Home » DIY Tutorials » DIY Crafting » Crafting: Miscellaneous » Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

If you have your machine out a lot (or if you always have it out in your, coveted-by-me, craft room), this will help keep the dust away and also any sticky fingers that might reach for it.

I saw this simple idea at but she used a tea towel. I decided to use some of my own upholstery fabric and measure it out specifically for my machine.




So I measured the width of my machine, excluding the knob on the right side. It was 16 inches. And then I measure from the bottom of the front of the machine, up and over to the back, and it measured 27 inches. Then I added an inch to both the length and the width so that each side could have 1/2 inch seam allowance.


First I folded the sided under a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch and sewed this hem in place. Then I did both ends the same way. Then I attached enough ribbon on each side to be able to tie the cover closed. Make sure and heat seal your ribbon so that it won’t fray. (Use a lighter…….it’s quick and easy.)

Ashley Johnston
  • Save

Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
  • Save


  1. Clarabell says:

    I have Juno by Janome serger. I sew only all the basics, like shirls, skirts nothing fancy. I like to learn how to sew more things. According to the serger box I purchased, it has 36 different project I can sew with my serger. The manual doesn’t gave me all the instructions. I would appreciate it if anyone can help me.

    thank you very much,
    Ms. I don’t know it all

  2. Dominique from Craft Couture says:

    This is a good idea, thanks for it! I made my own if you would like to see :)

  3. Three Ring Circus says:

    I have seen this idea several different places and always wanted to try it out. So I decided to give it a try, only I used an old pillow sham I had laying around the house. I think it turned out pretty good. I even made a sewing caddy to go with it. You can check out my blog to see what it looks like!

    I made a project note holder as well to go along with the sewing machine cover and sewing caddy too.

    Love your site! You give me great ideas for me to try and test out and twist and give my own special touch to make them my own. LOL I don't follow instructions very well, I kinda guess how things go and try and retry until I get it the way I like LOL.

  4. Rosi says:

    can you show some pictures from different views? thnxs! :)

  5. Tara says:

    That's perfect! I have a couple of Anthropologie tea towels that have been sitting around waiting for a project…this might be it!

  6. Amie says:

    Great idea! I have some fabric that would be perfect for this! THanks for sharing. :)

  7. jandofabrics says:

    This is another great idea from you…so generous of you to share!

  8. Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista says:

    This is wonderful!

  9. Ashley says:

    Kathy, I'm not sure about that. I've only done polys and satin ribbon. I've never tried the others so thanks for bringing that up. I'll have to give it a try. Otherwise, you would have to roll it and sew it into place.

  10. Kathy says:

    Very nice.
    On heatsetting the ribbon (ie burning it) I thought that only worked with polys and such. Not sure I would do it with say a Hanah silk ribbon or a cotton. Have you tried buring a natural fiber and had success?

  11. Rose says:

    Cute, and pretty, and functional…as always!!

  12. glorybe1024 says:

    I am going to be making one of these ASAP! Love this idea!

  13. Melissa says:

    I'm not kidding, you ALWAYS post tutorials of things that I need just a few days after I realize I need it, pretty cool! I was just trying to figure out how to make a sewing machine cover, you are my hero! :) Your ideas are SO cute, keep 'em coming!!!!

  14. Ashley says:

    Thanks guys. I got this fabric at

    For more fabric info, check out my FAQ page here:

  15. Stacia says:

    I am also wondering where you get your cute fabric!! I have some cute fabric at a store I got to, but not like yours!

    Cute cover, I love your ideas! Keep em coming!!!

  16. Lauren says:

    Cutest thing ever!

  17. Micah and Melinda says:

    Super cute idea… love it!

  18. Mimi Lee says:

    Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing

  19. Josh and Laura says:

    Where do you get your cute upholstery fabric? Your prints are much cuter than the ones I see at my nearest fabric store!

  20. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Super cute! I love the bow on the side!

  21. Misty says:

    I love this idea!

  22. The Harris Family says:

    This is really cute and I love the colors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I'm Ashley

Hi, I’m Ashley—the DIY-enthusiast behind this crazy blog!

Back to Top
Share via
Copy link