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All three of these projects are pretty quick and easy to make. You can even use pre-quilted fabric or decorating fabric (backed with a med-heavy fusible interfacing) for the cover if you prefer.
The pincushion and thread catchers are so quick to make, they literally take minutes! The thread catchers are so versatile as well. They would also make cute party favors or teacher’s gifts filled with something fun. You can even enlarge the pattern to make storage bags for all kinds of things.
I've made my patterns very easy to read and understand. I give you a complete list of everything you will need to complete the project. I've broken everything down into step by step instructions and have included lots of full color photos and illustrations.
Personal & commercial use.
All patterns, appliques, images, photos, and illustrations were created and/or designed by me. I own all rights to this pattern and the images with it. You may use this pattern to create items for your personal use and to sell from your website, online shops, and craft shows. You can not claim the finished item as your design or redistribute the pattern or its images in any way.
You can use my patterns for personal use and to make things that you sell from your website, online shops, and craft shows.
All photos were taken by me, and all illustrations, pattern pieces, and instructions were created by me. You can not redistribute the pattern, images, or photos in any way. You also can not claim the finished item as your own design.
Supplies for Sewing Machine Cover:
(8) 3 x 35 inch strips of fabric in various colors
1 yard cotton batting or fleece interfacing (44” wide), see note
1 yard (44”wide) 100% cotton muslin (or cotton fabric if you prefer a color)
1/2 yard fabric for binding and side panels
Thread to match fabrics
NOTE: If you will be using a thicker batting such a polyester craft or quilt batting, please take into consideration that the “loft” could affect the final size of your finished product. Cotton batting was used in the sample, but a fleece interfacing would give the same result. For example, I made a table runner pattern twice, once with a polyester craft/quilt batting, and the other with 100% cotton batting. The one with the polyester batting turned out shorter than the one with the cotton batting. The “loft” actually fluffed up the runner and that’s what made it shorter.
Supplies for Thread Catcher:
7 x 14 inch scrap of fabric for the outside
7 x 14 inch scrap of fabric for the lining
7 x 14 inch scrap of med weight fusible interfacing
Thread to match fabrics
Supplies for Pin Cushion:
7 x 14 inch scrap of fabric for pincushion
2 3/4 x 13 inch scrap of fabric for the fabric band
13 inch piece of ribbon, rick-rack, or trim (5/8 inch wide ribbon was used in samples)
2 large buttons (3/4 to 1 inch)
Thread to match fabric
Button thread or other heavy thread for attaching buttons
Small amount of fiber-fil
Scissors, pins, sewing needles, fabric marking pen or pencil, paper (for printing the pattern pieces), iron & ironing board, sewing machine, cutting mat with ruler & rotary cutter (optional)