Currently I am knee deep in organize-the-house projects with one of those projects being my sewing area. (What a disaster!) As I sat there looking at it’s sorry condition the other night I thought to myself, “Well, at least I’m using my sewing machine cover.”
I like my sewing machine cover—it saves my machine from tiny hands and the piles of fabric and notions that surround the poor thing. I shared the tutorial for how I made the cover a few months ago over at Somewhat Simple but never posted it here on our blog. So today as I’m plowing through fabric and partially finished projects I’ll share the only organized part of my sewing corner with you. The sewing machine cover.
Here’s how I made it:
#1. Trace your sewing machine. I just laid mine down right on the floor and traced around it using a marker and some wrapping paper. (*Note: You can see that when I traced I left a generous 1 inch allowance on all sides just to make sure it would be big enough even after the seams were sewn.)
#4. ***OPTIONAL****I added a strip of my favorite sewing fabric along with some ribbon onto the front panel of my cover. I just wanted it to have a little decoration but it’s totally unnecessary.
#5. Pin each canvas piece to it’s matching flannel/lining piece.
#6. Begin sewing. ( I sewed my pieces wrong sides together because I wanted a work in progress kind of look with the raw edges but you can easily sew it with right sides together for a more finished, clean looking machine cover.) I started by sewing the bottom right hand corner of the cover to the long strip….sewing a long seam up and over the top and finishing at the left hand corner. When I was finished I repeated the same process this time with the back panel of the cover.
#8. ***OPTIONAL***Since I’m fussy and can’t leave anything well enough alone I hot glued a ribbon on the front of the cover when I was done. I liked the idea of mixing different fibers with the canvas, felt, cotton and ribbon along with the raw and polished edges.
Ok…so I’m going in….it’s me versus the pile…wish me luck!