The plastic cover is a little torn in one place so I made a pattern and this is the result.
This is the front view.
I've used some left over linen ... the rest of it was made into a suit ages ago ... which I still have.
The satin was a sample piece that was stored for a long time and I thought it would be excellent used for the roof.
I've freehand embroidered my rose trellis and around the window frames ... very fiddly for the frames but I am quite please with the result.
If I make a version for my Sewing Machine it should be a lot simpler as the overlocker is an unusal shape with indents and bulges and not completely square.
What did I use for the window frames and roses you ask!
A bit fiddly but it's amazing what you can do with Card Making Steel Rule Dies.
A closer look at the front.
The front and pocket view .. without anything in the pocket.
The pocket filled with foot pedal and lead ... rick-rack detail at the top and I freehand embroidered some wall detail.
The back view.
And a closer look at the back without filled pocket.
The other side.
A closer look at the other side.
Once I'd positioned the roses I thought I was missing something .. I managed to find some red beads that matched perfectly so added little clusters of buds.
The roof lifts and I created a space so I can carry the machine about with cover .. when placed in its spot for storage I can batten down the hatch lol!
My old Tesco jumper buttons came in handy as they matched the linen.
This is my first attempt with freehand embroidery with the trellis ... I used the smallest zig zag on my Oekaki sewing machine and the darning/quilting foot.
I love the result but I'm steering clear of felt roses for a while as they were a nightmare and very fiddly to sew.
I did order a bias folder to make my binding for the base but the ebay seller I bought it from never sent it (I did get a refund through ebay) so I just cut two strips joined them and then ironed them so I had bias binding ... so glad it was satin as it worked a dream.
Hope you like my little Rose Cottage.
Many thanks for looking