A DIY Reversible Cover for My Sewing Machine

Finished Sewing Machine CoverI, like many other moms out there, rarely get to do anything just for me anymore. And I’m fine with that, but when I had a few spare minutes this weekend I decided to tackle a project I’ve been wanting to make for a while — a reversible cover for my sewing machine.

It may not be the most glamorous project, but it’s been on my list of things to do for a while now, and I need it so my sewing machine doesn’t get dusty.

I have a lot of extra fabric lying around so I decided to use some of that plus some ribbon I also had on hand. One tip I give any crafter or mom in general is to always have ribbon on hand. You can use it for projects like these, to wrap gifts, hang frames, decorate just about anything, and it’s just pretty.

Sewing Machine Cover Materials

Sewing machine
Two types of fabric (roughly 1/2 yard of each)
Measuring tape
Ribbon (48″ of ribbon)
Fabric Scissors
Iron (optional)

1. Start by measuring your sewing machine to see how much fabric you’ll need leaving room for a 1/4″ seam allowance. I used 28 1/2″x16 1/2″ (if you have a directional fabric, be sure to cut it the way you want it to run when it’s finished). Cut accordingly.
2. Cut four pieces of ribbon measuring 12 inches each.
3. Put the two pieces of fabric right sides together. About 5″ from the top and bottom of the your fabric take the four pieces of ribbon you cut and pin them with the ends facing inwards.

Ribbon on Sewing Machine CoverSewn Sewing Machine Cover
Top: the ribbon inside of the sewn cover. Bottom: When you flip it right side out, the ribbon will be where it should in order to tie the cover.

4. Sew 1/4″ seam all the way around the fabric leaving a 5″ opening for turning it right side out.
5. Trim the corners and turn right side out. Press down with the iron. Then top stitch all the way around to finish.
6. Slip over your sewing machine and tie with ribbons to secure.

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