An idea with versatility. Julie Ferguson, the pattern designer, designed this digital downloadable** pattern for the Singer Featherweight table in a simple or intermediate version.
** Please be sure to scroll down for our Digital Download Policy Details.
Take a look at the photos above and you'll see some very special features to this cover. (Yes, it is pleasing to the eye, but it's so functional, too!) Make the simpler version with or without pockets out of oil cloth, or the intermediate version with a clear vinyl coverlet. You have the option of trimming the edges in coordinating bias binding with rick rack accents and ties. Scroll through the photos for design options and ideas.
You can make your cover from sturdy duck/canvas fabric and cover it with heavy vinyl. Sometimes you can get so spread out with a project that you'll often lose your instruction sheet or pieces of your quilt project under the piles of fabric or notions that you're working with. Well, that's one of the reasons why Julie designed this cover with a liftable vinyl cover. It's nice and slick, too, so your garment or quilt-in-progress doesn't "stick" to the table cover as you're sewing.
You can use it to arrange & admire finished quilt blocks, take a break for lunch and even feel free to spill a little as you're planning the next step of your project. Be sure to notice the rick rack ties that anchor the fitted corners to the legs of the table - aren't they sweet?
The liftable vinyl top allows you to always know where your instruction sheet is, too!
Your cover will have fitted corners, optional bias binding at all edges and rick rack ties at corners. Handy side pocket at front right corner for scissors or sewing notions. You can also add a second pocket at the left front corner (facing you) for snippets of fabric & discarded threads. Pleats at the bottom help keep the top of the pocket open for you -- VERY handy! (And one customer who purchased this pattern suggested that the pocket ought to be detachable -- velcro was her idea, but a zipper or buttons would also be attractive, so that collected scraps & snippets could be emptied into the trash can more easily. You might want to remember her hint when you construct your own cover. It was a great idea!)
Please note: Actual table cover, vintage iron, patterns, Singer scissors, table & Featherweight machine are not included. Shown for display purposes only. This is for digital pattern only.
As with most digital media, permission is granted for individual use only. If you would like to use this for teaching classes in your area, we ask that you contact us first to discuss terms of wholesale purchase and printing distribution.
**DIGITAL PATTERN DOWNLOADING & POLICY DETAILS:
When you complete your order, you will receive an email that says "Your downloads are ready". In this email you will have a unique URL to click on which will lead you back to our website and the following screen:
Click on the words "Download Now" so that a little window pops up for you to select whether you want to open it as a PDF or save it to your computer. Be patient with your first attempt - the file is large, so it may take a few moments to load the PDF depending on your ISP connection speed.
Once the window pops up you can select either option of whether to "Open" or "Save". If saving it, just be sure to make a note of where you are saving it on your computer so you can retrieve it later.
If you click on your download link and a web browser appears but only presents you with a white screen, most likely there is an incompatibility between the web browser you are using, your system software, and the way our website serves files. First try switching to a different web browser than the one you are using. (For example, if you are using Internet Explorer, try starting the download with Firefox instead. We have found that Firefox works very well!) This almost always takes care of the problem for us and allows the download to start.
However, if switching browsers does not work for you, try downloading it from your laptop or desktop computer rather than an iPad or mobile device. This usually solves the issue as the iPad tends to hide downloaded files in odd places and requires a reader app to open it.
If all else fails, you can forward your email link to a friend or local copy center business to have them download and print it for you.
Digital Policy Details
This digital product policy is designed to help you understand our commitment to you but also remind you of your responsibilities when you purchase digital products from The Featherweight Shop.
The Featherweight Shop grants permission for digital media to be used for individual use only. If you are a Featherweight Class instructor, however, and would like to use this in teaching classes, we ask that you contact us first to discuss terms of wholesale purchase and printing distribution.
Please know that it is your responsibility to promptly download and save the file you purchased to your computer. Once you have downloaded and saved your item, safeguarding it is up to you. We provide you with the opportunity to download and save your file up to three times, however, we cannot provide new download links for lost or accidentally deleted files after your three download attempts have been made. So be sure to back up your files, because it is not a matter of "if", but "when" your files will be lost. Carbonite, Backblaze or other backup file system is highly recommended. You set it up and never have to worry again. However, if you ever need to recover your lost files, these backup programs are a life saver!