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Paris Apartment Sewing Machine Cover: Guest Tutorial by Bari J.

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The contest for the kit ended 10/7/11. Even if you didn't win, you can still make the cover with Bari J's terrific tutorial...

Yay! Bari J. is back with another adorable sewing pattern. After everything your sewing machine has done for you, isn't it time you surprise it with a chic evening cover-up with flirty pom-pom fringe?! You could not find a more perfect fabric collection for this sewing machine cover than Bari's magnifique Paris Apartment collection, her first for Lecien. Merci, Bari, for providing our Sew4Home friends with such a delightful free project, plus the chance for one lucky person to win a kit to make their own Paris Apartment sewing machine cover. 

Paris Apartment is so lovely, we expect it will fly off fabric shop shelves. The prints all have French names relating to rooms in an apartment: La Salle de Couture, a sewing room with dress forms and flowers; or Le Salon, a living room full of chintz Louis chairs and graceful chandeliers. Lots of wonderful possibilities with these prints... totally stashworthy!

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Where to buy Paris Apartment

Paris Apartment is in fabric shops now, so get it while you can!

Fat Quarter Shop


Download the Paris Apartment Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Bari created her tutorial as an Acrobat file. Click the image below to download the Paris Apartment Sewing Machine Cover tutorial.

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You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program.

More About Bari J.

Check out the other three tutorials Bari has shared with us on Sew4Home:

To read more about Bari J., check out her blog and her website where you will find more of her charming sewing patterns.

Bari's book, Inspired to Sew, came out in January of this year.


Bari also has a free pattern, La Jolie Maision, available on the Lecien website.

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You Could Win a Paris Apartment Sewing Machine Cover Kit

Bari J. has a kit ready to send to one lucky person with everything you need to sew your own Paris Apartment Sewing Machine Cover... right down to the pretty pom pom fringe!

Simply tell us what you love about Paris Apartment in the comment section below. The best way to do this, so we are able to contact you should you win, is to register for the site, login, and then comment. That way you don't need to put your email address in the comment field. We never share your email address with any 3rd parties, nor will we send you content without your permission.

Register (if you have not), Login (if you have not), Comment! Then keep your fingers crossed!

We will draw one name at random from everyone who entered as of midnight PT October 7, 2011. We will contact the winner by email to confirm a shipping address and will ship the prize directly to you. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

NOTE: Due to complex contest legal restrictions and customs requirements that differ from country to country, we are currently able to send this prize to a USA or Canadian postal address only (cannot be a P.O. Box). Good luck to everyone!


Comments (124)

Christine Dallimore said:
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 This is wonderful a perfect gift for my Grandaughter who loves Paris and has just learnt to sew

Stella said:
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How beautiful. reminds me of Audrey Hepburn and being 21 all over again.Anyone for a quick cafe on the river?

Ann Robertson said:
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I love it because it looks very pretty , yet with the ball fringe , its also reto! I grew up wearing and sewing with this exact type of trim in Junior High...in the 60's! Brings back fun memories of grade eight home economics! Just found this site through Pinterest and love it!

Paris apartment said:
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This is what I was really looking for. Thanks very much. Keep up this good work.
Berninagal1 said:
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This wll make a great Christmas gift for my sewing buddies. Thanks, Laurel
Sandy FL said:
I have been meaning to make a sewing machine cover for a long time--to keep the dust out, and this one is gorgeous! I never would have thought to add the pompoms--they take it over the top! Great project, BariJ!
Syd said:
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I have loved all of Bari J.'s fabric and patterns!! I'm especially happy to have found your fun blog!! Can't wait to check it totally out! Thanks!!
quiltmom said:
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I love the pretty colors. I also think the sewing machine cover is so cute- It really dresses up the machine while protecting it. Thanks for sharing the fun design.
cindy_sews said:
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I love Paris Apartment! The sewing machine cover is fabulous! I can't wait to make one.
gap.rhonda said:
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It is so sophisticated! I absolutely love it...almost as much as I love Bari. She is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
MollyP said:
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I love the colors of Paris Apartment. They are soft yet saturated. The layers of design within each print is amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial.

