Sewing Machine Cover is not an option, but a necessity for a lot of us who own sewing machines.
It is a must have if you want your sewing machine to work smoothly for a long time without any hitches – especially if you live in a place with so much dust that you can visibly see the dust settling on all the appliances within a day of dusting and cleaning. Even a good sewing machine maintenance regimen is not going to save your sewing machine from dying a slow death because of all the dust build up inside – they will somehow get inside and clog everything.
When I bought my new sewing machine, I got a thin cheap looking plastic sewing machine cover. I have some nice fabric in my cupboard. In fact, lots and lots. So I thought I will make a better cover.
Here is a tutorial to make an easy sewing machine cover with a single piece of such a pretty fabric, maybe to match your room decor or just to show off your fabric.
How to make the Sewing machine cover
Prewash the fabric you mean to make the sewing machine cover with. Because you will be washing the sewing machine cover somewhere in the future (a very near future if your place is like mine and is a dust magnet), prewash the fabric – otherwise the cover will shrink after drying and maybe it will not fit your machine anymore.
Cut a fabric piece that measures 24″ wide X 31″ long. You can use a thick upholstery fabric for making this or use quilted fabric. Just remember that whatever fabric you use, you need some structure.
If you are using a printed fabric and you are particular about the direction of the print you will have to join two fabric pieces to make sure that the print looks the way you want.
If you have plain fabric and want to jazz up your sewing machine cover you can do so with some embroidery designs like a single peacock feather embroidery design or flower embroidery designs or ribbon embroidery flowers or some applique work. Add a yo-yo or some fabric flowers.
Hem both the edges – the 24-inch edges. Turn under and stitch the edges on either side.
You can now add any trims you want to add to the front edge now. I have added a simple half inch satin ribbon. I top stitched the ribbon in place.
Now fold this fabric piece by half right sides to the inside, so that it is now 24 inches wide and 15.5″ long.
Cut off the corners at the top corners as in the picture below- a 3-inch square is cut off from either sides.
Sew the side edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Finish the edges with a zig zag stitch so that it would not fray.
Pinch the top corner so that the seam comes in the middle as in the picture below.
Sew it across. Do this for both the sides.
Now turn it right side out.
Tada, your sewing machine cover is ready.
This sewing machine cover will fit most standard sewing machines, provided it has no extra big attachments. You can customize the dimensions by making minor changes, in case there are any size differences.