Love your sewing machine? Then why not show it some love with this gorgeous sewing machine cover project! Not only will it keep your machine safe and dust-free (as if we ever stop sewing long enough for dust to gather!) but it will also provide a handy storage solution for all your tiny (and sometimes untidy!) sewing essentials that would otherwise just be strewn across the sewing table! Don’t worry if you’re not a total pro yet, this easy-to-follow sewing machine cover pattern from the lovely Tina Lowther is perfect for beginners… and is the perfect excuse to spend more time at the sewing machine, honing those skills! Check out Tina’s step-by-step instructions below and discover exactly how to measure your own sewing machine to produce a bespoke sewing machine cover pattern that will provide the perfect fit.
Time to Make: 3 Hours
Sewing Machine Cover Pattern for Beginners
This is a simple sewing machine cover that will keep your machine dust-free, while looking great in your craft room! You can also use the pockets to keep everything to hand, and save time when you need to grab a few extra pins mid-project. Making the pattern from the measurements of your machine will ensure the perfect fit.
You Will Need:
Begin by measuring your sewing machine (beware of extra parts that stick out!) Measure the front width, side height, side width and from one side over the top to the back. Add 4 cm to each measurement.
- Pattern Piece 1: width of front measurement x over-the-top of the machine measurement
- Pattern Piece 2: width of side measurement x height of side (use something to round the corners to the top two)
- Pattern Piece 3: width of front measurement x 12 cm (or width you would like your pocket) Write along one long edge ‘PLACE ON FOLD’ . Your pocket will be double layered.
Check your pattern by rolling the edge of 3 sides of piece 2 along the longest edge of piece 1. They should be the same length . If not, check your measurements and make adjustments.
- 1 x Piece 1 outer fabric
- 2 x Piece 2 outer fabric
- 1 x Piece 3 pocket fabric ( on the fold )
- 1 x Piece 1 lining fabric
- 2 x Piece 2 lining fabric
- 1 x Piece 1 fusible wadding
- 2 x Piece 2 fusible wadding
Join wadding to outer fabric pieces 1 and 2 . Remember to press on the cotton, not on the wadding.
Pin piece 2 along the longest edge of piece 1, right sides together.
Sew around this; at the corners, leave the needle down and lift the foot to help reposition, before lowering the foot to carry on sewing. Take it slowly, as the fabric is very thick! Repeat on the other side. Turn the right way and press.
Fold and press pocket fabric, right sides facing. Sew along the longest raw edge. Turn the right way and press. Turn the raw edges of the sides in and press, to leave neat open edges. Using a removable fabric pen, mark where you would like your pocket seams. Pin in place, and sew the seams onto the front, leaving the sides open .
Pin pocket ends in place, and repress if needed. Sew around the outer seams, including the pocket fabric.
Pin and sew the lining fabric; with right sides facing join the sides. Leave a gap of 15cm along one side. This is to pull through later.
Place the lining fabric over the outer fabric , right sides facing. Pin in place, and sew around the bottom edge, joining the outer and lining together.
Pull the outer fabric through the gap in the lining, then sew up the gap .
And there you have it – your sewing machine cover is complete! A good press always helps it look it’s best. You can now fill it with your favourite sewing tools, and get ready to enjoy your next sewing project!