Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sewing Machine Cover

Have you visited Bari at We Love French Knots?
I love her blog and have had a great time visiting and meeting new stitchers and designers.
Bari shared this sampler a while back and has tutorials on each of the stitches used.  I have been doing embroidery for many years but watching the tutorials taught me new stitches.

Here is my sampler completed and waiting to be made into my new sewing machine cover.

I had been looking at this book by Bari J for a while and decided that it was a perfect way to use my JoAnn's coupon.
The book is full of beautiful projects and great instruction.

Here is my completed sewing machine cover.  I had planned to make one for some time and this sampler was the motivation to get it done.
The fabric I used for this project is "Sewing Room Social" by Jacquelynne Steves.  I have another project I am working on using this fabric line that I hope to finish soon. 

Another fun thing about making Bari's sampler is that those who made them shared pictures on Flikr.
Bari picked several prize winners randomly and I was one of them.
I won a gift certificate to Daisy Cottage Quilting and of course I ordered fabric.
I had just ordered some fat quarters from Daisy Cottage Quilting a day or so before I found out I won this gift certificate so I added a few things to my order.

Here are my wrapped up items, it was hard to take the picture because I just wanted to tear the packages open and see the fabric.

I know this looks so beautiful to all of you fabric lovers.
So many plans, so little time.

I am linking with Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jean's.  Go visit and see what other bloggers are doing.


  1. Thanks for your sweet words:) I say go for it!

  2. Sherry I love the sewing machine cover!! The fabric looks fabulous too. I can't wait to see what you create Hugs!

  3. Oh wow, I adore your sewing machine cover!! and all that beautiful fabric too!! What a precious project!!

  4. Sherry, I need your email and I will give it to Ann to get in contact with you. Congrats on the win.

  5. Loved the sampler on your sewing machine cover... the entire project is very nice; congratulations on your win. I'll definitely check out Bari's blog as you've suggested. (Found you at The Bunny Hop...so glad I did)

  6. The sewing machine cover is really pretty, Sherry. And the fabrics have such lovely patterns and colors. Congrats on winning...Christine

  7. The embroidery sampler is a cute addition to your sewing mahine cover, and I love those Shopie fabric patterns and colors! Be sure to let us know what you make with those.

    I see a couple of party girls made it here to visit you before me... Thanks for coming to the Bunny Hop party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday Bunny Hop Party