Sewing Machine Cover

Block2-01 Sewing MachineI’ve just finished making myself a sewing machine cover, not because it’s left for long enough to gather much dust, more that I needed a use for a gorgeous quilting design I saw on facebook.

Sewing Machine Cover

The sewing machine design is part of the Snap-Shots Quilt Along, a quilt Block of the Month in aid of St Judes Childrens Research Hospital. The idea is that in exchange for downloading the pattern, you send a donation to the hospital, they’ve raised thousands of pounds already. I’m not following the Quilt Along, but having seen some gorgeous results on facebook, I had to do this one. I chose some pretty turquoise/blue and gold fabrics which have been in my stash for ages, waiting for that special project. Helen gave me a storage box for Christmas covered with a peacock design, so I thought this would co-ordinate in my sewing room! The main fabric for the back and sides is a batik which just happened to coordinate beautifully.

Sewing Machine CoverThe instructions for the quilted design were very easy to follow, I cut out the blocks row by row in an attempt to manage some pattern matching, I was partially successful in that!

I found a pattern for a sewing machine cover on Strawberry Patches, I particularly liked the pockets on the side, not sure I’ll actually use them but they look nice!! The pattern is very straight forward and easy to follow, it tells you how to work out your pattern according to the size of the sewing machine, but it is based on a rectangular cover….my machine isn’t rectangular!

Sewing Machine CoverI cut out the fabric pieces according to the instructions. I made the pockets and attached iron on wadding and interfacing to give a bit of body. I decided to do some simple machine quilting, so using my walking foot I quilted just inside the sewing machine shape. I felt the back needed a little something too so after much thought I stitched a stylised ‘M’ for Margaret, (basically a big zig-zag!!) with three rows of stitches. The sides just had three straight rows above the pocket.

Sewing Machine CoverI used the plastic cover of my machine to draw around the shapes directly onto the fabric back…probably not my best idea, it worked well, but if I’d made a paper pattern instead I could have used it for the lining, instead I had to draw round again!!

I wanted a neat fit, so I stitched one end piece onto the front and back, then tried it for size, so I could tweak it as necessary before sewing the other end. I stitched the lining the same way, then remembered I was meant to leave a gap for turning…unpicked a gap…then stitched the outside to the lining. I top-stitched round the bottom to keep the lining neat.

Just got to remember to use it now 🙂

Sewing Machine Cover

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to Sewing Machine Cover

  1. Thimberlina says:

    Love it! I’ve just pinned it..my new machine didn’t come with a cover and I’ve been looking out for some inspiration to make one…thankyou! ✂️😀✂️

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  2. craftycreeky says:

    Does that mean another fabric shop trip is in order 🙂

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  3. Sally P. says:

    Very pretty! I just bought a second machine (used) and am going to need to make a cover for it since it didn’t come with a case or anything.

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  4. This is such a cute cover! Thanks for joining up with Crafty Comment Karma again!!

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