>Sewing Machine Cover 2.0

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A while back I made a cover for my sewing machine.  It was one of the first things I ever made. I was so proud of it at the moment. As time has gone on, I have realized that this cover is, well, CRAP. It was hard to slide on, it would always mess up the threading in my machine and so on.

Now that my sewing skills have improved (somewhat), I decided to tackle the project once again. I got 28 of these 5X5 fabric squares from ebay a few weeks ago. The project began by me sewing 12 of them together to make one big piece of fabric.

After a very tedious hour, I had my two pieces fully sewn. 
 At this point I started to get pretty pumped. I was LOVING the way it was shaping up. 
I needed my fabric to be somewhat structured. Something that was stiff enough to simply place on my machine without snuggling it on there. The solution? 
Fusible Interfacing
This stuff is awesome. You just iron it on the back of your fabric and it gives it structure and stiffness. I got mine from Hobby Lobby for $4.00 a yard.
I got all my pieces ironed, measured my machine, cut the pieces down to fit,  and then began the sewing!
Putting the right sides together, I sewed the top of the cover first. 
I then moved to the side pieces. One more to go!
I got the last piece on, and flipped it around to see what it was looking like…
At this point I was surprised that it was actually working (considering I wasn’t following any pattern or instructions.)
I wanted to add a hem around the bottom to give it a finished look. So I cut a strip of fabric 46×2 inches and sewed that puppy on there. 
I thought I would get fancy and use a zig-zag stitch on the outside. 
Again, I was surprised at how freaking GOOD this was turning out!
After that, I ironed the edges, added a handle, and stepped back to look at the finished product. 
How cute is that!! It just lifts on and off so easily. 
I think it’s safe to say this is one of the cutest things my sewing machine and I have made together. 
Before and After
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17 thoughts on “>Sewing Machine Cover 2.0

  1. >so adorable! I really love the colors of your patches! …and thanks for the tutorial. I hopped over from The Girl Creative and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one this week when you get a moment.I became a follower and hopefully you will do the same. until later…

  2. >That is wonderful! I love the fabrics you used. I really enjoy sewing and wish I had more time for it. My mom's an amazing quilter and one of these days I want to try my hand at that too!☺ Celeste

  3. >Just made this great machine cover … had enough fabric to match it to a machine mat I made years ago. Put it together in just a few hours. Thanks so much for the great project!

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