Flamingos & Flowers Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Flamingos & Flowers Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Created by: Flamingo Toes Blog

Hello Fabric.com readers! It's Bev from Flamingo Toes here with you today with a tutorial for this pretty new Sewing Machine Cover!

Sewing Machine covers are great for keeping the dust off your machine when you're not using it - and this one has some great storage pockets on the side too. They are perfect for holding your scissors, seam ripper, a measuring tape - all the little tools you like to have handy when you're sewing.

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I used the new Rifle Paper Co. line from Cotton + Steel for this - I couldn't resist those cute little flamingos. To add a little decoration to the front I created a simple Flamingo Embroidery design, I think it looks sort of like a flamingo cameo!

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

Let's get started on the tutorial!

Materials:

Cut out the following pieces:

  • 28" x 18" piece for main fabric
  • Two pieces 13" x 9" for outer fabric sides
  • Two pieces 9" x 12" for large pockets
  • Two pieces 5" x 9" for small pockets
  • From lining fabric cut: 28" x 18" and two 13" x 9" pieces
  • From lining fabric cut one 10" square for embroidery
  • From fusible fleece cut: 28" x 18" piece, two 12" x 9" pieces, 2 9" x 6" pieces, 2 5" x 4 1/2" pieces, one 9" circle

Begin by tracing the embroidery design onto the Add it Up fabric.

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Stitch the flamingo according to the pattern. If you need embroidery tutorials, check out my Embroidery Tips Page.

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To create the little embroidery panel, remove the stitchery from the hoop. Along the line made from the hoop, sew the trim onto the fabric with the edging pointing in towards the center.

Iron a 9" circle of fusible fleece to the wrong side of the stitchery. Place the 9" square of muslin on top of the stitchery so right sides are together. Sew all the pieces together, just inside your trim stitching line.

Carefully cut a slit in the muslin, making sure you don't cut the stitchery underneath. Trim the seam to 1/4" and turn the stitchery right side out through the slit in the muslin. Press.

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Press the 28" x 18" piece of fusible fleece to the wrong side of the 28" x 18" outer fabric piece. Fold the piece in half and mark the center. Place the flamingo embroidery in the center of the front half. Stitch in place just inside the edge.

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For the small pockets, press the 5" x 4 1/2" fusible fleece to one end of the 5" x 9" fabric. Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together. Sew the two side seams closed with a 1/2" seam allowance. Repeat for the other pocket. Turn right side out and press.

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Press the 9" x 6" piece of fusible fleece to one end of the large pocket piece on the wront side. Sew the small pocket in the center along the bottom edge, along each side seam. Sew the trim at the middle point of the fabric, so the top edge of the trim lines up the center point of the fabric.

Fold the piece in half, wrong sides together and press.

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Place a pocket piece on each of the side pieces so the bottom edges line up. Sew the sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance. This will baste the pockets to the side seams but also strengthen the seams.

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Pin the edges of the main panel along the sides and top edge of the side pieces. You may have to ease the top a bit, just use lots of pins to hold it in place. Sew the seams with a 1/2" seam allowance. Turn right side out and press.

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Sew the lining side pieces to the main lining piece. Leave an opening in one of the side pieces about 7" wide for turning. Place the lining and outside fabrics right sides together and sew around the bottom edge. Trim the seam.

Turn right side out through the opening in the lining and press. Top stitch the bottom edge, 1/4" above the seam. Hand sew the lining closed.

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If you like, add a little ribbon bow to the bottom edge of the flamingo embroidery. And now you have a cute new cover for your sewing machine!

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

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