* Oilcloth Sewing Machine Cosy

Posted on October 26th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I was browsing Craftgrrl last night and saw this:


I immediately had to make one. I just happened to have 1. a piece of oilcloth I’ve been hoarding for months now 2. a piece of yellow bedsheet leftover from the duvet cover I made a while back 3. some yellow bias trim 4. a sewing machine with an ugly vinyl cover that’s starting to tear. So I measured the old vinyl cover, made panels of the oilcloth and sewed them together, and made a lining from the sheet. Then I trimmed the whole thing in bias tape. The handle comes through a slot in the top instead of a fancy handle flap like bertha79’s. But, I did add a slit along the bottom for the cord to stick out. I usually don’t bother unplugging it since it stows right under my craft desk. (My craft desk is supposed to be a computer desk, and the little shelf to hold the computer is the perfect size for the machine.) I’m so happy with it! Still not so good with the bias trim, though. I had to fix it by handstitching in a few places where I either couldn’t turn a tight corner or didn’t catch the lining layer.



6 Responses to “Oilcloth Sewing Machine Cosy”

  1. clau Says:

    that’s great, i’ll do that for mine i think. was it hard to sew the oilcloth?

  2. Maitreya Says:

    I didn’t have any trouble with the oilcloth. Good luck, I’d love to see it when you’re done.

  3. texcilla Says:

    oh, my! I now have a new project!

  4. Han Says:


    I just found your blog on a wellknown search engine – I just tried to sew oilcloth and just pinged the end of the sewing machine needle into my cheek (thankfully no blood spilt).

    What type of needle is good to use with sewing oilcloth? I am off into town tomorrow to find a needle for the sewing machine. oops!
    p.s. Your blog is cool!

  5. liz Says:

    what type of machine you sew with oilcloth, a industrial overlock sewing machine or a plain singer home machine

  6. Som Says:

    great, very nice.


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