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Sewing Machine Cover


Keep sewing machine gears dust-free with a good-looking tea towel cover.


  • Tea towel
  • Cotton twill tape
  • Sewing machine


  1. Step 1

    Choose a cloth large enough to just drape over the machine; if it's too big, trim and hem it to fit.

  2. Step 2

    Cut four 14-inch pieces of cotton twill tape. Sew a double 1/4-inch hem at one end of each.

  3. Step 3

    Fold over the opposite ends 1/2 inch, and pin them to the cloth so that when the cover is on the machine, the ties line up on both sides; stitch ties in place. Drape cloth over sewing machine, tying twill tapes to secure.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2006

Reviews (3)

  • 10 Jun, 2014

    Made this today. It was so easy. Used sneaker shoe strings for ties. Only needed 2 as they are so long you cut them in half.

    My kids always wanted to take out the white shoe laces and get a color instead.

  • 11 Jun, 2012

    So cute! Making this with scrap fabric :)

  • 3 Feb, 2011

    Oh Martha, that is the coolest. I am embroidering right now but when I'm finished I'll make one really quick for both machines. You can even embroider a motif on the front. This is so neat. Great idea. Thanks Martha.