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Sewing Machine Cover for Spring Cleaning Your Sewing Space

finished sewing machine cover on table

Sewing Machine Cover FREE PROJECT

Create a sewing machine cover (or serger cover) to protect your precious machine and tidy up your sewing space for spring. Consider grabbing some more supplies to clean and oil your machine; take it for a “spa” (or service) day; clean your iron soleplate; and re-organize your fabric stash to refresh your creativity.

Project Details

Add a pocket to the front of the cover to hold your favorite pair of scissors or quilting ruler (or both!).

sewing machine cover

The pocket is the perfect place for embellishment, such as hand or machine embroidery. The instructions in the PDF guide you through the machine embroidery steps; however, you can easily adapt them for handwork or decorative stitching, too.

pocket detail showing embroidery on cover

The featured design is Sparrow with Needle Tattoo by OESD. The thread colors were changed to match the featured fabrics, which are from the Art Gallery Fabrics Color Master No 20 Tangerine 10 HY Box.

Piece several fabrics on point for the top, or use the dimensions to cut one piece of fabric for both the front and back.

piecing fabrics for sewing machine cover top

It’s important to measure your machine correctly to ensure the cover fits properly. Easily create a matching cover for your serger (or additional sewing machines) and create a matching set!

Ties secure the cover around the sewing machine, and you can tie them in a loose knot or bow.

ties to secure cover to machine

In addition to fabric and batting, you’ll also need:

Sulky Supplies:


The Rayon thread is for the embroidery and the 50 wt. Cotton Thread is used for piecing and quilting. The binding is stitched using a zigzag stitch sewn with Sulky Invisible Thread! You will love this quick technique.

Grab the FREE Sewing Machine Cover project PDF and spring clean your sewing room today!

sewing machine cover ties

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!


  • shirleyb4coxnet

    I’m a new sewer and I have been searching for the step by step instructions for the sewing machine cover and also how to measure to make the cover. I can’t seem to find the pdf so I can print it out. Very disappointed. Please help.

  • Mary

    I can’t see the pdf either. It just shows a picture. I like the project and would like to make it.

  • Learay Silvia

    The link provided does not have this project available. I have gone to the website to “shortcut” the search but no luck. Everytime I ask to print, get the install print extension which I assume is happening, but it is not showing up on the bar, I keep getting sent back to the log in page for my e-mail. I will be sending an e-mail to to get the pattern.