Sewing Machine Cover tutorial

Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Sewing Machine Cover tutorial

I’ve had my sewing machine for a few years now and a few months back I decided that it probably would be a good idea if I made a cover for it.  Now, I’ve admitted that I’m not the best of sewers, but I’m learning!  I thought this project would be simple, and it wasn’t too bad, but it’s definitely not for the newbie sewer.  :)  There’s quite a few mistakes that I made, but overall I think that it turned our pretty cute!  I had a bunch of scraps that I used for the squares and even some leftover batting that fit almost perfectly!


  • twenty-four 5″ squares of fabric
  • 20″x30″ rectangle of fabric
  • four 8″x10″ rectangles of fabric
  • about 40″x30″ of thin batting
  • extra fabric strips for binding
  • thread
  • sewing machine

Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial


  • This is a diagram of the layout for the “front” of the cover that also contains two 8″x10″ side panels.  The back of the cover contains the batting and then the large 20″x30″ piece…as well as the other two 8″x10″ side panels.


  • Sew the “front” together according to the diagram above then sew the batting to it on the “back” side of the squares.


  • Then I did a “quilt-like” pattern on the squares to secure the layers together.
  • Pin the side panels to the square panels and you’ll have the shape of the cover in which you then stitch up the sides.
  • Place the “back” lining inside the cover and hand stitch it in different sections of the cover to secure.
  • Pin the binding in place around raw edge, and stitch in place.
  • …that’s IT!  :)



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  • Kimberlee

    This is so pretty! I love the fabric you used.

  • T’onna

    Beautiful cover! I love the blue and green fabrics together.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  • This is great! I have a carrying case for my sewing machine, but considering I very rarely put it away, this might be more practical. Thanks for sharing!

  • This is fabulous! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

  • What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ play. Party. Pin.

  • Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial!

    • Oh wow! Thanks so much, Diana!

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