My sewing machine doesn’t have a cover. When I sat down to sew today I noticed just how dusty my machine is getting. So I decided it was time to make one.
To make a cover, you will need: Fabric, tape measure, ruler, marking tool, and thread.
I used some left over scrap fabric from my ironing board cover. I think I used about a yard.
1. Measure your sewing machine.
Measure the Height (Green Line) Length (Blue Line) and Width (Yellow Line) of your machine. My measurements were 17 x 13 x 8.
2. Cut your fabric.
Add 1″ to each measurement (This will give you a 1/2″ seam allowance).
Cut 5 pieces, using the following measurements:
Top – Length x Width
Front and Back – Length x Height
2 Sides – Width x Height
**Note: On my front and back pieces, I didn’t have a large enough piece of fabric to cut the size I needed. So I simply sewed to rectangles together to get a big enough piece.
Measure and Cut.
3. Lay our your pieces.
5. Sew front and back pieces to the top piece.
Sew with right sides together. Start and stop sewing at the 1/2 inch marks!
6. Sew side pieces to the top piece.
Fold the seam allowance back and out of the way, so that you are only sewing the top and side piece together.
Again, you will stop and start sewing at the 1/2 marks. This is how it should look after you sew the seam:
7. Sew side seams.
8. Voila! You have made your first corner.
Repeat three more times.