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Thread: Machine Covers

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    Machine Covers

    A recent poster asked about machine covers. Due to different machine sizes it is difficult to recommend a specific pattern. It is easy to make your own pattern.

    Simply measure your machine. Add one inch for seam allowance so you have a little extra room. You can fit the pattern to muslin first and pin or baste together. Re-use the muslin pieces later as desired.

    Try the cover on the machine for fit. Hemming is done last. If your machine came with a plastic type cover you can use it for a pattern too.

    A few How-To in case you are interested and need more directions.

    https://sew4home.com/projects/storag...-machine-cover

    A cute one here.

    https://sew4home.com/projects/storag...tching-accents

    Measuring 101

    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/2016/...-machine-cover

    One for a Serger

    https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/se...over-tutorial/

    PS: For my covers, I checked my manual for specifications. The measurements are already given. Easy! Enjoy!
    Last edited by Rhonda K; 05-18-2018 at 01:59 PM.

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    I applaud anyone who can make a cover for the machine. I just throw a piece of fabric over my little brother. Hope he does not mind.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    I used ironed out brown paper grocery bags draped over my machines to make my own patterns. Didn't want to waste the muslin. No problem.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
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    I had purchased a kit for a sewing machine cover from the local Sewing Guild that they offered as one of their fundraisers. They were made from upholstery fabric. I finally made it up and liked it so well, I took some upholstery fabric scraps I had and made one for all my machines. I still need to make one for my serger though.
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    Boston, At least he is covered up. Funny I haven't seen a "he" machine before so you surprised me. I couldn't believe all the dust in my sewing room. How does that happen?

    AliKat, Great idea to use paper bags. Love it!

    Cashs mom, It seems hard to fit a serger cover. I made a fitted pattern for mine but haven't put it together yet.

    Another free pattern I found.

    http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_sewing-box-cover.pdf

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    A friend asked me to make a 'covered wagon' looking machine cover for her.
    No pattern - just winged it. Had a few oopsies, and re-doing - but a mostly fun project. She wanted blue wheels - which ended up looking like morning glories, but she like it. She also added other pioneering 'equipment' that really decked it out cute.
    I've never had a cover for my machines until now - and that's only because it came with the machine! hahaha!
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    Your covered wagon version is adorable! Such a fun cover I wouldn't want to take it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Your covered wagon version is adorable! Such a fun cover I wouldn't want to take it off.
    Here's mine
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    I know what I thought I was making when I started this quilt, but it has changed several times since then.

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    The little wagon is so cute! I love it.
    Last edited by Sarint; 05-23-2018 at 12:27 PM.
    I know what I thought I was making when I started this quilt, but it has changed several times since then.

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    Love it! Looks like the elephants are marching across your machine, Cute!

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    OMG,,,I Just love the wagon sewing machine cover Adorable

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