In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a Sewing Machine Cover to fit your sewing machine. Not only do Sewing Machine Covers look super cute, but they also help protect your sewing machine from dust and pet hair getting into your sewing machine which will help prolong its life.
You will need to take a few measurements of your sewing machine, and to help you do this I created a document for you to write them down on, you can get your copy over at my Free Pattern Library HERE.
I recommend using 100% quilting cotton for this project because it is a structured fabric that is easy to cut and sew and won’t misbehave like other fabrics, making it the perfect beginner-friendly fabric. Another good option would be cotton canvas.
TO MAKE A SEWING MACHINE COVER YOU WILL NEED:
- ¾ – 1 Yard outer fabric (amount of fabric depends on the size of your sewing machine)
- ¾ – 1 Yard lining
- ¼ – ⅓ Yard pockets for cover
- Fusible fleece or batting (I used this one)
- Co-ordinating Thread
- Rotary Cutter, Ruler & Mat
- Chalk or washable marker
- Point turner (optional)
- Sewing machine
- Iron – I have this one and this one – I love both
- Ironing Board
- Plate (or something with rounded edges)
Receive my printable document over at my Free Pattern Library HERE.
You can find out more about which tools I recommend over here.
Please watch my video for full instructions on how to Make a Sewing Machine Cover:
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE A SEWING MACHINE COVER
Measure your sewing machine, write down the measurements on my document, you can get your copy over at my Free Pattern Library HERE.
Press your fabric.
Cut your fabric according to your measurements.
Outer Fabric Cut: 1 x Body, 2 x Side, 1 x pocket
Lining Fabric Cut: 1 x Body, 2 x Side
Batting/fleece Cut: 1 x Body, 2 x Side, 1 x pocket (Measurement x 7″)
Take the Outer Fabric pieces, and with the wrong side of the fabric facing you, press your fusible fleece to each corresponding piece. If you are using regular batting quilt it in place.
For the pocket, make sure the fabric folds over nicely and securely before you press.
For all four sides (2 outer + 2 lining) round the two top edges. I used a plate to do this.
Place the plate with the edges lining up on the top and both sides, take chalk/washable marker, and trace around the edges creating your rounded edges. Cut along your traced line.
Pin the other three sides together, lining up all the edges. Using the side we just rounded the edges on, use this as a template to draw the rounded edges onto the remaining three sides. Cut.
Take your pocket and sew a top stitch along the folded edge
Take one side and pin your pocket to it with the edges lining up on the sides and bottom, pin.
Take the outer body and the pinned side, with the right sides facing each other, and line up the corner and the edges and pin. Pin all the way around following the curve, and use as many pins as you need to ensure the edges are lined up and secure.
Sew along the pinned edge with a ⅜” seam allowance, and backstitch at the beginning and end.
Take the second outer side and pin, ensuring you are pinning it with the edges lined up so it matches the side we just sewed. When finished one side of your cover will have the edges all lined up and one side will need to be trimmed.
Sew along the pinned edge with a ⅜” seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and end.
Repeat for your lining.
Make sure your cover is laying flat and you are only cutting the side that needs to be cut, line up your ruler with the edges and cut the excess fabric off.
Starting at the side without a pocket, pin the seams and edges so they line up. Repeat for all four seams. Pin around the entire edge, leaving an opening on the side without the pocket.
Sew along the pinned edge with a ⅜” seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and end. Leaving an opening on the side without a pocket where you didn’t pin.
Turn it right sides out, and so the lining is sitting inside of your cover.
Press, so the seams sit flat.
Pin your opening closed.
Sew along the entire edge, backstitching at the beginning and end.
Trim your loose threads.
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GET MY FREE SEWING MACHINE COVER PATTERN HERE
You can get your copy at my Free Pattern Library HERE.