Yesterday was a snow day and except for shoveling, I spent the day sewing. We got pretty lucky with the snow, only about 5" and it was a bit powdery, making it lighter to shovel. My back is grateful!
My sewing machine needed a new cover and new mat for underneath the machine. I have an extension table for my machine and my old table mat was too short for the extension table to sit on top of it. Plus.... I just needed a change.
There are eight pockets on the machine cover, six on the front and one on each end. I like to have these little cubbies to store frequently used (and often lost) items, like my readers.
The table mat has six pockets. Whenever I'm at a class or a friends home, besides using the pockets for sewing tools, I like to use one of the pockets as a thread catcher. Sometimes a trash container can be hard to find or far away from where you are sewing. This lets me be neat and not have to leave my seat.
This is a close up of the fabric. It's that double sided, pre-quilted fabric. I really loved this when I saw it and that's what inspired me to make the new cover and mat. I found this fabric at Joann's and went back to get some more a few days after I bought it. It was all gone! The lady said the bolt sold out in less than a week. They are expecting more, but you never know if that will happen or not. I have a little bit left over and may see if I can eke out a bag to hold the extension table when it's not on the machine.
And one last thing.... the binding on the cover and mat is a hot, bright pink. These pictures (on my monitor) look really washed out. It's nice and vibrant and really screams "happy" to me!