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13 Free Sewing Machine Cover Patterns

13 Free Sewing Machine Cover Patterns

A sewing machine cover protects your sewing machine from dirt and lint when you’re not using it. It also is an easy and quick project that allows you to showcase your favorite fabric or show off some decorative stitching. It’s a win-win, it will brighten up your sewing area while protecting your machine.

These free sewing machine cover patterns are great for the beginner or a more advanced sewer can really add some fun details to show off their skills. I’ve rated every pattern by skill level and also given you some ideas on how you can change up the pattern to make it a bit more interesting.

Before you sew your sewing machine cover, you’ll need to measure your sewing machine. Every machine is a bit different in size and you’ll want to make a cover that fits but also isn’t too loose that dust can still get in. Quite a few of the tutorials walk you through that and help you adapt the pattern for your size of sewing machine. You’ll just want to get out your tape measure and measure the height, depth, and width. Write these down and then apply them to whatever tutorial you choose to sew.

A clean sewing machine is a happy sewing machine and while a cover will protect it while it’s not in use when you are sewing quite a bit of lint from fabric and thread can get stuck inside your sewing machine. Here’s a tutorial on how to clean your sewing machine and oil your sewing machine so you can keep it running smoothly.

Quilted Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

A quilted sewing machine cover in red and blue

@Sew Delicious

Elevate the normal sewing machine cover with this quilted machine cover from Sew Delicious.  It takes one charm pack, fabric for the panels and lining, bias binding, and quilt batting. You’ll cut and piece together squares and add the sides and lining. Simple straight-line quilting is then done and the binding is attached to make the bottom of the cover look nice and neat.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Eliminate bias binding by stitching exterior and lining right sides together and turning right side out, use scraps or solid pieces of fabric, add some decorative stitching or more detailed quilting

Undercover Maker Mat and Sewing Machine Cover

A sewing machine cover

@lillyella stitchery/Craftsy

A sewing machine sitting on a mat with lots of pockets

@lillyella stitchery/Craftsy

This free sewing machine cover and mat from lillyella stitchery over at Craftsy has been on my sewing to-do list for quite some time. The cover ties at the side of the sewing machine and has lots of pockets for notions. Things are not as they seem though because this sewing machine cover also doubles as a sewing machine mat that you can use while you’re sewing. You still get all the pockets as well as a fabric thread catcher.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Skip applique butterfly, change number or size of pockets

Sewing Machine Cover With Decorative Stitching

A sewing cover with buttons, pockets, and decorative stitching


Show off all your decorative stitches you don’t get to use as much as you like, and stitch up this free sewing machine cover pattern from Sew4Home. The buttons, decorative stitching, and piping really show off your sewing skills while the pockets, pull tabs, and top handle makes it much more than just a cover to keep your machine from getting dusty.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Eliminate buttons and decorative stitching for a more modern look, add more pockets to front of cover

Sewing Machine Cover

A simple sewing machine cover

@Diary of a Crafty Lady

Here’s a simpler sewing machine cover pattern that’s made up of a large piece of fabric for the front and back, two side panels, and a lining. It may look like bias binding at the bottom, but it’s actually the lining folded so it shows. Very clever!

Sewing Level: Beginner

Change It Up: Add bias binding to bottom, add pockets to exterior

Stitchin’ Sewing Machine Cover

A quilted sewing machine cover with applique

@During Quiet Time/Art Gallery Fabrics

This beautiful sewing machine cover pattern will show off your piecing and quilting skills with a variety of simple blocks. There’s bias binding around the edges and sweet bows around the sides. This could also double as a mat for your sewing machine when it’s in use.

This fat quarter friendly sewing machine cover is a free PDF download that includes your supplies needed, templates, and step by step directions along with color photos for every step in creating it.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Create your own blocks, make out of solid fabric

Sewing Machine Cozy

A colorful sewing machine cover

This free sewing machine cover pattern will create a modern looking cover that adds a ton of brightness to your sewing space. Use up some of your favorite fabric scraps string-pieced at an angle along with sturdy canvas makes this cover one that will last for years.

The two-page free PDF pattern includes a supply list, instructions, and diagrams. There’s also some options if you want to mix it up and some tips for measuring your sewing machine. This is a free pattern from the book 1, 2, 3, Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Make traditional pieced blocks, use different color of canvas

Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

A colorful sewing machine cover

@Quilty Creations

Quilty Creations has designed this free sewing machine cover that is as simple as attaching the front and back panels to the side panels. A pocket on one of the sides and a slot for the handle makes this sewing machine cover very clever indeed.

This cover is quilted but uses simple straight lines that give it a fun yet modern look. Color photos and sewing instructions will help you to recreate it.

Sewing Level: Beginner

Change It Up: Add a different type of quilting, put pockets on both sides

Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

A quilted sewing machine cover

@Sotak Handmade

Here’s another version of a quilted sewing machine cover, this one coming from Sotak Handmade. It’s pieced together using blocks that make it look like stacked blocks. You could really play around with the colors here and make some interesting designs.

After you’ve pieced the cover, you’ll add bias binding to keep everything look neat and ribbons to tie around the side to keep it secure to your sewing machine.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Use straps instead of ribbon for the sides, create an interesting color scheme

Skirted Sewing Machine Cover

A red and white skirted sewing machine cover


Add some feminity to your sewing machine with this adorable skirted sewing machine cover from Sew4Home. You’ll get to put your gathering skills to the test when you attach the skirt. The cut contrasting ribbon above the skirt really adds a pop of color.

This is a great tutorial with color photos for each step, written directions, and lots of tips and tricks for getting it to look how you want.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Change It Up: Skip the ribbon detail, quilt the exterior

Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

A sewing machine cover made out of sheets

@Sparkle Power

Clean out your linen closet or visit the thrift store to get the fabric to make this sewing machine cover made out of sheets. Three different sheet pieces are used to make this sewing machine cover and it’s all tied with a delicate ribbon on the sides.

This tutorial also helps you change the pattern to match the size of your sewing machine.

Sewing Level: Beginner

Change It Up: Use more or fewer strips of sheets

Sewing Machine Cover

A brown and blue sewing machine cover


Here’s another sewing machine pattern from Sew4Home, and this one is pretty, functional, and doesn’t have any bias binding to mess with.

With just 2 half yards of fabric, you can create this sewing machine cover that has a clever pocket on the front. The directions are written to use your own sewing machine’s measurements.

Sewing Level: Beginner

Change It Up: Line it, add another pocket to the front

Reversible Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

A sewing machine cover with bunting

@Stay at Home Artist

A reversible sewing machine cover

@Stay at Home Artist

Here’s a free pattern for a reversible sewing machine cover. If you were planning on making a lining for your sewing machine cover, you may as well follow the few extra steps that it takes to make it reversible.

This is a great beginner pattern and uses fun ribbons to tie the cover around the sides. Directions for making and adding the felt bunting are also included.

Sewing Level: Beginner

Change It Up: Use holiday or seasonal fabrics

Easy Sewing Machine Cover Pattern

A floral sewing machine cover


This incredibly easy sewing machine cover consists of sewing the sides of two pieces of fabric together and then making very simple box corners. Just think, you’ll be done in just a few minutes and you can move onto some serious sewing projects.

Sewing Level: Beginner

Change It Up: Add a lining, add decorative stitching

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