Please meet my sewing machine cover. Ticker Tape Style or simply Pretty Scrappy Cover. Eighty- nine (89) tiny pieces all together! Yep, I counted them all. It seems like a lot but you know what? My scraps box is still full. Really.
I just love this fresh and vibrant mix of green, red, pink and yellow. How jolly! These are small bits and pieces of fabrics I worked with over the last year. Many of these pieces I fell in love with from the first sight and I could not part even with the smallest scraps and I am so happy I kept them.
The largest piece is about 7cm by 10cm, and the smallest piece is only 1.5cm by 2cm. It took a LOT of time and patience to stitch them all on. During the process, I have built a new relationship with the zig zag stitch that I did not really like using before. But now I might use it more often in my work.
The stamped linen buttons came in handy. Four buttons, two on each side and a piece of twine. A simple solution for ties.
I am going to call this cover Finished Work Still in Progress. It doesn't make sense I hear you say. But please let me explain. The cover is finished and it is functional. But there is still room for improvement, for beautifying I should say. Whenever I feel like a bit of stitching, just a few minutes, I can add some details around the pieces. Just like here, around the toadstool house.
Maybe some letters or words, or maybe even iron on a new tiny scrap of favourite fabric on top of the existing one.
It's been the biggest scrappy project so far and I am so happy, excited and proud. All at once. I can look at my cover and dream away because all these tiny prints make me feel happy and they tickle my imagination and I love it.