I hadn't heard the words "Mod Podge" for decades!
((We always called it Modge Podge --because that's how it always came out of our mouths!))
I don’t think I have done decoupaging since the 3rd grade ----but I remember it being fun!
You should have seen me go gaga over Kathy’s refurbished sewing machine case when she walked in with it ---
And I loved it so much that I got photos of it in every angle possible….so indulge me please!
I asked Kathy how she went about this momentous feat ---and she gave me these hints for anyone wanting to try this themselves:
Remove all of the old covering that you can. She tried to remove the paper on the inside of the case, but it wouldn’t come off so she just decoupaged over it.
Brush on the Mod Podge, press the paper into place, and then brush another layer of Mod Podge on top of it, allowing it to dry thoroughly.
All of the paper she used to decoupage with came from scrap booking resources --- being a fan of sewing notions, ANY paper with a sewing theme was fair game!
Cute cute cute!!
The handle and vinyl top are original to the case….she just tucked the paper and decoupage up and under that loose edge as close as she could get it up to the stitching around that top piece. ((Yes, this is very technical, but it is as best as I can describe it!))
Inside of the lid—partially papered, still some work to be done on it. What machine is inside? A sweet 99k!
Here's another bonus: Covering that old nasty case up with new paper and Mod Podge will also remove any old lingering musty smells!
Kathy did say she has a bit more treatment to do to this one……she wants to lightly sand the rough spots, and then coat the whole thing with a clear-coat so that it is more durable and washable.
I wondered what the red sticker was underneath the machine when Kathy raised it to show us the inside of the base ----At some point in time this machine was repossessed for non-payment!
Remember, that Singer made much of his fortune by making machines available on payment plans so that “every day” folk could afford a machine at a small fee per week. Someone must have skipped payment, and the machine was repossessed! Interesting piece of history in the life of this machine ---the serial number dates the machine to 1956.
Kathy, sewing Scrappy Trips panels on her lovely machine with it’s beautiful base and case!
Thanks for sharing, Kathy! I love how you turned this old beat up case into a really beautiful one of a kind piece fit for your machine!
I'm home! I arrived home last evening ---and I'll be home for the next 5 days before I head out again. Anyone up for Quilt-Cam tonight? Look for me at 9pm Eastern! I was thinking that Sunday we can also fit it in at 2pm ----