barbdjackson said:
I am in the process of redecorating my sewing room - I am so glad I saw this fabric. It will create a romantic sewing oasis.
Jansie said:
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I love everything Bari J does, but Paris Apartment just blows me away. It's so chic and gorgeous. I love the roses and dress forms and colors. Thanks for the chance to win this kit!!!
Allison schaeffer said:
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What a great project to do. I am just a beginning at sewing so this looks perfect. Thanks alot for sharing!
Bethjbeal said:
When I look at the colors in the Paris Apartment fabric line, they make me feel exactly like I think I would feel if I were in my own apartment in Paris; fresh, alive and cheery!
Kathleen S said:
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the fabric and colors are just beautiful...great combination of colors

ksergas at gmail dot com
DebbieBear58 said:
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We have traveled all over Europe with the military. This is so European. Ahhh --- The memories. I would love to be the winner of this contest.smilies/wink.gif
krousegirl2 said:
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i love the dusty, swanky feel to this line.
krousegirl2 at aol dot com
Jennyroo said:
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What don't I love about Paris Apartment? It is so tranquil and sophisticated... This would be wonderful to win, I will dream about it until the draw on October 7th!

jlwhite (at) sasktel dot net
Judy Applegarth said:
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I just love the dress forms on your fabric, ok the colors too! It would be awesome to win your kit. I just love Bari J's book!
Sequana said:
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I love those dress forms! I want one of my own. And, of course, the dreamy colors.
ThisandThat said:
Thank you Bari J for the free PDF Pattern!

I would so treasure your so chicky sweet fabrics, if I won them for this wonderful Sewing Machine Cover. I Think I would save your fabric for something special, I have fabrics I would use instead for the cover smilies/grin.gif
MaryonLakePulaski said:
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I love Paris Apartment because it allows me to dream of something I may never have a chance to experience! The colors are perfect.
LindaSonia said:
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How fabulous this kit would be! Love Bari J's work. My fingers are crossed as we speak! ;-)
gquilter said:
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I love the beauty and soft appeal of Bari J's fabrics. I have her book, which is a favorite of mine. The sewing machine cover is just gorgeous! I am already registered on this site (have been,and I order from you pretty regularly)and I would truly love to win this one! Thanks so much!
thetackroom said:
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OH my - is that fabric just beautiful thanks for the post and love your site. I love everything french and this fabric has it all - Manifique!!!
rubyinga said:
I soooo need this sewing machine cover....at the present time, it's covered by a towel :-(
Lauri said:
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The colors in this line are beautiful! And although I love dress forms (and REALLY LOVE this machine cover...especially with the pompoms! ) I like that the coordinating fabrics are not sewing related and easily used anywhere.
sgerritz said:
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I love the fabric with the dress forms on it and all the pretty co-ordinates....It just says "sewing room"!
kittyklaws65 said:
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I have boughten myself a new Singer and want something nice to cover it with besides the 'standard' cover that came with it. I cannot wait to dig in and sew this adorable cover complete with pom poms!!!!smilies/grin.gif
JudyW said:
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That is so fantastic! I would love to have it gussying up my sewing room!
Judy Blinkenberg said:
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I like the patterns in Paris Apartment, the colors too. I have the yellow/ Orange bundle for a quilt. Jacking this pattern would be wonderful for my Bernina or my Pfaff. Thank you to Bari J for a chance to win. Jlblvn@yahoo.com
Rita D. said:
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This is the cutest cover ever. It would be wonderful to cover my sewing machine which has to be put away when we have company as it sits in part of a corner of my guestroom. I think it would even be a conversation piece its so cute.
stmarie said:
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This is exactly what I need to protect my machine... the patterns are great! And I love the pom pom trim.
Mardell said:
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This would look so good in my sewing room! I love the colors and the fabric; such a nice touch to a sewing room and a treat for the machine that it covers!
isy said:
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I've been wanting to make a sewing machine cover for my wonderful Hazel (my sewing machine) and haven't gotten to it. This fabric would be great for it! thanks so much for the giveaway.
Periwinkle said:
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Visting Paris would be a dream! The fabric is so elegant and will certainly brighten my Atelier. Thanks for such wonderful fabric an ideas.