I live in a desert. I just have three words for that...dust, dust and dust! I can dust and two hours later, it's back! I like for my sewing machine to be covered when I am not using it, so why not my Expression? So, tonight I put a little tutorial together to show you how I did it.
The first thing you have to do is pick your fabric. I love Heather Bailey fabric and already have a lot of her fabric in my sewing room...
My sewing machine dust cover
The throw pillow on the chair in my sewing room
Mrs. M only wears Heather Bailey
My favorite bag I made out of Heather Bailey
The little chandelier above my sewing machine even has shades that are covered in Heather Bailey fabric. So the choice for the Expression dust cover was simple...Heather Bailey of course!
I started the cover by cutting the main fabric 21 3/4 inches wide by 20 inches long. You will want to use iron on fleece on the main fabric.
I made a pattern for the two end pieces by holding up a piece of paper at the end of the Expression and traced it. I added a half inch for a bit more room and for the seam allowance.
Then cut your two end pieces out.
I decided to put a pocket on the back of the dust cover to hold the cords. So, cut another piece of fabric 21 3/4 inches by 13 inches.
Then you will want to iron on fleece interfacing. To both give stability and because I did not line the cover with another fabric, the fleece interfacing is really soft.
Fold pocket fabric over, right sides together.
Sew around the three edges 1/8 of an inch, keeping an opening on one of the edges to turn the fabric.
I decided to sew on red rick rack to jazz it up a bit.
Place the pocket on the right side of the body fabric two inches above the bottom. Then top stitch the bottom of the pocket onto the outer fabric.
Take the end pieces and pin them to to the body fabric, easing the fabric around the turns.
It will be a bit tricky, but this is what it should look like! Once pinned, sew a 1/4 inch seam. Repeat on the other end of the dust cover.
Try on the dust cover!
I need to hem the length, the same way you would a dress or skirt.
Iron a 1/4 inch rolled hem and then stitch the hem in place.
A new dust cover for the Cricut...I love it!
The backside is super cute with the rick rack!