When I took my Pattern Reading class at the West Seattle Fabric Company, I picked up a book called One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects. All the projects in it are super cute and come with great instructions and patterns, so they look doable for a beginner like me. I figured this book would be a great way to get some practice at different sewing techniques and make some cool stuff at the same time. Plus, true to it’s name, all of the projects in the book require only one yard of fabric!
I needed a sewing machine cover, so I decided that would be the first project from the book I would do. Plus, I couldn’t resist the sewing machine and button print contrasting fabrics, that I found at West Seattle Fabric Company.
I changed the dimensions a little bit, based on the size of my sewing machine and made the pocket a little shorter. I also stitched up the middle of the pocket, to divide it into two.
It’s the first time I’ve made anything with a gusset, so that was something new I learned from this project.
There is also a new Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders, that I can’t wait to get. I think I need to make a few more projects in the first book though.
Next project, oven mitt and hot pads!