Sewing Machine Dust Cover

With my new studio coming together nicely I decided to get a little ahead of myself and started making some decor items for my studio. I thought you might like to make one as well so I turned it into a video tutorial- How to make a sewing machine cover.

It’s a quick and easy project that uses fabric, Pellon fusible fleece (or batting… or felt…) and some thread. That’s it!  I’ll show you how to make the side block panels which are a lot easier than you may think!

You can embellish your cover any way you want… applique, free motion quilting… or carve out a whole at the top for the handle… or even include a pocket to carry your foot pedal in. The possibilities are really endless and I hope you’ll give it a try. 

If you do make one remember to upload your pictures to my Facebook page. I just love seeing all your creations!

18 Responses to Sewing Machine Dust Cover

  1. Mone March 4, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Nicely done, Vanessa! I´m just looking at my machine, covered in her ugly plastic cover, that came with the machine years ago. Thanks for the tutorial, maybe I finally will make one now 🙂

    • Crafty Gemini March 7, 2012 at 3:57 am #

      I know what you mean! Hope you give it a try. :o)

  2. byLorena June 16, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Hola Vanessa, just I started making the cover, but then I noticed I didn’t have that batting. The only one I had is the one that needs cover both sides with fabric… I have tons of felt. The fabric I am using for the main body is wool. Why it needs batting? Is it for more body ? Could I forget the batting or use another? Gracias!!!

    • Vanessa Wilson June 16, 2012 at 1:25 am #

      The batting is just to add some body to it. You could use felt for the same purpose or if the wool is thock enough you could probably do without a second layer. It’s just a matter of preference. Have fun!

    • byLorena June 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Thanks Vanessa… you are great! I am not sure if I know how to put a double layer… I am going to check out some of your quilt tutorial, then I will try it (hope this night ;-)) I will show you the final ;-)) Thank you Vanessa!!!

    • byLorena June 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      Hello Vanessa!!
      Here my cover…! many thanks! http://goo.gl/au2Ly

    • Deborah Bowman March 31, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

      OMG How fun are you! This is the first time I have ever seen you and I think you are just wonderful. I have been sewing since I was a young girl and have always loved it. I was looking for a site to recommend to a younger woman who wants to learn about sewing. I came across your tutorials and love them. When you said to put pretty sides together I almost feel out of my chair laughing. Just never heard it put that way and you are right…you make this so easy for those wanting to learn to sew. Thanks so much.

    • Vanessa Wilson March 31, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

      Thanks so much! Yes, I always say pretty sides and ugly sides when referring to fabric. I always find it helps my beginner students understand it a little better and makes it less confusing. Glad you found me! Happy sewing!

  3. LISA June 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Thank you so much for this fantastic cover. Here is post that shares my cover http://twostrawberrygirls.blogspot.com/2012/06/story-and-dust-cover.html.
    Your tutorial was dead on. I plan to use this for other projects!

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  6. account July 7, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I am sure you have a great fan following out there.
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  7. Myra Roman July 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    I made one. Great tutorial, thanks for it.

  8. Shami Immanuel December 12, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    Thanks Vanessa for the wonderful tutorial. I have made one and you can see it here:
    http://shamiatcraft.blogspot.in/2013/12/sewing-machine-cover.html

    I am a viewer of your videos in youtube and I am trying to make quilt blocks and I will show u when I make one. Thanks for your effort for putting up the videos. I was very useful for a home maker like me to spend my leisure time more useful with great satisfaction each day. Thanks.

  9. Loretta December 27, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    i’d like to piece the body of the cover like you did. do i add seam allowance to all three pieces? thanks!

  10. Loretta December 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    and how much seam allowance would i add? one inch?

  11. Darris April 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for the reminder you have this tutorial. Currently I have extra fabric slung over my machines and computer printers. I’ll get on it soon ; )

  12. Barbara Harris May 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    I see a few covers that are really cute!!! I do cover mine with a linen cloth that was a tabletopper of my mom’s (which was given to her from family of a dear friend who our family adored). So my cover is special in many ways and maybe that is why I haven’t made a cover and probably won’t!

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