I FINALLY made a cover for my sewing machine.
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.
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 – DONE. I had just a bit of fabric left….was there enough to make a serger cover???