Finishing the Panels

Last week I showed you two large panels I made using scraps.  Since then I created three more.

One long panel.

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20161118_122511Two short ones.

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Here they are laid out on the floor.



Here’s the final project.

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So, whats underneath?

My Simplicity Needle Felting Machine naked.  Sorry about the lighting, this was our first snow and kind of cloudy.

Now you see it.

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I was amazed that I got the sizes right.  I purposely left the edges organic.  Its a little lopsided but the top of the machine is narrower than the bottom.  Now I can change it around for a different look when the mood strikes.

Did you see that coming?

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28 Responses to Finishing the Panels

  1. Leonor says:

    A machine cover, clever! Great idea 😀

  2. Looks good and very useful! How did you sew the panels together? Is that hand-embroidery accent or actual “glue”?

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Thanks Cathy! The panels are machine stitched. If you look closely at a couple of the close ups at the end you can see the turquoise thread stitches.

      I’m not sure what you mean by glue. All the embellishments are felted in.

    • I just meant that the visible hand embroidery looked like it could have been what held the panels together.

  3. Hahaha, that is great !!! It looks Wonderful ! The colors too !!
    I have to watch the cloud too because it could happen to see a nacre cloud at 5 this afternoon..because of the cold underair and a cloud above ..

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Thanks Viltmaaraan! We got about 7 inches of snow (18 cm) here yesterday. It looks pretty out, but I’m grateful I don’t have to go out today.

  4. I mean a nacre sky.

  5. Lyn says:

    Wow! And all from scraps! It’s a lovely machine cover and you’ve put it together so well with your hand-stitching.

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Thanks Lyn! But it’s machine stitched. 🙂 I thought about hand stitching but thought I would make good use of my sewing machine for a change.

  6. koffipot says:

    That looks so good Marilyn and nice neat atitching too. A very appropriate cover for a felting machine. 🙂

  7. Well done! Making something useful out of left over bits from other projects – excellent!

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Thanks Cath! Yes, it’s a good feeling to use the scraps for something useful.

  8. ruthlane says:

    Great job Marilyn! I never guessed that was what you are making. Mine comes with a cover but I never put it on. Perhaps if I had something felted, I might use it instead of the plastic one.

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Thanks Ruth! My Simplicity machine didn’t come with anything. My Singer came with a cheap fabric cover. I may have to replace that as well. My Pfaff has a nice hard cover, but it looks kind of boring now.

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  10. I thought I posted but I guess not. I did wonder what you where up to Marilyn. As I scrolled down I was thinking she made a box? a basket? It makes a great cover for you machine.

  11. craftywoman says:

    Love what you have done and what a great idea as my mine doesn’t have a cover either, now I have a dastardly plan 🙂

  12. zedster66 says:

    That’s a really nice cover, Marilyn! Like Ruth, I don’t use my plastic cover, and the machine gets dusty, so I should think of making one too. The machine stitch you used really looks like neat hand stitching 🙂

  13. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Thanks Zed! The stitch is the closest to a blanket stitch I had on the machine. I’m sure with all the samples you have you could do a nice patchwork one fairly quick. I look forward to seeing what you do.

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