sewing machine cover

my dear brother (sewing machine),


when i first laid eyes on you in June 2002, you stood out from the other sewing machines on display because of your low price tag attractive design and many wonderful functions. i bought you on the spot.

however, i seriously cannot remember how you ended up at my home then. a hardship such as carrying a home sewing machine all the way home from Woodlands (it’s the name of a town in Singapore, not a real woodland) on public transport would be forever etched in my memory, like childbirth. i vaguely remember giving birth to some babies but have no recollection of travelling on any form of transport with you. so who brought you home?

perhaps my fairy godmother secretly delivered you to my bedroom while i slept..

anyways, in the last 11 years, you have helped to fix my clothes that are too loose/long, sewed a new zipper for tb’s 200-baht bermudas, and also helped to sew up many bags, pouches,  clothes, and other random stuff for my family and friends. you are one great brother!


yesterday morning, i finally saw the sorry state your plastic cover was in :'( i immediately decided to make a new cover for you. my dear long-suffering sewing machine, you deserve to be covered in something more luxurious than the smelly piece of discoloured and torn plastic sheet.


*cut cut cut*

*sew sew sew*

*curse and unpick*

*sew sew sew*

*curse and unpick*

*sew sew sew*

how do you like your new cover?

from afar, you look just like a slouchy handbag. i hope you enjoy looking like a slouchy handbag because i am too lazy to make something sturdier for you i heard that it is the latest trend in sewing machine fashion 😀

hey look! an opening has been specially made at the top of the cover for your lovely handle to stick out.

ooooh, you can also lift up the flap in front to reveal a huge-ass pocket to keep your foot pedal and cables in pristine, dust-free condition. how thoughtful i am..

thank you for serving me without any complaints in the last 11 years. as a reward, your new friends (overlock foot and invisible zipper foot) are making their way here as i type. because i am a cheapskate frugal housewife, i have opted for free international shipping, so you might have to wait a little more for their arrival. but i promise you, my dear brother, we’re gonna have SO MUCH FUN when they arrive <3

3 comments on “sewing machine cover

  1. Your Brother’s machine cover turned out nice. I’m sure “he” will be very comfortable in there, until you are ready to use him again that is. Enjoy! So, what is the next project on your list?

    • Thank you ^^

      i am looking at a few blouses and dresses from various Japanese sewing books.. can’t decide on which one to start X’D

  2. Very clever this little pocket! Good idea 😉
    Have a nice day 😉