A few folks have requested that I re-post my Crafty Chica-inspired sewing machine, so here she is! It started as a plain vintage Goodwill Singer sewing machine, that I decorated with some of my favorite things. I use it as a decoration in my studio, and it always makes me smile!
Here are some tips if you'd like to create your own artsy sewing machine:
- Use a second-hand machine. I got mine for $15 at Goodwill. It works, but I don’t plan to use it. I could, but for me, it’s all show and no go.
- Pick out your favorite embellishments. My machine includes charms, buttons, stickers, beads, jewels, puffy paint and a lip gloss cupcake. Use Tacky glue to attach. You may want to leave some areas (like the Singer logo) uncovered.
- Take your time. I had to do it in stages. Lay it down on the table to do the front/back; otherwise, items slide around.
- Dimensional paint: If you’re going to use the dimensional paint to outline things, do that as one step, and leave it dry for a day. If not, it messes up. It’s good for filling in any holes.