Since I got my sewing machine for Christmas I have been meaning to make a dust cover for it and today was the day!
I had the whole afternoon to myself so had plenty of time to work on it.
I was inspired by a cover I saw on Pinterest
which has a strip of patchwork squares down one side. I really liked the effect and haven't tried patchwork squares before, so thought it would be a bit of a challenge.
I know from my Mum that patchwork squares aren't the easiest things to get right. They must all be perfect so that they line up correctly. I have to admit that mine are a teensy bit off in places, but overall I'm happy!
The first challenge was cutting out all the squares precisely. Sam's Mum swears by a circular cutter and I definitely could have done with one for this! It took ages to cut them all out, but worth it to get them accurate.
Armed with a cup of coffee (which was definitely needed after cutting out all those squares!) I sat down and organised them into rows of three.
I sewed each row of three and then matched and pinned each row to the next before sewing in place. The fabric is from a scrap bag very kindly donated to me by my Auntie. If you follow my blog, you may recognise some scraps from another project
We also bought some more storage units this weekend - the sewing machine fits perfectly and I think it completes my little craft corner nicely. On the top is an old Singer sewing machine
I bought from the tip!
Six Second Sketch
This week I've also done another six second sketch
. I've decided to do a series of mini portraits of people with funny expressions so first up is Bruce Forsyth! I'm tempted to try and go even smaller!
Here's the finished sketch.
Papercut Wedding Heart
This is a piece I finished earlier in the year which I can share now the couple have now received it as a wedding present. It's a large heart filled with lots of elements which are significant to them.
I drew the design from scratch and then cut it out by hand.
That's it for today, keep an eye on my Etsy shop
as I'll hopefully be adding another doodle to download as a colouring page this week!
I'm sharing this post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations and Be Different Act Normal.
Labels: paper cut, paper cut artist, paper cut heart, patchwork, sewing, sewing machine, sewing machine cover