Lately, I've been going to events where I have needed to bring my sewing machine. Having a bag designed specifically for my machine and supplies was necessary. While making this bag for my flickr swap partner, I knew I would be a great option for a sewing machine carrier for myself.
I had the last of my Alexander Henry Sew Now, Sew Wow fabric to use for the main body of the bag.
And denim from my stash for the contrast pocket and lining.
I wanted to add a little bit of pop so I accented the pocket and the handles with white ric rac trim.
To keep my sewing tools secure, I added a strip of black elastic along the front portion of the bag to hold them in place as my vehicle moves. The elastic is tacked in place along the same stitching lines as the pocket.
The interior size of this bag is perfect to hold my machine without giving too much room for it to knock around.
For added structure and protection, I omitted the suggested lightweight interfacing. Instead, I applied fusible fleece to the wrong side exterior fabric. This turned out to be a great buffer to prevent damage to my machine. If you choose to use this pattern for a carrier, my suggestion would be to omit the fusible fleece within your seam allowance. It makes the seams bulky. A regular sewing machine may not be able to handle the denim, upholstery weight fabric, and fusible fleece. Additionally, I used purchased cotton webbing for the handles. They are strong, durable and able to hold the weight of the machine and supplies.
A pinner commented that previous bag would be perfect as a machine cover if flipped upside down. What a brilliant idea for when the machine is not in use.