Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Accessories for "Sweet Baby Jayne"

My "Sweet Baby Jayne" Featherweight told me that she needed some accessories to help maintain her pristine condition. So I made a little bag to hold the foot pedal and cords when she is in her box. It was tricky figuring out how to get the ribbon  through the top, but it all worked out okay in the end. 
The ribbon came on a package of squares I bought last summer and was perfect for re-use as the tie for this bag. 
(Hmmm wonder where those squares are?!?)




Here is the bag with the foot pedal inside, and tucked into the harp of the machine as it is stored in her box. 
So cute, and safe from scratches.

Happy now "Sweet Baby Jayne"?
What's that?
Now you want a quilted mat for the bottom of the box?
Oh my goodness, what a diva! 
Yes... I know she is old (she just turned 50 this year!) and the storage box is hard :)

So, I opened up my selvage drawer (yes, I save those too!) and pulled out some selvages of recently used fabrics to make a little mat for her.
Sweet Baby Jayne does not like to work too hard and is much too dainty to do the heavy quilting jobs, but my Blue White is perfect for those jobs. She just plowed through quilting the layers with no trouble at all, even without a walking foot. It strikes me as really funny that I am sewing accessories for the dainty machine's comfort, using another heavy duty, hard working machine ;)
 The selvage mat is just the right size to sit under the featherweight while sewing, and it fits perfectly into the bottom of the box for storage.
She better be happy now or I might have to change her name from "Sweet Baby Jayne" to "Princess Crabby Jayne"!

19 comments:

  1. I saw a little tote bag someone made for their feather weight that fits in the case to protect their machine. I think the selvage mat was perfect!

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  2. Sweet Baby Jayne certainly is a diva...but that's not necessarily a bad thing, right? And did I hear her say she'd like a frilly, lacy little thing for her spool pin?

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  3. Lovely little accesories for your Baby!!

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  4. Such a cute post and you've got me thinking that I should make a little bag to hold the pedal and cords for my 301.

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  5. I just love Baby Jayne and, like you, if she were mine, I'd do anything she asked of me :)

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  6. Well, at least she is happy using up scraps to make her accessories =). I think I hear my singer complaining since I have not used her since last March? I really should open her up and give her a try. Thank you for the package, it made my day.

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  7. Too cute! So glad you have made your baby happy. What a sweetie.

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  8. You're such a good "mama" to Baby Jane and I'm sure she appreciates you as much as you appreciate her!! Love your newest quilty projects!

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  9. Look what you have done ...now all our featherweight have heard and want their own mats and pedal bags!!! I should make a bag for my pedal...it doesn't clip on the thingy in the box lid. So I have to put it in with the machine and wouldn't want anything to get scratched. Lovely work but what are you NOT doing today?!?!

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  10. I love this idea. One of my featherweight cases has a clip on the lid for the foot pedal, but the other does not ... and they both would be happy to have a mat in the bottom like yours.

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  11. What awesome machines....

    Love your header!!

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  12. I hope my featherweight doesn't read this, or she might get ideas! : )

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  13. Just love those darling accessory totes/cases that you made for your Baby Jayne!

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  14. My husband might call your machine high maintenance!

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  15. Baby Jayne is certainly very spoilt! mind you she has served you well and deserves a bit of comfort.

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  16. Reminds me of the story "The Princess & The Pea." She's lucky to have you!

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  17. What a great idea Kathy! The mat made out of selvages is both functional and pretty!!

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  18. I love it! Looks like something I should do for my little Featherweight :)

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  19. Shh! What's that I hear? Sweet Baby Jayne wants something to protect her fold down table, too. Hmmm... do you have any scraps left for that???? ;) I'd better be quiet before some of my machines start calling out to me for 'accessories', too!

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