Sewing Machine Cover Pattern Sew Along

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It’s go time on our sewing machine cover pattern sew along and today’s goal is measure up and those naked machines covered!

Stand up against the naked sewing machine! Join us to create this sewing machine cover.  The Sewing Loft

We’ll cut out the fabrics for the main body pieces of the sewing machine cover pattern and make the binding trim.

So, let’s get to work!

Supplies needed for today’s post:

Sewing Machine Cover Pattern

 Measure for your sewing machine cover pattern. The Sewing Loft

Step 1: Measure your sewing machine:

I think the easiest way to do this is to use a large cutting ruler, because the straight ruler will give you a more accurate measurement than a measuring tape, which would mold itself to your machine. If you don’t have a ruler, a regular tape measure should do; just try to measure straight lines (like a box around your machine), rather than hugging the curves of your machine as you measure.

  • Measure the width of your sewing machine, from the furthest part on the left to the outer edge of the wheel on the right. This is measurement A – write it down!
  • Measure the height of your machine, starting with your ruler on your sewing table and measuring up to the highest point of the machine. (Tip: Keep a spool of thread in the machine, if your spool goes on top, and measure above that as the highest point.) This is measurement B – write it down!
  • Measure the depth of your sewing machine; usually you can just measure across the base, but be sure to check because if your machine has dials on the front they may extend the depth a bit. This is measurement C – write it down!

Now, let’s compare your measurements to the sewing machine cover pattern.

For the pattern, the measurements of the finished cover are as follows:

Length (A) = 16.25 inches (41.275 cm)

Height (B) = 12 inches (30.48 cm)

Depth (C) = 6.75 inches (17.145 cm)

Does your machine fit within those measurements? If so, you’re good to go!

If not, that’s okay! When we cut our pieces for the front, back, sides, and top of the sewing machine – simply extend your pieces to make them large enough to cover your individual machine. As a tip, the size you measure the pieces to be should be 3/4 inches bigger than the finished measurement you need for your machine cover, to account for seam allowances.

 Stand up against the naked sewing machine! Join us to create this sewing machine cover. The Sewing Loft

Now, let’s get cutting!
Step 2: Cut the main body fabrics

Cutting Instructions:

  • (2) 13” x 17 ” canvas front/back
  • (2) 7 1/2” x 13” canvas side panels
  • (2) 17” x 3 3/4” canvas top panels
  • (1) 7 1/2” x 6” canvas side pocket
  • (1) 17″ x 6″ canvas back pocket

Cut all fabric pieces to the dimensions listed above, using a self-healing cutting mat, a ruler, and a rotary cutter.

Tip: If you have a serger, run the edges of your canvas pieces through it to avoid any fraying during the construction of your project. I like to stitch with a contrast thread for a nice burst of color.

Turn leftover fabric scraps into quilt binding. How to make scrap binding. The Sewing Loft

Step 3: Make the Binding

For this project you will need 63” of double-fold binding. You can purchase this at the store if you want, or you can make your own! We’ve got tutorials right here to make scrap binding, bias binding and straight-grain binding for any project. 

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along | The Sewing Loft

That’s it for today! Come back tomorrow when we’ll work on the applique design for the front of 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. Hi Heather, can’t wait to get started. Is there a pattern or do we just use the measurements that you have given (once we check the size of our machine)?

  2. Rebecca Garcia says

    Do you have anything about buying sewing machines or what sewing machine is best.
    I have been sewing for over 20 years and tried a few.
    Now I want to get a really good one. I make clothing and do a lot of hemming pants.
    Any suggestion on a good brand

    • I have been a fan of Baby Lock brand sewing machines for as long as I can remember. It would be best if you could visit your local dealer to “test drive” a few different models. They can help find the perfect machine for you.

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