I Sharpied my Sewing Machine!

I’ve always wanted to paint my Singer 301, because it’s beige and beige is… well, beige. So when Sharpie asked me to be part of the Sharpie Takeover, and I started thinking, “What will I Sharpie?” the first thing that popped into my head was: SEWING MACHINE.

I chose my other Singer to Sharpie, because it’s white and would show color better. The beige will have to stay beige until another day.

Here it is.

Boring. White. Plastic.



And here’s the “new” version. Way cooler.



Hardcore Nightmare Before Christmas fans will probably recognize that I used Sally’s dress as the inspiration for my pattern. What better pattern for a sewing machine than one inspired by a rag doll who sews herself up when her arm gets ripped off?

I used regular Sharpie permanent markers. Depending on what you draw on, you might want to seal your artwork, or it might eventually start to rub off with a lot of use. Also, if you make a mistake, rubbing alcohol will take off MOST of the ink.

Now before you start running around trying to amass all of your Sharpies (I swear they grow feet, like scissors. I know I have 20 Sharpie in the house but I can never find them when I need them!) so you can doodle on your appliances, don’t forget to submit your Sharpie creation to the Sharpie gallery at Sharpie.com, so you can get featured in the Sharpie Takeover Youtube video!

Plus, I have 2 fantastic words for you, my friends. SHARPIE GIVEAWAY. Sharpie has generously offered to provide one lucky WhatTheCraft reader with a Sharpie grab bag! You get a set of Sharpie minis, fabric brush markers, Fine Point pens, highlighters, and Liquid Graphite pencils (these are mind bogglingly awesome).



The giveaway starts on Monday, so don’t forget to head back here! In the meantime, check out our current giveaway with Briar Muse!


My name is Alexis. I have a craft addiction. This is my story. also check out: www.smarmyclothes.com (my clothes) www.whatthecraft.com (my tutorials)

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7 comments on “I Sharpied my Sewing Machine!
  1. Love it!!! Recognized Sally right away 🙂 She is our mascot over here at Punky*Fae 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    OMFG!! You Sally’d it! <3

  3. Diana says:

    holy awesome batman!
    That’s so cool! From the title I thought perhaps you had had a Sharpie accident, lol! I was gonna tell you Mr. Clean Magic Eraser saves you from Sharpie mishaps… but I hope you shellac your machine now 8^)
    I love Sharpies too…. must find liquid graphite pencils, I haven’t seen those yet!

  4. Erica says:

    omg i luv it sooo creative! O.O ^.^<3

  5. Heather says:

    I’m so totally doing that!

  6. Nevarsong says:

    I wish I was more of a drawing type…(I used to use Sharpies in my abstracts!) Still it was suggested once that I used sharpies to fill in the scratches on my jump rings (like I scratch them now…)

    I will brain storm and try to win, just cause who doesn’t need a sharpie or 3 (dozen) in the course of normal life?

  7. Anna M. says:

    Cool, I’ve thought of using glitter on mine, but haven’t got around to it.

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