One way to keep your sewing machine running well is to cover it. Most machines come with some sort of cover, but these are either made of flimsy plastic or some sort of hard cover.
What you really need is a soft cover that perfectly fits your machine and allows you to easily cover it after each use.
Since purchasing my new Juki TL2010Q I’ve been thinking about making a sewing machine cover. Actually, I’ve been wanting to make a trio of matching covers for all three of my machines that sit out.
With that in mind, I’ve collected a few sewing machine covers from around the web that I think have tons of potential.
A couple of these patterns can be purchased, but most are free on the web.
Patterns to Purchase
This is a purchased pattern available on Craftsy. I chose it because it includes quilting and a bias binding. I think this style would look nice in any sewing room. (*affiliate)
This Etsy pattern falls under the category of too cute for words. This could be very cute if you have more than one machine that sits out. Imagine the possibilities.
This simple tutorial doesn’t require any special skills and is easy to follow. I especially love the fabric she has chosen and the side pocket is a nice touch.
Another cover that includes a pocket. Like the tutorial above, this one has easy-to-follow instructions. Notice how the base of the machine in the last photo flares. This pattern covers that base which is common on some Babylock and Brother machines.
A sewing machine cover doesn’t have to be complicated to be cute. This simple cover pattern is made even cuter by adding some pompom fringe.
Break out the decorative stitches on your machine and create a masterpiece. This pattern includes several storage pockets, two loops at the sides, and a handle on top. Removing and storing the cover would be a snap.
This is one of the simplest ways to make a sewing machine cover. It basically drapes across your machine and ties at the side. So simple anyone could make one. And I love the adorable appliqués.
This is another drape and tie cover, however it includes several quilt designs in the pattern. A great pattern to test your piecing skills and still create something awesome.
If you don’t feel like piecing together a cover and prefer the type that drapes then this is a good option. I particularly like how the sides don’t tie. Instead, they have elastic and a button for a better fit.
This machine cover does double duty. By day it keeps your sewing utensils organized and close by. When you’re done sewing, it becomes a cover. Very clever, indeed.
This serger cover pattern is one I created years and years ago. I still use it. It follows the drape and tie method and is very easy to whip off and back on. Not my best work, I was just beginning to experiment with quilting. Obviously, I have learned a lot since making this cover.
Choose a cover style that suits you and then make something fun and unique. Your sewing machine will thank you.
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