My absolute very first sewing project EVER was a sewing machine cover for my beloved Brother Project Runway Limited Edition sewing machine. It was sewn from a Simplicity pattern (2106) and, to be honest, I was just happy to get through it. Since then, I’ve learned so much about sewing and have wanted to update the cover for some time. Since moving, reorganizing my sewing area, and getting my Brother 1034D serger, my goals of redoing the sewing machine cover are almost a necessity. I want something that matches the new decor — grey, cream, and coral — and something that has a matching serger cover. So, I took to the Googles to find a set of cover patterns.
Who knew it would be so dang hard to find some patterns for my Brother machines?
After scouring 5 pages of search results, I was only able to find a handful of options, none of which were what I had in mind.
- A simple design: I don’t need handles or pockets
- A full cover: Not those flaps of fabric that tie on the side
- Custom Fit: Sergers are an odd shape, and I want my cover to reflect that
- Stable: The pattern must be able to stand on it’s not. Not some sad sack that flops.
Am I asking for too much?
Probably. It’s the story of my life.
And, just as I was about to grab my measuring tape and start drafting my own, I found this blog post from Skook’s Playground. It led me to the Bloom site and her Beyond Measure sewing machine cover. Skook took the Beyond Measure pattern and resized it for her serger. Easy enough, right?
So, I’m on the hunt for the perfect grey, cream, and coral fabrics for my new covers. And, of course, I’ll be making the companion accessories that Bloom came out with as a follow up to the sewing machine cover pattern.
Stay tuned for updates!
This post brought to you as part of the National Sewing Month series!