There was a pattern in my SEW magazine which has given me lots of ideas.
So, thats me busy for the rest of the evening, I will be sitting cutting pattern pieces out!
This is the front with the pocket in place. It is large enough to hold the foot pedal easily
I totally remade the overlocker cover because it seemed to large and floppy. I alterd it to remove some of the bulk and there was another problem too, the cotton lining was pulling on the threads and you know how time consuming it is to re-thread it every time you want to use it. In the end I cut out a new lining in a showerproof material. Problem solved!
The next thing I wanted to make was a mat to protect the table which would also catch all the bits of fabric and thread removed by the overlocker. I cut out a mat shape from the pattern and cut out one side in cotton the other in the showerproof fabric, and put wadding between. I overlocked around the edge and added a pocket, lined with the showerproof fabric to collect the waste in.i have to admit it works a treat!
The next job was to make a cover for tne sewing machine, I made it using tne original cover as a template and glued one half of velcro to the machine and stitched the other side to the cover to hold it in place. I then made another mat to protect the table.
Now both my machines are protected from dust and it will be much better for them
The sewing machine cover has a flap which covers the foot pedal pocket, it fastens with velcro
My sewing machine and accessories are from Jaycotts,
Added on 16 may 2015
I was getting frustrated at not being able to find scissors and so on, and of having sewing threads all over the floor, so in a matter of minutes I made these