What I didn't show you was the sewing machine cover that came with the machine. It's plastic and ugly, but it served as a perfect pattern and supplied inserts for my new sewing machine.
I created inserts on the inside of the new sewing machine cover to allow the plactic sides to slide right in.
It worked out perfectly to give the new sewing machine cover shape and stability.
The back is rather plain at the moment. I plan on hand-appliqueing something onto the back, but I haven't decided what. Does anyone have any ideas? I would love any creative (and appropriate) suggestions.
It's now time to get ready for my parents' visit. I'm off to clean some bathrooms...