I'm going to say something controversial. I love Martha Stewart. That's not always a popular choice especially among people who aren't as interested in homemaking as I am. I'm often compared to her & called Martha by people who make it sound like it is not a compliment. I love her style and her ideas and the ideas of the brilliant people that work for her. She is not perfect but neither am I, so I forgive her and I'm happy to buy her books and magazines and all of the beautiful new products at Michaels and please, for the love of all things domestic, bring back Martha by Mail!
This is the sewing machine cover I made this weekend from these directions from Martha:
Keep sewing machine gears dust free with a good-looking tea towel cover. Choose a cloth large enough to just drape over the machine; if it's too big, trim and hem it to fit. Next, cut four 14-inch pieces of cotton twill tape. Sew a double 1/4-inch hem at one end of each. Fold over the opposite ends 1/2 inch, and pin them to the cloth so that when the cover is on the machine, the ties line up on both sides; stitch ties in place. Drape cloth over sewing machine, tying twill tapes to secure.