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Monday, December 20, 2010

Sewing machine cover

For as much as I use my sewing machine, I felt like it had been collecting a lot of dust.  I found a sewing machine cover tutorial on the Sparkle Power blog and it inspired me to make my own.  I didn't follow it exactly; I stuck with one fabric on each side, rather than the quilted look.  It was really easy to do and took under thirty minutes to create.  This could be a great gift for a friend that needs a cover, or just for yourself.  Freshen things up a bit.

First, I measured my machine.



Measuring the width

Measuring around the top of the machine
I added about an inch all around to my measurements, and cut out my fabric to size.  I layed the two pieces of fabric, right sides together.

Right sides facing

Assistance from Simon
I added four ties to the sides, each about 10" long.  I then measured 5" up from the edges and pinned them in place.
Pinning the ties 5" from the bottom on each corner

Right sides together and prepped to sew
I sewed the edges with a 5/8" border all around.  I left an opening at one side so that I could invert the fabric.  Then I cropped the corners to eliminate bulk.
Left a 4" opening at the bottom. Cropped corners.

Flipped outside and pressed the edges.

Flipped inside out and pressed
Once the edges were pressed, I stitched the opening closed.  Below you can see the final design laid out flat.

Both sides together, ties in place...
Laid over the sewing machine cover and tied in place.  Yay!

A sewing machine dust cover!

It's so purty.

5 comments:

  1. Cute! I've been meaning to make something like that, but it always looks like a complicated project. This one looks nice and simple!

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  2. That's so sweet, and I love the fabric. Another great job!

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  3. Gorgeous fabric, what a great project, thank you for sharing.

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  4. Very cute idea..and I adore the fabric. I really need to make me one of those for my machine..perhaps after I get all these gifts made..LOL

    Merry Christmas Hugs,
    Regi

    So happy I found you at the Vintage Wanna Bee Talent Tuesday.

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  5. I love both fabrics, but it was the dress form print that really reeled me in. It's definitely a great idea for gifts, and can be modded for other appliances. I don't know what it is, but cats always want to "help". And by help, they mean "lie/walk on top of everything you're working on." Fun times.

    (found you through Vintage Wanna Bee's blog hop - http://vagabondcarnival.blogspot.com/ )

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