Yet Another Sewing Machine Dust Cover

Yes, I’m still at it. Still playing with the design and construction of a sewing machine dust cover designed to fit my Janome 6500.  Here’s my latest version:

Bigger Than a Breadbox
Bigger Than a Breadbox


Since I’m going to be teaching a class on this soon, I wanted to test my directions again as well as an idea I had about the binding process. Versions 1 and 2 (which you can see together here) have the bottom edges of the front, back, and sides bound first, before the side panels are joined to the front and back piece. Wouldn’t it be easier, I wondered, if the side panels were bound first? Then one long binding strip could be added around the bottom of the dust cover.  The answer: yes, much easier!

A View from the Side
A View from the Side


I really had fun with this fabric. The floral print is from Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy line for Free Spirit. The chevron stripe is by Riley Blake, and the binding fabric is Teeny Tiny Flowers by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods. The whimsical lining fabric, seen in the photo below, is Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey for Moda:

custom sewing machine cover, inside
A Peek at the Lining

Now on to the next good thing: finishing one of many Works-in-Progress!




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3 Responses to Yet Another Sewing Machine Dust Cover

  1. Vickie says:

    Hi Dawn,
    What fun fabrics! Each of your covers look great. Hope you have fun teaching the class.

  2. Sandy says:

    You are truly amazing Dawn! A real inspiration to me as you can see by my recent e-mail showing you some aprons I’ve made. Nothing like yours though!!!! Sandy

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