Updated: Mar 14
A fun, easy sewing project is to make your own sewing machine cover. You can add pockets that can hold your tools and design the cover just as you want. In this article, I will show you how I made my cover.
This is an easy sewing project for beginners and you don't need a lot of tools. There is also a video tutorial and a free reference guide pattern for you at the bottom of the page.
We are sewing this Pattern cover for our Husqvarna Viking Opal 650, You can read more about it here.
The Tools we need:
The tools we do need to make the sewing machine cover are scissors, a glue pen, and pins. The glue pen is optional, but it will definitely make your sewing projects easier.
If you want to read more about sewing tools, and what I recommend you can click here.
Cutting the fabric
If you are using our sewing machine cover pattern, place the pattern against the fold and cut two side panels, one front, and one back panel.
If you want to make your own sewing machine cover pattern, measure each side of the sewing machine, and add 1 cm on each side. Remember to take the flywheel into account. The pocket panel is the size of the front panel, minus 10-12 cm. If you are unsure about how big you want to make the pocket, cut the front panel first and use the front panel as a guide. We are going to fold the bottom of the cover 2-5 cm. Take that into account when you measure the pocket.
Cutting: You can use a scissor or a rotary cutter, Remember to take the direction of the fabric into account.
The Pocket lip.
If you are going to add a pocket to your sewing machine cover, Fold the pocket opening twice and apply pins to keep it in place, and stitch it together. We are using a regular sewing machine for these seams. We make this lip to protect our pockets from ripping. It also strengthens the pocket to hold heavier sewing accessories.