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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Decoupaging a Machine Case

 My friend Allison did a demo on how to decoupage a sewing machine case.  I love how her case turned out!

 You start off with a yucky case and tear off the lining.
 She used a matte finish Mod Podge.
 You can use anything on your case!
 She recommends heavy duty felt cushion pads for the bottom your case.
 Don't forget to do the bottom of your case!
 Go ahead and get your fingers dirty!
 Allison repairs and restores Vintage Sewing Machines and has some parts.
She is located in Plano, TX and you can contact her at allon0711@yahoo.com

Here is a case I had, pretty ugly - huh?
 My "second mom" gave this machine to me, she sewed all of her clothes on it in high school!
 As soon as I got home from TX I had to do my case!  I cut up an old Keepsake Quilting catalog and a brochure from AR.
 I had to include any cat quilts in it.
 Do you see Hello Kitty?
 I printed off the girls on the treadles.

 This is my top.  My husband broke the handle, even though I always tell him not to carry the old machines by the handles!

 This is the inside of the case, and I wish I had thought of printing off the picture of tiger sitting on my treadle before I had finished the outside.
 If you look to the upper right, I printed off a picture of the sewing machine that belongs to the case.

Here is my machine on the case.  I have another post about how she was rewired.

Here is a tutorial so you can decoupage your own case!

Have you refurbished a sewing machine case?



Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

That is very cute. My cases are in excellent condition overall. I never find machines in cases, either cabinet or just a machine head. :(

Kay said...

Great job!! So it's really not hard? I won't throw away anymore cases.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Now that is a great idea!!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm thinking of doing this with my Universal case I got last month. I think I'll use fabric instead of paper. It should work as well.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I haven't used Mod Podge in forever but I remember having a lot of fun with it. I should pick up some again.

Allison in Plano said...

Oh Missy!!! I'm so proud of you and how your case turned out!! What a good student you are -- I love how you incorporated the cat quilts because of your love for them. Once someone shows you how to do something, it just isn't as hard as we thought it would be. Well done my friend, well done!! Hugs, Allison in Plano, TX

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