Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flour Sack Towel Sewing Machine Cover {TUTORIAL}

*originally posted at Ladybug Blessings, but in case you missed it...here it is!*

I recently re-did my office space and one of the projects was this super cute {and very cost effective} sewing machine cover. I am going to share with you how I did it!

Sewing Machine Cover

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First you will need to gather your basic sewing supplies. For the cover, you’ll need a flour sack towel {I got mine in a 5 pack at Walmart}, 3 coordinating fabrics for the lining and ruffles, and some ribbon for the ties.

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Square up the towel. Measure your sewing machine and decide how big you need your cover to be. I cut my towel and lining piece to be 15x26”. You will have a little piece of the towel left…I used it to back my mug rug :)

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Cut your ruffle strips 1.5'”x30”.

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Zig zag along each edge of your strip.

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Run a gathering stitch down the center of each strip. Gather all the strips to make them ruffley. Set aside.

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Place the towel piece over the machine to see where to place your first ruffle.

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Pin your ruffles in place. Stitch them down with a straight stitch right on top of the gathering stitch. This gives it a shabby imperfect look. You do not have to follow my ruffle method…I am a bit unconventional :)

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Next is the ribbon ties. You need 4 10” pieces of ribbon.

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Pin Your ribbons in place 4.5” from each corner. For extra insurance, I like to place the ribbon 1/4” over the edge.

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Pin the lining to the ruffley towel RST. Stitch all the way around using 1/4” seam allowance. Leave a 2-3” gap for turning. Backstitch at start and stop.

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Clip your corners. Turn cover inside out.

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Topstitch.

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Look, you’re all done! Easy peesy right?

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And guess what??? It’s reversible! How fun is that?

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Here it is in my office.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial! Have a happy day!

11 comments:

  1. I love it - so cute and fresh...totally gonna make one of these soon! Thanks for the tut!

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  2. you have a neat office. ;)
    thank you for the tutorial

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  3. Simple and beautiful! So cute!

    hugs
    Cidinha

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  4. yours turned out so cute, love the ruffles!

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  5. Ahh!!! Love it...and I'm working on something currently almost identical!! So funny, mine just has more ruffles! :) Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday.

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  6. That is so super cute. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  7. Love this!! The ruffles are such a cute added touch:) I was looking online for ideas to make one and I think this is the one I want! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm now following your blog:)

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  8. This just perfect for my sewing machine, but I think I just might make one to cover my desk top computer screen when it's not in use.(less dusting).

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