I absolutely love The Sew Everything Workshop book! There’s so much good information and some fun patterns to do. I finally did my first project from that book: the sewing machine cover.
The machine I have did not come with a cover, and instead of buying a boring plastic one I was happy when I found this fairly easy pattern (altogether, it took me about 2 hours to do). I used the striped canvas material I found at the Garment District a while back. I figured it might be sturdy enough as a cover. (The images look a bit more faded than the colors really are.)
I’m happy with the way it turned out, though I definitely need some more practice with the bias tape…
And I’m most proud of how well my stripes match up:
This was the first time I was working with stripes, so I was a little nervous they weren’t going to line up well (one corner is slightly off, I will admit). And when I first cut the material, I wasn’t thinking and had cut the two side panels so that the stripes would have gone vertically. I debated on whether I should (a) keep it that way and have 2 sides go horizontal and 2 sides go vertical (a.k.a. be lazy), or (b) re-cut. As you can see, I chose option b.