A Sewing Machine Cover For Me

09 July

I FINALLY made a cover for my sewing machine.

Sewing Machine Cover Complete

I’ve been needing to do this for a long time.  Even when I frequently use my machine, it gets dusty.  I don’t know what will happen if I let it get too bad, but I don’t imagine dust getting into the internal workings of the machine can be a good thing.

I spent quite a bit of money on this piece of equipment – now to protect it.  I love this sewing habit too much to leave this thing uncovered any longer!  Making a cover was so easy, I feel silly I waited so long to make one.  To make it, I looked around to find my favorite pattern, as always.  I shared the finalists in a curated blog post: How To Make a Sewing Machine Cover – a Sewing Project Roundup.

Sewing Machine Cover Pieces

In the end, the winning project for me was the Sewing Machine Cozy by Laura at Spool.  I wanted a cover that completely encased my sewing machine, without needing any kind of pockets or reversible options.

For the fabric, I used the Grey Garden Maze print from Amy Butler’s Pink Dahlia line of her Midwest Modern Collection.  I’ve had this fabric for a LONG time, saving it for who knows what.  Since I love this fabric, I thought a sewing machine cover would be a good fit – my machine is in daily full view, sitting on my dining room table.  Yes, my formal dining room IS my sewing room.

The pattern was pretty easy to follow – it’s a really simple design.  Although the pattern didn’t call for it, I used some sew-in heavy-weight interfacing, to stiffen it up a bit.  I tweaked the shape of the two side panel pieces to fit my Singer Futura machine, and it came out great, fitting nicely.

Sewing Machine Cover Singer

Sewing machine cover – DONE.  I had just a bit of fabric left….was there enough to make a serger cover???

Sewing Machine Cover Done

Yes!

Sewing Machine Cover and Serger Cover

 

 

2 Responses to “A Sewing Machine Cover For Me”

  1. John Smith 03/12/2015 at 12:07 pm #

    This is perfect! Can you tell me the measurements of the cover please?

  2. Lisa W. Degregorio 10/15/2015 at 9:26 pm #

    You have great ideas. I will bookmark it and practice it later. Thank you for sharing.

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