Well my Mama always told me to keep my machines covered when I wasn't using them. No sense in letting more dust settle on and in them. I had never gotten around to making a special cover, but just threw a colorful piece of fabric over it. UNTIL..........
One day recently, I was going through one of those yard sale bags where you could take all the clothes you could stuff in a KMart bag for $1. (JOY tip: Look at old clothes as fabrics, cheap fabrics.) I had bought a suede skirt to make Mr. G. a new toiletry bag for travel because his blew up.
I threw the skirt over the serger where it would wait for me as my next project.
As King Julien in Madagascar says, "Lightbulb!"
That's my pony tail holder.
Turn right side out and wa-la!
The Quickest Sewing Machine Cover EVER!
But wait! Although the suede fabric looked very neat, I really wanted to make the toiletry bag with it. So I looked through my stuffed bag of clothes a little further. (JOY tip- if you have an opportunity to stuff as many clothes or anything cloth as you can into a bag, roll each piece as tight as you can. This works well for packing a suitcase, too.)
I found this light turquoise child's skirt made of a gauze like fabric with a cotton lining.
I turned wrong side out, hand gathered waist.
Turn right side out.
Now my sweet Baby is protected by a couple of layers of soft, turquoise gauze.