My lovely Janome has a slight problem with the internal light fitting. As its still under the warranty, I have to send it back to the shop for a repair. The lovely man Duke from http://www.sewingmachine-sales.co.uk/ told me to pack it up in the original box and it would be collected from home and delivered back once it was done. Fantastic service I thought. But there was one problem. The original packing box was so big, it took over the back bedroom so it went to the recyling. The pretty black cover which Janome supplied is lovely as a cover but not realy protective for the machine, so I decided to make my own carry bag to protect the machine on its trip in the van.
Hubby had ‘found’ a large roll of what seems to be 3mm thick heavy interfacing. I used some vintage curtains from my stash and created a bag shape with velcro top closure. The machine can be lowered into the bag and where the base is larger than the top, I threaded some pretty ribbon through the sides and used it to pull up to size. This means that the Machine handle is still accessible to carry the heavy machine but the pretty padded bag protects all screens and acessories.
I think the vintage look is growing on me! Practical and pretty.
You can get the free tutorial instructions here Scrapdragon Sewing Machine Bag