Looking for someone to make a cover for my printer....

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9 years 3 months ago #34520 by Andrea
I'm looking for a dust cover for my printer (the cats like to sleep on it, and I'm tired of cleaning out the cat hair!)... I don't want to import some cheap plastic cover from overseas, I'd prefer to have someone make something to order. I thought TM would have such a thing, but I haven't been able to find any! Would anyone be willing to take it on, with fabric I send you? Nothing fancy, just a short rectangle shape... I'm quite happy to pay someone for their time... I used to sew all the time, in fact I quite miss it (both having the time as well as having the space!).... had to sell my sewing machine when we left the states, was an awesome old Singer that my mum sewed many of our clothes on when we were little..... I've never replaced it, as we now live in a tiny house, and there's just no room... Anyway, that's another story.

Anyone game?

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9 years 3 months ago #454710 by Mich
Oh I can just picture a patchwork one that your cat would find just sooooooo comfortable.... LOL. What sort of fabric do you have, Andrea, and what are the dimensions of your printer?
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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9 years 3 months ago #454715 by Andrea1
Well, as long as the thing is covered, I wouldn't mind them sleeping on it...:rolleyes:

It's a brother HL2130 laser printer. It's about 36 cm square on top, and 17 cm high. It need a slit at on corner to accommodate the plug. The material I have in mind is a pre-quilted cotton, about 3 mm thick...

Do you sew, Mich? :D :D :D [:X]

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9 years 3 months ago #454759 by Mich
Do I sew, Andrea? Nope. Couldn't make clothes if my life depended on it. But I do dabble in fabric manipulation from time to time. :D :D

OK, I'm game, but I warn you in advance that I can hardly ever leave anything alone so you might get back something other than just a plain cover... [:0] I'll email you.

Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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9 years 3 months ago #454797 by Aquila
We just throw an old cut up sheet over ours, keeps the dust out

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9 years 3 months ago #454818 by Hawkspur
I know it is for a different purpose, but the Asthma society have two grades of mattress cover: dustmite, and cat: cat "dust" is much finer and requires practically waterproof fabric.
I don't know whether the really fine dust would be an issue for the printer as much as the hair, which is the noticeable part, but having a couple of quilted covers that get alternated while one is washed might help reduce the cat dust that penetrates through the weave.:confused:

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9 years 3 months ago #454957 by Andrea1

Aquila;455847 wrote: We just throw an old cut up sheet over ours, keeps the dust out

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Call me house proud.... I've done this with bits of this and scraps of that for so long, I'm tired of them cluttering up the laundry and my sight. I would like something decorate for a change. [:I]

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9 years 3 months ago #454958 by Andrea1

Hawkspur;455873 wrote: I know it is for a different purpose, but the Asthma society have two grades of mattress cover: dustmite, and cat: cat "dust" is much finer and requires practically waterproof fabric.
I don't know whether the really fine dust would be an issue for the printer as much as the hair, which is the noticeable part, but having a couple of quilted covers that get alternated while one is washed might help reduce the cat dust that penetrates through the weave.:confused:

Now that is an excellent point, Hawkspur. I'm not sure the printer cares much about dustmites, from what I've read they do take a fair amount of dust and they're fine. The main important bits are pretty well sealed... BUT, hair does have a habit of working its way through things, so I might just like for a vinyl type material, which would keep the hairs from going through.

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9 years 3 months ago #455265 by Ruis
Hi there,I have an old tablecloth over my printer and sprinkle a few drops of peppermint oil on it.Cats hate the smell.Cheers.

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