Sewing machine dust cover pattern

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.


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  1. Get outta sewing cute cover town. This by far is it. This is the cover. Yep! Pinning it…I gotta make one! Thanks lady!

  2. That’s such a great idea! I used to use the plastic cover but it’s so ugly. So now my machines just sit and get dusty. I will definitely use this idea soon!


  3. shut the front door.

    the reason i haven’t made one yet was none of my pretty simplicity patterns were the same shape as my machine!

    just cut my plastic one apart! why didn’t i think of that??

  4. So cute my little plastic one got ripped and I have been wanting to make a cover but didn’t know where to start…goin to whip this up soon! Thanks for sharing! How do you like your Singer model? It’s beautiful!

  5. What a wonderful idea! Question: How much material did it take? I realize all machines are different…but maybe just a general guess? Thanks!! 🙂

  6. Awesome, I’m so glad you like it and are inspired to make your own. I actually won my sewing machine, so a free sewing machine is always good. 🙂 It works fine for what I do. I am not a huge seamstress so I really wouldn’t know a good one from a bad one. I am sorry I am not of more help.

  7. Thanks, Marissa! I love it too. The color and pattern really draw your eye over to that part of the room. You can’t beat pretty and functional!

  8. I just bought this machine from a sewing store and they didn’t have the dust cover! I don’t suppose you could send me those measurements…?

  9. Because it is so oddly shaped, you really need the cover to be able to replicate it. Any chance you could go back to the store and see if they can get one from another machine?

  10. And what about us that don’t have a plastic cover? Was wondering how to figure this out too

  11. That is tricky. You will just have to make a pattern. You might be able to call the sewing machine manufacturer and get a plastic cover sent to you to use as a pattern. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  12. Thank you for this great tutorial! I did it just as you recommended for the exact machine. I love it! Thanks for sharing your awesome skills!

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