Sewing Machine Cover Pattern

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For today’s portion of our sew-along series, we’re going to put together the main body pieces of our sewing machine cover.

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Sewing Machine Cover Pattern

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons

1 plus buttons


Supplies needed for today’s post:

*1/2″ seam allowance is used unless otherwise noted.

Sewing the Machine Cover:

  1. To make the side pocket, place 6 1/2″ of scrap binding  pressed open flat and side pocket piece right sides together. Stitch pieces together with 3/4″ seam allowance. Press binding towards seam allowances, fold over seam allowance and press. Stitch in the ditch of edge stitch along the edge of binding through all layers. Position pocket and baste to one bottom edge of side panel.
    Add binding detail to any pocket edge. The Sewing LoftAdd scrap binding to a pocket edge. The Sewing Loft
  2. Repeat step 1 to create the large back pocket for your sewing machine cover. Layer large rectangle on the right side of back cover, lining up the raw edges, and baste in place at sides. Determine and mark the size of your pocket openings and stitch vertical lines down the full height of the pocket to create divisions. Adjust your machine set up to a small zig zag. Use this stitch to create reinforcement at the intersection of each stitch line and top pocket edge.
    Mark sewing pocket size on the back pocket of your sewing machine cover. The Sewing Loft
  3. Fold over and hem one lengthwise side of each top panel. Pin top panels with hem edge kissing and join together.
    Join side panel pieces of sewing machine cover together.  The Sewing Loft
    Repeat on other side panel to create one long strip.
  4. Pin and join the side panel (right sides together) to the front cover. Be sure to line up seam allowance and pivot at each corner with the needle in the down position. Repeat to the backside cover. Clip corners and press.Join sewing machine cover pattern pieces together.  The Sewing Loft


That’s it for today! Come back tomorrow, when we’ll put the finishing touches on our sewing machine cover pattern!

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ps. It’s not too late to sew along with us! You can find all of the previous sewing machine cover instructions here.



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  1. Thank you for beautiful tutorial.

  2. Ellie Stratton says

    It’s so nice of you for sharing the detailed instruction for sewing the machine cover. I was thinking to sew one but now with the help of these instructions I’ll create one. 🙂

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