Sewing Machine Dust Cover

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.

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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.

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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

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I measured the circumference of the sewing machine and then used a large safety pin to thread the elastic in the casing.

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And 25 minutes later I had a pretty sewing machine dust cover.

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I have another coupon for you in addition to the 10% of all HGTV fabrics that I posted last week.  Here is a link to a 15% off your total purchase today through May 4.blog_05_02_13

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