Last week I showed you some of the new fabrics from the HGTV Fabric line from Joann Fabrics. I decided to use the Ring Around Peacock fabric to make a sewing machine dust cover for my Singer 160 machine. The plastic one that came with it was terrible and I think my hot glue gun had attacked it. For some reason I kept pushing this project off thinking it would be hard to do. Once I got started I realized it was so simple and literally took me less than 30 minutes to make.
I simply cut the seams on the plastic cover to use it for a pattern. Then I pinned it in place and cut it out leaving 1” around the entire thing for a seam allowance.
Then I sewed up the seams with right sides together. I didn’t like how bulky the bottom of the plastic cover was so I turned the edges under and made a casing for some elastic to give it a tight fit around the bottom
I measured the circumference of the sewing machine and then used a large safety pin to thread the elastic in the casing.
And 25 minutes later I had a pretty sewing machine dust cover.