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Keep Your Stand Mixer Dust-Free With This Cover
Keep your stand mixer looking beautiful with this free sewing pattern for a mixer cover. Not only will this cover keep the dust off your mixer, but it also adds some cute and colorful patchwork to your kitchen.
Sew your stand mixer cover with your favorite fabrics and applique a row of adorable hearts as well. Of course, you can change out the hearts for another shape or add some embroidery instead.
Plus, by sewing the lining with an accent fabric for the ends, this cover is reversible, so you can... change up the look whenever you want.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Supplies and ToolsContinue to 3 of 11 below.
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Assemble the Pattern
Download and print the pattern pieces.
Be sure to print the pieces at 100% so that the 1-inch box measures accurately. A small difference in size won't affect the cover too much, but it's best to have the pattern as close to full size as possible.
Tape the four pieces together. Set the heart template aside.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Stand Mixer Cutting Guide
- Cut seven 4 x 16.5" rectangles from various fabrics.
- Cut two 5.5 x 16.5" rectangles from main fabric.
- Cut two end pieces from main fabric with fusible interfacing.
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- Cut one 35 x 16.5" rectangle from main fabric with fusible interfacing.
- Cut two end pieces from accent fabric with fusible interfacing.
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Prepare the Applique Hearts
Trace ten hearts on the paper side of the fusible web. Iron the webbing to the wrong side of your chosen fabric.
Cut out all the hearts and remove the paper backing.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Attach the Heart Applique Pieces
Fold one of the 5.5 x 16.5" rectangles in half and make a small crease to mark the middle. Place the first heart on the center crease 1" from the top. Evenly space a total of five hearts so they are also 1" from the top.
Iron the hearts in place.
Repeat with the other 5.5 x 16.5" rectangle and the five remaining hearts.
Sew around each other hearts about 1/8" from the raw edge.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Sew the Outside Patchwork
Pin and sew all the outside rectangles together, forming the patchwork side panels. The two pieces with the hearts should be at the ends, with the points of the hearts facing out.
Press the seams open.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Sew the Ends to the Sides
Pin the outside ends to the patchwork sides with wrong sides together. Fold the ends and the sides to find the top center, matching the centers and starting the pinning here.
Continue pinning down the sides. Repeat for the other end, and then repeat with the lining pieces.
The sides most likely will come out longer than the ends. This is to allow for small differences in seam allowances and pattern scaling.
Sew around the ends on both the outside and the lining.
Use the rotary cutter to trim the... excess fabric from the sides.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Sew the Outside and Lining Together
Nest the lining in the outside piece with right sides together. Pin around the bottom edge.
Sew around the bottom, leaving a 4" opening on one of the end panels. Backstitch at the beginning and end.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Finish the Stand Mixer Cover
Turn the stand mixer cover right side out. Press the seam allowance of the opening in.
Top stitch around the bottom edge about 1/8" from the seam.
Iron the cover and it's ready to use!Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Adjusting the Pattern to Fit Other Appliances
This pattern is the perfect size for a Kitchen Aid, but it fits most stand mixers. If you're concerned about the fit, hold the end pattern piece up to the front of your mixer to see if you need to adjust the size.
You can use this same pattern to make a blender cover by making the side panels narrower.
If you trim the bottom of the end pattern to make it shorter, this pattern also works as a sewing machine cover.