Thursday, June 2, 2011

New accessory for my featherweight

Yesterday, June 1, was my Aunt Zola's birthday.  It also was the day in 1964 when my baby brother John broke his femur when he was three years old, but I digress!  As my long time blog readers know, I named my Featherweight Singer Zola Mae after my Aunt Zola.  I thought there would be no better way to honor my aunt than to make an accessory for her namesake on her namesake!
I found a cool pattern for a Weighted Pincushion Organizer,  I had fabric leftover from making the case cover for Zola Mae, so I decided to use these to complete the ensemble!
I set Zola Mae up in my sunroom.  It was a bright, sunny day yesterday (it is currently raining!)  What a great place to sew.  The robins have been chirping. 

I have made several different types of these scrapbags.  This one was one of the easiest that I have ever done.  It didn't require purchasing anything that wasn't already in my home, which is always a big plus!

I really like that the bag can be detached easily for emptying, or to just use sitting on the table.  The pincusion is certainly big enough to hold lots of pins!  And the handy little pockets to hold small rulers, marker, seam rippers is also a plus!


  1. Beautiful old machine Maggie! I have one of those scrap bag things and it's so useful. I like the extra pockets on yours too.

  2. What a fun project and those extra pockets will come in so handy!

  3. I have made several types of thread catchers, but this one I saw back a while ago and made a couple because I really liked it. Also, I don't know if you remember that I bought a second Featherweight a while ago, and then no one needed one, so I then had two. My sister wanted one and it was her birthday a couple weeks ago and I went to North Carolina to go to a quilt retreat with her, and I gave her one of my Featherweights for her birthday.

  4. That's a great little bag, Maggie. I like it. Your sun room looks like a GREAT place to sew!!!