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Skirt to Cover Up – Day 8 – 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts

skirt to cover up

We are participating in a 10 Day blogging series: 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts!  We are so excited to produce some gifts, and you’ve probably guessed, we’re going to start from skirts all 10 days!  Also, we are very anxious to see what others produce too!  If you want to join in or follow along, visit A Homespun Country Life to get started.

Today, we have a super fun, super easy skirt to cover up tutorial for you!  And guess what, this time your sewing machine is going to receive a little care!  You see, we already have a cover for our sewing machine, but it’s huge, clunky, heavy, and well, just not cute!  So today we show you how to make a skirt to cover up for your sewing machine.

skirt to cover up

We started with this skirt.  It’s a Studio Y brand that we found at Goodwill for $2.50.  Nothing wrong with it really, but destined for so much greater use!

Step 1: Fold over the waistband to form a top.

Step 2:  Sew this top shut.

skirt to cover up

That’s it!  Now we have a very cute, very light, very easy to use cover up for our sewing machine.  Why does one need a sewing machine cover anyway?  Well, once upon a time we didn’t cover up our sewing machine, thinking we’d be right back to it…eventually!  Well at this time, our sewing area shared a space in the laundry room, and if there is a dust-generating room of your home, that’s it!  Lint, dirt, dust, you name it.  So one day our sewing machine quit working.  Just wouldn’t go when we pressed the petal.  So over $100 to a cleaning specialist later, we learned that our machine was clogged with dust, lint, fabric and thread scraps, etc.  (We’d also just completed making 3 quiet books with lots of felt pieces, but that’s a story for another day.)

skirt to cover up

Cute pocket close-up!

Total Time: 15 minutes

Total Cost:  $2.50 (Which happens to be a whole lot less than a $100 cleaning fee!)

Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress

DIY skirt to sewing machine cover up tutorial

Top view, you can see how the former waistband is folded over to become the top.

DIY skirt to sewing machine cover up tutorial

And here’s a glimpse at another cover up from the upcoming ebook!  It’s a swimsuit coverup that started as a garish maxi with just too much hot pink!

DIY skirt to swim suit cover up tutorial

Well, leave us a comment and tell us what you use to cover your sewing machine!  And if you don’t (gasp!) hurry and make one of these!

Make it beautiful,


1 thought on “Skirt to Cover Up – Day 8 – 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts

  1. […] have talked about the importance of covering your sewing machine, and using linen is a pretty way to get the job […]

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