When I first saw the beautiful bird panels of the Tracy Lizotte collection, I immediately thought "pockets!" And you will see that's exactly what I used them for.
I selected three of the fabrics to use for this hop: The bird panels, the all-over birds with azure background, and the leaves with azure background:
And with those fabrics, I made three projects for my sewing room:
See those pockets? I made a cover for my sewing machine, with three adjacent bird panels serving as pockets on the front. I used the leaves fabric for the front, binding, and side ties.
The underside of the cover is the all-over birds fabric.
I also used a strip of dark green bias binding for the top of the pockets.
I didn't use a pattern for this project; I made it up as I went along. But it's a very simple design and construction. As you can see above, my machine has a hard cover so this soft cover has no sides, just ties. It's basically two rectangles with the three-pocket piece sewn onto the top. The pockets are lined with the all-over bird print, and edged with the bias binding. The cover doubles as a mat to go under the sewing machine when it's in use, and that's when those pockets really come in handy!
To go along with the cover/mat, I also made a thread catcher which has some small pockets of its own (I purchased this pattern on Craftsy to make it). I used the all-over bird fabric, the leaves, and more bias binding (some of which I opened up to make wider):
And I made a skinny pincushion, using this free pattern, that sits in front of the machine so it's really handy. It's made with the all-over bird fabric and bias binding on the ends:
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Monday, March 23
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (me!)