When we buy a new sewing machine, everyone gets the standard white plastic slip-on cover to use to protect it from everyday dust. How many of you can honestly own up and say you like it or you actually use it? Well, I did use it but it was so boring to look at. My sewing machine faded into the background, which didn’t inspire me to sew. Enough already, I thought, lets make this my next sewing project, thanks to Love to Sew who shared a very easy tutorial on how to make one.
These sizes are for a standard sewing machine, I found them a little baggy for my sewing machine which is the Brother ES2020. Click on the link for information about the sewing machine I have and where it was purchased.
8” x 36” Cotton Fabric (This will make the sides and top )
Bias Tape (Optional)
Time Taken: 2 hours
Skills Learnt: Using bias tape & top stitching, improving straight stitching technique.
7 Steps to Making a Sewing Machine Cover
1. Cut the fabric according the sizes stated above or to your own sewing machine measurements. Tip: If you are using plain fabric stick a pin on the wrong side of the fabric so you know which side to use later.
Finish off the cover with either a standard hem or Bias Tape.
Bias Tape Option
You Tube video by akarol123 excellent for describing the process.
If you do not want to use bias tape feel free to hem the rough edges of the cover. Turn up the fabric by 1/4” and press. Repeat this once more, press and sew a straight stitch along the seam. Continue to follow this step until all the sides have been hemmed.