Saturday, August 29, 2009

Machine Cover Challenge "Here's Mine"

What do you think Jenny? Last night I went to bed thinking how can I put together a quick cover for my machine to enter your giveaway and this morning the idea popped into my head the minute I woke up.

Use a pair of those jeans you have stashed away was my thought. Who doesn't like jeans (even my sewing machine could use a nice fitting pair). I have this large stash of jeans that I try to recycle, so I went right to it and picked out a pair of jeans I thought would make a cute cover.
I cut the legs off, cut out a piece to cover the top inside the waist band, added some trim to the bottom and embroidered "Love 2 Sew" on the bottom. The pockets in the front and back add storage for scissors, bobbins, etc.
I took pictures along the way and I'm going to put a tutorial together. When I finished I thought this is a quick and easy way to turn those old jeans into a cute skirt too.

Thanks for the challenge. I now have a machine cover for my Brother C-6000.

Check out the post below for more info on the challenge and giveaway - it ends 8/31.


  1. What a super-creative way to cover your machine!! Cora, that is fantastic!!!

  2. wow your cover is cute
    good luck in the draw
    hugs Beth

  3. How awesome is that, I did use denim, but never thought to use de-funct jeans - love it.
    Blessings, Ellice

  4. I absolutely love it. how creative. I make purses out of old jeans all the time and never gave it a thought.. good luck in the challenge

  5. Great idea! Very original! Good Luck!

  6. I always love the clever ways jeans are recreated. I'd have never thought of using them for a machine cover. Brilliant! "One Day" I hope to have a go at making a denim quilt.

  7. Now that's very clever! I love it!

    Cathy ♥

  8. Maravilhosa idéia!!! Estou aqui tentando terminar a minha...

  9. That is so cute. I would never had thought of it. Clever lady!