Monday, April 6

Singer featherweight sleeve tutorial

A few days off and not that great weather makes one productive. I wanted to sew a protective sleeve for the sewingbed of the featherweight. Searched the internet for a tutorial, measurments etc. but found zip. So I had to tackle that myself and while doing so, i thought other featherweight owners might want to sew a similar item...tadaa a tutorial by yours truly!
Here's how I did it :First I wrapped the Feather in dressmaking paper, top and bottom

Then I pulled out a piece of really ugly fabric to make a prototype

I came up with this pattern eventually. I can't make pdf files, so you have to draw your own, with the measurements written on the pattern.

Cut three: one outer fabric, one inner and add 1/4 " seamallowance and one fusible fleece without the seamallowance. The pattern is without seams!!

 Iron the fleece on the outer fabric.
Flip one side up and sew this side

 Box the corner a tiny bit, 1/4 " is quite enough
 Repeat to the othe side and sew the inner fabric the same way. You'll get two sleeves. Slide them inside eachother, right sites together and sew all around, leaving a gap on the upper side for turning.
 align the seams!

Turn, topstitch and you're done!
 My sleeve has one longer flap and that's not just for protection

 You can slide it under your machine to use it as a threadcatcher, or to put your gear in, while sewing.
 I added some velcro so I can use it with my machine mat . The mat can be used with Sven too and since Sven is a lot heavier and bigger, I can't put the threadcather underneath him, hence the velcro...
 Questions? Something not explained clear enough? Feel free to ask :)
Meanwhile I'm very pleased with my sleeve (and myself i might add haha)

1 comment:

  1. A very good tutorial Annemiek, and a very good idea!!!

    I may just have to make one for my Featherweight... when I haul it out of its hiding spot at some point... ;)