Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping



DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT


Sewing machines.  I love them.  I've had a few in my life time.  I've had plastic covers, hard covers, really lame covers, but never a cover I have made myself.  Yes, I love to sew, so why in the world have I not made my own.  Time.  Money.  Effort.  I guess I just thought other things were more important.  Not anymore.  I am excited to share with you my Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial!!

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

Materials Needed
1 1/2 yds Main Fabric
1 yd Lining Fabric
2 yds matching bias piping (need a tutorial on creating custom piping and bias tape?  See HERE)
Thread


Measuring and Cutting Instructions

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

To begin, you need to grab your measuring tape and measure your machine.  Use the above picture to help you get the following measurements from your sewing machine:  Width, Length, Depth, Around Machine Outside

Now cut your pieces as follows:
Piece Name
# in Main Fabric
# in Lining
Measurements
Cover Front/Back
2
2
Length Width
Cover Sides/Top
1
1
 Around Machine x Depth
Front Pocket
2
 0
 Length (-4") x Width
Side Pocket
2
 0
 Depth x 6"



Step 1

Start by making sure your piping is prepared.  You'll use your bias tape to cover your piping.  Check out THIS great tutorial for tips on how to make your piping.  Take one of your front pocket pieces and place it on a flat surface.  Pin your piping to one of the long edges.  Stitch it in place right next to the piping.  With Right Sides Together (RST), take the other front pocket pieces and place it over the first piece.  Stitch is next to the piping as well.  Turn your pocket right side out and topstitch along the bottom of the piping.  

Repeat this step with your side pocket pieces.

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

Step 2


Place your front pocket piece over your front cover piece, matching the side and bottom edges.  Stitch the pocket to the front cover along the bottom edge at about 1/4".  Use your ruler and marking pen or chalk to draw lines for separate pockets.  Stitch along the lines making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end.  Do this same step with the side pocket stitching to the cover/sides piece.


Next, pin piping around the outer edge of the front cover piece.  Curve around the corners of the cover.  Stitch piping in place.  Repeat with back cover piece.




DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT


Step 3

With RST, place the side/top piece over the front cover piece.  Pin edges and stitch pieces together.  Turn right side out to make sure the piping looks correct and press.  Take back cover piece and pin to the edges of the side/top piece.  Stitch back cover to side/top piece.  Turn right side out and press.

Repeat this step with the lining pieces.  The lining will not have piping.

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

Step 4

You should now have a main cover piece and a lining piece.  With RST, place the lining over the main cover.  Match the bottom edges together and all the side seams.  Pin in place.  Stitch around the bottom edge, however, leave a 2-3 inch opening at the bottom.  Rurn the cover right side out through the opening.  Push the lining into the main cover.  Press.


DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

Step 5

Topstitch around the bottom edge of the machine cover.  Make sure that the opening you used to turn your machine cover is closed with your topstitching.  Press cover.


DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT


Now cover your machine and fill it with all your favorite sewing items!!



DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT


I think my favorite feature are the pockets.  Now I have a place to store items.  Mostly I like that I can put my scissors in these pockets.  Away from little fingers who tend to grab them and run around the house with super sharp scissors.  No more!  

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

3 comments:

  1. So awesome! I need a cover for my machine, thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Thanks for the inspiring tutorial. Now I'm ready to make one for myself!

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  3. Awesome tutorial . I will make for myself a new one

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