Friday, November 27, 2009

New Sewing Machine Dust Cover

Finally!  I sewed a dust cover for my relatively new machine.  I had an older McCall's pattern but wanted a more modern look.  The McCalls called for quilting and it was quite large.

Instead, I merely took apart the pathetic (but well-fitting) cheap vinyl cover that came with the machine and made my own out of some canvas materials (Funktastic materials from Sew-La - that I believe were made in Japan) that I love.  It looks good!  I would say great, but now that I've put it together I would have thought through how to do it better (and simpler!).

I may still so some finishing touches.  I used one of the decorative stitches for the handle opening.  I also made the binding as well which was easy - I used a bit of cord and a cord or piping foot.


  1. Oh, I just noticed this on Pattern Review. I love the fabric you choose - so bright and cheery. And I had a duh moment reading this...I don't know why I never thought to use MY cheap old plastic machine cover as a template for a stylish one like yours!

  2. Thanks! I was going to save the fabrics for a messenger bag - but I have a million bags (I travel quite a bit for work) so I thought well this is cute enough to leave out. thanks for the comments!!

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