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Simple Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial


Happy Friday! All week I've been busting my biscuits getting my craft room organized and decorated and giving my entryway a makeover. Why do I take on multiple projects all at once? Oh, yeah. Because I'm crazy. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the long weekend. We're going to get outside and take a much needed break for some family fun time.

I've got a quick and easy tutorial for you, then next week expect the big craft room reveal. Remodeled. Decorated. Organized. And let me tell you, it's turning out so stinkin' cute it makes me squeal with delight. 

Now on to the tutorial. I've been wanting a sewing machine cover for a long time now, so with the craft room remodel nearing completion, what better time to finally make one. Here's what it looks like:


Yay! So cute, right? And it's so, so simple. It's just a big rectangle with ribbons that tie on the sides.

Here's how you can make your very own.

Step 1. Measure your sewing machine from side to side (width). Then measure from the bottom front edge, over the top and down to the bottom back edge (length).


Add 1/2 inch for seam allowances, then cut out two rectangles, one of the main fabric and one of the liner. My rectangles turned out to be 16 inches x 28 inches. The fabulous feather fabric (say that ten times fast) is from Hobby Lobby.


If you want, you can add a contrasting band to one end like I did with the black and white polka dot. It is 4" tall. I also added pom poms because pom poms make everything better. You'll want to add any trim or cutesy stuff now, before moving on to the next step.

Step 2. Pin the ribbons in place. I cut four 12" pieces of ribbon and pinned them 4" from either end, like this:


Step 3. Place the liner fabric on top of the main fabric with right sides together, like this:


Step 4. Sew around the outer edges, leaving a hole for turning. I drew red lines on this photo to show you how I did this step:


Step 5. Clip your corners like so:


This helps you get clean, crisp corners when you flip it right side out. Just make sure you don't go past your stitch line or you'll end up with holes.

Step 6. Turn right side out and press. Get all those edges nice and crisp!


Step 7. You can choose to topstich around the edges of the whole project if you want to. I didn't. I only sewed along the back edge so I could close up the hole I used for turning.


And that's all there is to it! Slip it over your machine, tie the bows and enjoy your new sewing machine cover!

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