How to Make a Sewing Machine Cover
Make sure your sewing machine is protected and kept in tip top condition with it’s very own handmade cover.
This cover is really easy to make and doesn’t use that much fabric (dependent on the size of your sewing machine!) so if you’ve got some fabrics in your remnant box that need using up, this is a great project to use them on.
How to by Caroline Giles
Time to make : 1.5 hours
Suitable for : Intermediates
1. Measure the height, width and length of your sewing machine. These measurement will be used to create your pattern. Add two centimetres to your measurements for a seam allowance.
2. To create your pattern you will need to measure the following on to a piece of paper:
- For the front and back – height x length = 2 pieces
- For the sides – height x width = 2 pieces
- For the pocket – half the height x width = 1 piece
- For the top – width x length = 1 piece
3. Then cut out your fabric from your pattern pieces.
4. Pin your fabric pieces to the interface and roughly cut around each piece.
5. Set your sewing machine it zigzag stitch and stitch round each side of all the pieces, this will stop the fabric from fraying. When this is done trim off the excess interface.
6. Sew bias binding to the top edge of the pocket.
7. With right sides together pin and sew the top piece to one of the top each of one of the side pieces, leaving 1 cm un-sewn at each end. Repeat for other side.
8. Place the pocket at the bottom of one of the side pieces and sew down each sides for the pocket.
9. With right sides together align, pin and sew the side the side pieces to the two front pieces and the top piece, creating a box. Repeat on the other side.
10. To finish off the cover sew bias binding around the bottom edge to the cover.
The completed cover!