|I can see a bunch of my other posted projects here|
The plastic covers are great for when I need to take my machine somewhere because they are plastic and will keep water out but for home I wanted something a little nicer to look at.
|I had to buy this fabric, it was just too perfect|
I found the perfect fabric to make the covers with and it's been sitting in my stash for about 6 months.
I measured my machines and made my own basic pattern. To make a cover you'll need 3 measurements: width, height and depth of your machine.
I chose to make the pattern in 3 pieces. Front, back and gusset. The front and back are width by height. The gusset is depth by x (x is height + height + width)
The measurements for my Singer machine are:
The machine is actually a tad smaller but I wanted to account for my seams.
My front and back pieces are: 12" by 18"
The gusset is: 6" by 40" (16+12+12)
You can see the post it notes I made myself to use as guides.
|Visualizing always helped me|
Pin your gusset to one side (right sides together) making sure to account for the curves. Sew and repeat for other side. If you're using a patterned that has right side up make sure you don't sew it the wrong way. Hem the bottom and you're done.
|I love the way they look.|
I'm tempted to embroider them with the machine names. Yes, my machines have names (I can't be the only one). I like how much nicer they look in my crafting area now. My embroidery machine is now fully covered from dust too.