Sewing Machine Cover Set...
I've had a ratty 'ol clear plastic cover for my sewing machine for years, and wanted a nicer one. This is what I came up with... It is a sewing machine cover which allows the handle of the machine to poke out for easier carrying, and I made a coordinating bag that ties onto the poked out handle of the machine. Inside the bag I store the foot pedal and my pin cushion. Man, I wish I thought of this years ago!
Cotton Fabric of your choice*
Thick Fabric of your choice, like Fleece*
Bias Tape (one package)
Sewing Machine! :)
*How much fabric do you need? Measure from the floor, over the top & back of your machine to the floor, then add several inches.
Measure the dimensions of your sewing machine, being generous and noting them at the very widest points. Include height, width, and depth. Now add about 1 1/2 - 2 inches to each measurement. These will serve as your new height, width, and depth measurements.
Cut your machine cover pieces, out of both the cotton and your lining fabric, accordingly: Your front facing and back facing pieces will be height x width. Your two side pieces will be depth x height. Your top piece will be depth x width. Don't worry about the coordinating bag or bias tape for now.
Cut a rectangular hole in your top piece that will line up with where your handle sits when it's up. Be a tad bit generous again, because you don't want the hole to fit tightly.
Once your handle hole
is completed, then using my photos as a guide, you can
see how the pieces fit together. It's not rocket
science. Sew the pieces together, wrong-side-out.
Turn your cover right side out. Now line the edges with bias tape and VOILA! You have a sewing machine cover!
Now, on to the coordinating bag. Just lay your foot petal (with chord wrapped neatly around it) out on top of your remaining fabric to use as a guide, and cut out a rectangular piece to use for your bag.
Quilt the cotton fabric to the lining fabric for your bag, like you did for the machine cover.
If you want to line the top of the bag w/ bias tape, then sew bias tape on to one of the long edges, which will be the top. If not, then just hem the edge under.
Then, turning wrong-sides-out, fold the bag in half lengthwise, and sew the ends together, giving you a "tube."
Re-align your tube (still wrong-side-out) so that your seam is in the center, instead of on the end. Now sew the bottom (unfinished) end of the tube together, making it a bag.
Last, attach your handles to opposite sides of the bag, leaving one end of each handle loose so you can tie it up later.
Turn it right-side-out. How about that! What a handy little bag!
Last, if you decided to
do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it
with your name and what state you're from! I've recently
decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.