tote, and then...
...started figuring out where to cut.
I used 3 layers of interfacing/batting. I quilted around each flower, and in no time, it was done!
I made the bottom ends of the handles with no batting or interfacing. I wanted the stitching to be nice and straight.
I made an inside pocket large enough to hold the instruction book for her. She is still new to me, and I have to double check settings.
Mr. H was kind enough to cut a piece of 1/4" melamine to give structure to the bottom of the tote. I made a sleeve to cover it.
There it is in the bottom of the tote. Fits perfectly!!
This time I put in a separating zipper. One needs as much room as possible when loading in a sewing machine. So the flaps go right down along the sides without getting in the way.
Doesn't she look happy?
I even used feet on the bottom of this tote to try to save the bottom and corners of the fabric.
I did pad/interface the top middle part of the handles for comfort. No extra pockets or fancy stuff. If you find yourself needing to transport your machine, make a tote!
I even made a pouch for the peddle/cord! Look at the fancy cord minder...she is now set for her debut at the next bee meeting!!
**A quick update on the UFO with the bleeding fabric....it came out!! Thanks everyone who commented with advice as to how to remove it. (you can read about it here ) I ended up using Oxiclean stain remover and Dawn dish washing liquid. I washed it in hot water and used Tide.