As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, buying my Bernina 530 was a big deal. I bought better thread (never again, Coats & Clark!), learned how to actually clean and oil a machine, and began planning projects just for her.
Although she came with a very fancy carrying case, she didn’t come with a cover. Since her purchase, I have resorted to throwing pieces of fabric over her in between makes.
The scrap fabric was a fine temporary solution, but she deserved something better.
Before my dear, sweet dog bear Ollie died, I had planned to make him a fancy block printed crate cover. It didn’t come to fruition before he passed, but I did make the lino blocks and thought the design would work well for the sewing machine cover.
I didn’t quite get the measurements right on this first iteration so it doesn’t fit with the slide-on table attached. It’ll work until I make a larger one! I’m also scheming a cover for my serger with a different print design.
I flat felled the top and side seams, and left an opening at the top for access to the carrying handle.
I used Speedball fabric ink and although I let the print rest for 24 hours and heat set it with an iron, it smeared while sewing. I had a minor panic attack when I noticed the ink rubbing off on my machine, but thankfully a magic eraser wiped it off. Any seasoned block printers out there have tips for setting prints on fabric?
3 Replies to “Block Printed Sewing Machine Cover”
Love this! I’m moving into a new sewing space later this year and my girls definitely deserve a nice cover. Thanks for the inspo!
i love this!
when i’ve used speedblock inks, i’ve let them dry for a few days before working with them at all because i’ve had similar issues!
Thanks for the tip! Do you have other ink recommendations?