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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Janome Machine Pad with Pockets

Hello Friends, 
I hope you all have had a good week...I know I have been busy as usual. Not only sewing but working in the yard...that is a full time JOB!!  LAUGHS!!

I wanted to share something new with you today. 
Recently I was Blessed with a new Janome Horizon MC 8900...I AM IN LOVE!!!

When I got the machine home, well it was larger than my old Brother and nothing was gonna fit...SMILES!!
I am one of those who like things to match...so I have made all kind of things for my sewing room including a machine pad and cover...etc..All those won't work anymore with my new BABY!! 

I have been busy with other projects & finally I am getting around to making new accessories for my Janome. 

Lately I have really been into Black & White and always PINK...WINK,WINK

I lucked up the other day at Joann's and found a fabric that HAD IT ALL...well that got my wheels to turning and inspired me get to designing..

 I measured how much area I wanted covered and what kind of pockets I needed, you have to have your work space organized and accessible...SMILES...I already have a bag that catches scraps so I was not sure if I wanted to incorporate another into it.

My base layer needs to be 14 x 30, I am going to bind it, so no extra for seam allowance. But I will cut an 1"
larger for Quilting allowance.
My pockets are going to be attached along the front and will have 2 rows or pockets. I will cut extra for seam allowances when attaching pocket bib.

So I cut my fabric and laid out roughly.  THIS IS GONNA BE A LEARN AS YOU GO PROJECT...LAUGHS...Surprisingly most of my new designs are and those turn out to be the best ones..BIG LAUGHS!!!

I decided I was gonna made separate pieces so I could removed the pockets if needed and also it would make easier to travel with... I can detach and roll up into the mat. 
Really liking that Ideal!!!

I cut all my batting and made my binding and everything was ready to START!!

I made my pocket section first..I was still unsure how it as gonna attach to mat so I decided if I got that piece done, Hopefully it would come to me..WINK, WINK..

I made each strip of pockets separately and then laid then all together and marked where I wanted my pockets...the width.. I stitched through all layers at one time on each marked line. And then attached binding around the whole piece. 

Now the Mat Piece. I laid it out and quilted with embroidery thread...I like using embroidery thread, it makes strong beautiful stitching.  A BOLD STATEMENT...LAUGHS...and of course I used PINK THREAD...SMILES!!

CAN YOU TELL I LOVE PINK!!!

When all finished, I squared up my mat and attached binding around the whole piece. 

NOW ATTACHING THE POCKETS TO THE MAT....AND IT HIT ME BUTTONS!!!
PINK BUTTONS!!!!  WINK, WINK
It was perfect!!!! 

So I set my machine up for button holes and got started...I marked each place I thought I would be best support, I ended up with 5 buttons. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT
 I MIGHT PILE IN THOSE POCKETS!!

I made my button holes and then marked for my buttons. My Janome is GREAT! not only does it do 9 different button holes...It sews on the buttons as well...OH HAPPY ME!!!

So after I got all that whipped up and attached...
There you have it a New Sewing Machine Pad with Pockets to Boot!!

Sorry no a lot of pictures or measurements but I am planning a detailed pattern on this one. So please check back soon, or EVEN BETTER, HIT THE FOLLOW ME TO KNOW WHEN I HAVE NEW POST...BIG BIG SMILES!!!

Thanks for stopping by, Until next time...

**REMEMBER TRY TO STITCH A LITTLE EACH DAY**

AND I LOVE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

CHARLENE
"A TOUCH OF HINK"
www.cclrlycreativecreative.com




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