March 28, 2014
Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial
I got a new sewing machine for my Birthday!!! YIPPPEEE!! It was KILLING me to not be sewing!!! I managed to finagle some room in this teeny tiny house to put some of fabric and supplies!
This is my new machine and I LOVE IT SOOOOOO MUCH!!! It's so easy to use! I would recommend it for beginner and intermediate sewists alike. It has so many functions. I've been having a blast playing around with it and seeing what it can do.
It's also much quieter than my old one. That is a major plus! I can set my playlist on YouTube and listen to music while I sew, never missing a note.
OK, enough gushing over this miraculous machine!
I decided that it would be really nice to make a cover for it. Y'know, keep it from getting dusty (like I'll let it sit idle long enough for THAT).
WHAT I USED
Then I took a large sheet of paper and marked the height and width of my machine, turning it into a pattern of sorts for the sides.
Next, I cut the fat quarter in half for the front and back.
Then I cut the fat quarter for the top.
Next I cut the pieces for the border on the front and back.
The last pieces I cut were the sides.
Then I pinned the top to the front (or back).
Sew the seam together.
Then do the other side (front or back) the same way.
Next sew the border pieces to the front and back.
Press your seams. Not only does it look better but it helps the seams to set.
Next, pin the sides to the front/back. Only pin the top and one side.
Sew the seam.
Then you can pin the other side.
Sew the seam making sure to not leave an opening!
Do the other side.
Next, fold over the bottom by 1/2" and press.
Fold over another 1/2", press and pin.
Sew your hem!
I used the decorative clover one mine. ;)
This is how it looks on my machine.
BUT I wasn't thrilled with the results.
I pinched the edges and sewed! Now it stands so nice and pretty! :D
I hope you enjoyed this!!
Let me know if you try it out!!
HAVE FUN SEWING!!!
Gosh, it feels SOOOOOOOO good to be sewing again!!!