DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping

How much do you love your sewing machine?  It's an important question.  

Do you take care of your machine?  

Do you regularly clean it?  

Do you have small people that come around and turn all the knobs and push all the buttons?

Perhaps, you need to shower that beautiful machine with a little more love.  Like maybe, give it some "clothes".  Show it you really care.

I love my sewing machines.  In some ways, you might say I'm a bit mean to them.  They work late into the night.  Sometimes I yell at them.  In an effort to show my machine a little love {and to keep small fingers away from all the knobs}.  I decided to make my machine a sewing machine cover.
DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT
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Now to be truthful, I do have a hard shell sewing machine cover.  It is nice for when I travel and take my machine.  But for daily use, it is a bit of a hassel.  I don't want to unplug and pack my machine up every single day.  I use it too much.



Also, perhaps you struggle like me to know where to put your favorite and expensive sewing scissors and that GIANT ruler and french curve of yours.  This is real struggle.  But this new cover has a TON of pockets.  I even stick my magnetic pin cushion in one of the pockets to keep my toddler from grabbing the pins.  




DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping by GYCT

Why than have I not made a soft cover until now? 

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!!





Materials Needed

1 1/2 yds Main Fabric

1 yd Lining Fabric


2 yds matching bias piping (You can purchase some)  OR you can make your own using this great Bias Tape Maker Kit.


Thread - I personally really like Gutermann thread, but you can get something less expensive like Coats and Clark.  That is a nice brand also.




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

DIY Sewing Machine Cover with Piping

9 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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