My latest sewing project was a cover (or as my Grandma would call it, a "cozy") for my sewing machine. I already had a perfectly good hard plastic cover and a decent clear vinyl cover. But why would I use those when I could make something pretty instead??
The free pattern is here (http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/2008/07/25/sewing-machine-cozy/), and very easy to use. You'll come to learn that I lovelovelove free patterns online. So many creative folks out there who are generous enough to share their expertise and ideas with the rest of us aspiring seamstresses. Maybe I'll have something to share some day, too.