It’s time for you to see my version of the sewing project that won this month’s U-Pick Sewing Vote.
I’ve been wanting to sew a custom cover for all of my sewing machines, so I’m ‘sew’ excited that this project won!
The first cover that I made is approximately the same dimensions as our ‘inspiration cover‘ that I found on Amazon.
It fits nicely over my Brother CS7000X, which is a standard sized sewing machine so the templates that I drafted for this size cover will probably work for most people. If you have a larger sewing machine, don’t worry – I plan on making a larger sized version too!
Besides the large zippered pocket on the front, there is also a quilted side pocket on one side…
And a mesh pocket on the other side. I’ll show how to make all these types of pockets and then you can decide what kind of pockets you want to make (if you want pockets at all).
Sewing Machine Cover Materials
This sized cover will require one yard of exterior fabric and one yard of lining fabric, which will be quilted together with a 36” x 42” piece of flexible foam stabilizer in between.
Since both sides of the quilted sandwich will look pretty, you can flip some pieces over to create contrast and show both fabrics (like I did).
You’ll have enough quilted fabric to put quilted pockets on both short sides of the cover if you don’t like sewing with mesh. But it’s easy and fun so I hope you try it! In my Couch Caddy Pattern I showed how to sew fold over elastic to the top edge of your mesh for a neat and easy finish (which is what I did here).
Of course, more fabric and foam stabilizer will be required for the larger sized sewing machine cover and if you have directional fabric or you are fussy cutting to show off certain parts of your fabric.
You’ll also need at least 1/2 yard of fabric to make binding for your sewing machine cover (depending on what size you make).
I used straight cut binding for most edges and attached bias binding around the curved parts.
The free pattern is coming soon…
If you want to gather supplies to be ready for the free tutorial, I used:
- 1 yard of cotton fabric for the exterior*
- 1 yard of coordinating cotton fabric for the lining (and pieces you want to flip over to show the other side)*
- a 36” x 40” piece of flexible foam stabilizer (such as ByAnnie Soft and Stable)*
- an 18” long handbag zipper (or some Zipper by the Yard)
- about a 10” x 10” piece of mesh fabric