Saturday, January 12, 2013

Simple Sewing Machine Cover

About a month ago, as I was laying in bed not able to sleep, I thought, "I need a cover for my sewing machine!" Such a woman right!?! But the thought got placed in the back of my head as we went through the crazy month of December until I saw super this cute cover that Raising Up Rubies made.

I'm not an avid seamstress and I've basically taught myself but when I read that she made this out of a pillowcase and ribbon and I knew I could do it. 

I'm super happy with my finished product! I can't wait to get it put into place in my new craft area!


1 Standard size pillow case (I found mine at Target)
4 12" pieces of ribbon
Sewing Machine and thread
A few pins

The first thing I did was drape the pillowcase over the sewing machine to see if you need to hem the edges at all.

My pillowcase was a bit long, so I pulled the case down until the back was where I wanted it, then I folded the extra up under the other side and pinned it in place.
Then I removed the case from the sewing machine and pinned the rest of the area that needed to be hemmed.
 I then ran a straight stitch along that edge. Because there is no cut edge, it went really fast and was very simple!
 Once the pillowcase is hemmed, lay it back over the sewing machine like you would if you were putting the cover on. I wanted the bottom on both sides to just hit the table.

Once I had the case in place, I found the place I wanted to put the ties. I placed mine at about the middle, 6 inches from the bottom on the case for my sewing machine.

Pin one piece of ribbon into place on both sides of the case to get a good placement.
Pull the case off the machine again and measure how far up you placed the ribbon on the one side and place the ribbon on the other side, so that it's straight across.
When all 4 ribbon's are in place, sew the ribbon onto the pillow case.
Mine aren't perfect but due to the color of the fabric and my white thread, I can't see the parts that are "imperfect" on the other side.
Repeat this step for all 4 pieces of ribbon and then you are finished! Now try it on. Place the cover over your machine again and tie your ribbons to make a bow.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

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  1. Brilliant! I need to make one of these for my embroidery machine.

  2. Super cute!!! Love the yellow and grey fabric! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. I love the fabric too! So fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. LOVE it! How simple is that? I would love you to visit my blog & join my linky party on Friday.

  4. Found this through The 36th Avenue Link party. Love this idea - looks like I'll be replacing the upended Coldwater Creek bag that serves as my sewing machine cover!!

  5. I love this! I just got a new sewing machine for Christmas & was thinking I needed to make myself an easy cover. This is perfect!

    I've pinned this so I can make it as soon as I find a nice pillow case. :) I'm also a new follower.

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  6. What a lovely sewing machine cover.


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