CHECK THE CUT­TING STEPS TO EN­SURE THE PER­FECT FIT FOR YOUR MA­CHINE COVER

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CUT­TING OUT THE COVER

1

Take the fol­low­ing mea­sure­ments from your ma­chine to make a cover that fits:

Q Height – from the ta­ble to the top of your

ma­chine in a straight line.

Q Length – from side to side as you face your ma­chine. Make sure to in­clude any wheels or han­dles that stick out.

Q Cir­cum­fer­ence – from the ta­ble at the back of your ma­chine, up over your ma­chine, and down to the ta­ble in the front. Q Depth – from the front to back of your ma­chine at its deep­est point.

2

From the main fab­ric cut:

Q One (1) main panel mea­sur­ing (length + 2½)in x (cir­cum­fer­ence + 1)in. Q Two (2) sides pan­els mea­sur­ing

(height + 1¾)in x (depth + 2½)in.

Q Two (2) pocket lin­ings mea­sur­ing

(depth + 2½)in x (height/2)in.

Q From the re­main­ing fab­ric cut strips on the bias at 15/ 8in width. When sewn to­gether these should mea­sure (2x cir­cum­fer­ence).

3

From the pocket fab­ric cut:

Q Two (2) pock­ets mea­sur­ing the same as the pocket lin­ing pan­els in step 2.

4 From the lin­ing fab­ric cut:

Q One (1) main panel and two (2) side pan­els to the same mea­sure­ments as the main fab­ric pieces.

5

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut:

Q 2½in x WOF strips. When sewn to­gether, the strip should mea­sure 2x (length + depth + 4)in.

6

From the bat­ting cut:

Q One (1) panel to the mea­sure­ment of the main fab­ric panel.

Q Two (2) pan­els to the mea­sure­ment of the main fab­ric side pan­els.

MAK­ING THE SIDE PAN­ELS

7

Take one main fab­ric side panel and a cor­re­spond­ing piece of bat­ting. Fuse to­gether, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions. Add any de­sired quilt­ing and set aside.

8

Place one pocket panel and one pocket lin­ing RST. Sew to­gether along the top edge. Press the seam open. Open out and fold so the pieces are wrong sides to­gether. Top­stitch along the top edge.

9

Take the pocket from the last step and place on top of your side panel from step 7, both right side up and align­ing raw edges at the bot­tom and sides. Baste around the outer edges. Mark and sew a straight line down the pocket to cre­ate a di­vide, back­stitch­ing at the top edge of the pocket.

10

Trim the edges of the side panel to match the shape of your ma­chine at the sides. Most ma­chines have a wider base and thin­ner top, so you can an­gle your edges from the bot­tom to the top edge.

11

Re­peat steps 7–9 to make the sec­ond side panel. Lay the first side panel RST with the sec­ond one and trim to the same shape to cre­ate two mir­ror im­age pieces. 12

Us­ing the two side pan­els as a tem­plate, trim the two side lin­ing pan­els to the same shapes. Set aside.

ADDING THE PIP­ING

13

Sew your 15/ 8in strips of main fab­ric to­gether into one long length. Fold the strip around your pip­ing cord and baste to­gether along the long raw edge (Fig A).

14

Take one main fab­ric side panel and pin the pip­ing along the outer edges, match­ing the raw edges with the cord to­wards the mid­dle. Trim the pip­ing cord at the two bot­tom edges (the bot­tom of the panel should be un­piped). Clip the pip­ing strip at the cor­ners, so it runs smoothly around the edges (Fig B).

15

Sew the pip­ing in place, us­ing a zip­per foot to get close to the cord.

16

Re­peat steps 14–15 with the sec­ond main fab­ric side panel and pip­ing cord.

CON­STRUCT­ING THE COVER

17

Fuse the main panel to the cor­re­spond­ing piece of bat­ting, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions. Add any de­sired quilt­ing.

18

Place one main fab­ric side panel RST with the main panel, pin­ning or clip­ping along the three piped sides. Align the edge of the main panel with the bot­tom of one side panel. The main panel may ex­tend be­yond the back edge.

19

Sew the along the pinned edges, us­ing a zip­per foot to get as close to the pip­ing cord as you can, with­out stitch­ing through it (Fig C). 20

Re­peat steps 18–19 to stitch the sec­ond side panel to the other side of the main panel. If nec­es­sary, trim the main panel in line with the bot­tom of the back edge to the side pan­els. This com­pletes the outer cover.

21

Fol­low steps 18–20, us­ing the lin­ing pieces to com­plete the lin­ing. Note, the lin­ing is not piped, so you can use a reg­u­lar sewing ma­chine foot.

22

Turn the outer cover right side out. Place the lin­ing in­side, wrong sides to­gether. Pin in place along the bot­tom.

23

Sew your bind­ing strips to­gether, end to end. Press in half length­wise, wrong sides to­gether. Bind the bot­tom edge of the cover, as you would a quilt.

Use strips of the fab­ric selvedge for dec­o­ra­tive de­tail­ing

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