For the hall of shame (Pinterest fails, anyone?), here is my old cover. I never stitched the lining in place, and the ribbon trim along the bottom is glued on. It was a major hassle to get it on and off when I needed to. However, I saw some pretty bright pink chevron fabric at Hobby Lobby, and I knew that my old cover had to go!
For my new cover, I cut a front and back roughly the length and height of my machine, with an extra 1/2 inch for a seam allowance, as well as a long strip roughly the length of the sides and top of my machine. I also cut these same pieces from some solid purple cotton I bought that same day 🙂 I then took a front (or back, who knows?) piece and the long strip, and pinned and stitched it together. I went ahead and completed these assembly steps on the purple pieces as I went along.
Next I placed my two pieces right sides together and pinned all around the bottom. Sew this all the way around. Now, you’re probably wondering “That can’t be right, how am I supposed to turn this thing??” Well…
Now, push the lining up into the cover, pin the bottom to keep it still, as well as he four side seams. Top stitch all of these to keep the fabric from shifting. Naturally, I messed this step up, so I have to be mindful of which side of my cover is visible.
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