Another project (the good company for my Christmas Tree Skirt) I started months ago - January in this case - also got finished this summer. I have two sewing machines in cabinets. One is mine, which my parents gave me as a college graduation gift. The other one was my mother-in-laws, which she got in the early 1950s. While I can fold my mother-in-laws machine into the cabinet and close it up, I don't usually. And the cabinet my machine is in does not have that feature.
They say it is best for sewing machines to be covered when not in use. They get dusty and linty enough from the fabric without encouraging room dust to settle on them as well. So it was well past time to make covers for them.
I had a pattern, but it was for the larger more modern machines. Not a real problem. I could make them into a better fit. I had the fabric cut for one machine in January and did the initial assembly.
And then got distracted with other projects. So once my Christmas tree skirt was finished, I got back to work on the sewing machine covers.
This is the cover for my mother-in-law's machine.
My daughter had given me this fabric and I love seeing it every day. But if I ever get tired of it, the cover is reversible.
Yes, that's the same fabric that I used for my apron. I like that fabric.
Knowing the adjustments I needed to make for the second one helped whipping that one up quickly.
It always feels so good to finish up an old project or two. And, at least for a few moments, the piles on my sewing machines get a little smaller.