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Sew a handy cat ear cover for your sewing machine with pockets for all of your tools and supplies!

Keep your sewing machine dust free while looking as cute as could be with cat ears and pockets for all of your tools, patterns and supplies.

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Instructions

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by measuring your sewing machine from the back to the front.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out a piece of fabric large enough to cover your machine from front to back with an 1" excess on every side.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the edges over by 1/2" and then fold over by another 1/2" and pin.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now measure the sides of your sewing machine and cut two rectangles of fabric to the same width and height with an extra 1" excess on every side and place to the side.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    I really wanted to add a pocket for my craft idea book on the front of my sewing machine, so I used my satchel for inspiration.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out templates for the pocket. You need a rectangle as large as your book with an extra 1/2" around every side. A matching rectangle with rounded corners at the bottom and two little buckle shapes.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin your templates to your fabric.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut out two of the rectangles for the pouch, two of the rounded rectangles for the flap and four buckles.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin the buckles on top of each other, wrong sides facing out. Sew around the outside edges, leaving the top edge unstitched. Fold inside out and then sew up the top edge. Repeat for the other buckle.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 10
    Step 10

    Measure around the sides and bottom of the pouch and cut a rectangle long enough to fit and as wide as your book plus your regular seam allowance.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place the two rounded for the flap on top of each other, wrong sides facing out, sew around the edge leaving a gap. Fold inside out and sew the open edge closed.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew the two rectangles for the pocket together around the outline, with the wrong sides of the fabric facing up but leave a small opening. Turn inside out and stitch closed the opening.

    Fold the long rectangle of fabric in half lengthways and then fold either side in half, so that the raw edges meet in the middle. Sew along the bottom edge and then fold in either edge at the sides and sew neatly.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 13
    Step 13

    Using your book to get the size just right, pin the long strip along the sides and bottom of the rectangle and sew in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pin the buckles on to the bottom of the flap.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew the buckles in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pin in place on the underside of the flap.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 17
    Step 17

    Work out where you want your pocket positioned on the front of your sewing machine cover.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 18
    Step 18

    Sew the flap in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 19
    Step 19

    Place the pouch underneath and pin in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 20
    Step 20

    Sew the pouch around the edges.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 21
    Step 21

    Test out your new pouch with your idea book.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 22
    Step 22

    I like to keep my sewing patterns in A4 envelopes and I wanted to add a pouch for the pattern I was working on at the back of my cover. Cut a rectangle of fabric to the same width as your cover but a little shorter and pin over all of the edges. Sew along the top edge.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 23
    Step 23

    Pin the pocket to the bottom of your cover and sew in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 24
    Step 24

    Position your cover back over your sewing machine and work out the width of your side panels, marking them with a pin.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 25
    Step 25

    Lay one side of your sewing machine cover down and place all the tools you'd like to keep in place, cutting lengths of fabric for each pocket.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 26
    Step 26

    Starting with the back pocket, fold over the edge by 1/2", then by another 1/2" and sew. Pin at the sides.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 27
    Step 27

    Continue adding all the pockets and then fold under the bottom edges and pin along the bottom.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 28
    Step 28

    Check that everything fits nicely and then place your sewing supplies to the side.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 29
    Step 29

    Now starting with the shallowest bottom pocket, fold under either edge, pin in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 30
    Step 30

    Sew along the bottom and any vertical pockets you want to add.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 31
    Step 31

    Continue working your way up the pockets, fold under either side to match the backing piece and pin in place.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 32
    Step 32

    Once you've pinned up all the pocket, sew along either edge, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 33
    Step 33

    Pin the finished side panel in place on the side of the cover, along the lines you previous sewed on the outside edge sof the outer cover, so that they create a little flap which hides the pocket underneath.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 34
    Step 34

    Sew along the sides.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 35
    Step 35

    Neaten up the top edge, pin and sew shut.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 36
    Step 36

    Remove your finished cover from your machine, pop up the sewing machine's handle and place your cover back on.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 37
    Step 37

    Cut a slit at the top of your cover, where the handle touches and then neatly pin under the edges, creating a hole big enough for the handle to slip through.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 38
    Step 38

    Sew around the edges of the hole.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 39
    Step 39

    Finally, cut a couple of foam ears to embellish the top of your cover. It's best to use white foam but I only had green. Place the foam ears on top of your fabric and cut four fabric ears with a little seam allowance around the edges.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 40
    Step 40

    With two ears on top of each other, wrong sides facing out and the foam in the middle for a template, s around the top top edges.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 41
    Step 41

    Fold the ear inside out and place over the foam.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 42
    Step 42

    Stitch an inner ear along the top edge of the ear, through the foam.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 43
    Step 43

    Fold under the bottom edge of the ear, pin in place and cut off any excess foam. Repeat to make the other ear.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 44
    Step 44

    Hand stitch the two ears at either side of your cover, bending them a little to give them a 3D shape.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 45
    Step 45

    Finally, sew two velcro dots under the flaps of your front pocket and then sew two cute buttons to the front.

  • How to make a sewing machine covers. Cat Ear Sewing Machine Cover - Step 46
    Step 46

    Pop your idea book in it's pouch, any patterns you're working on in the back pocket. Pop your tools in their pockets and you're all ready to sew at a moment's notice!

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Akamatra
Akamatra · Athens, Attica, GR · 22 projects
Happy fantastic!!!!!
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