Sew a Toaster Cover for Your Toaster

Measurements to make a custom toaster cover

Debbie Colgrove

Make Your Pattern

  • Measure the size of the end of the toaster as shown by the red lines in the diagram. Be sure to include the length to the counter top. Add 1/4" seam allowances to the two sides and the top to allow for seam allowances.
  • Determine the width of the toaster. Be sure to include any knobs that may protrude. This will be the width of the continuous strip that is attached to the ends measured in the above step. Add a 1/2" for seam allowances.
  • To determine the length of the continuous strip, measure the height and width of the end section described above. Two of the height and one of the width gives you the length, BUT it is advisable to add a few inches. Any extra can be trimmed off after it has been attached to the end sections, but you can not add fabric once it has been cut.


  • Most toasters will need approximately 2/3 of a yard of 45" wide fabric. (We quilted a cotton calico using natural cotton batting. Read up on quilting or purchase pre-quilted fabric. For a stiffer cover, you may want to experiment with fusible interfacing.)
  • Piping (We used 1 pkg. of Wrights® Maxi Piping, but you can also make your own piping.)
  • Double fold bias tape (We used 1 pkg of Wrights® Bias Tape Extra Wide Double Fold.)
  • Matching thread


Cut two end pieces and one continuous strip of fabric to the measurements you took in the above step.

  1. Apply piping to the end sections.
  2. Find the center top of the end sections.
  3. Match the center of the long section of fabric with the center of the long side of the continuous strip. Sew the sections together from the top to the bottom edges.
  4. Repeat for both ends of the cover. Trim off any uneven edges if necessary.
  5. Apply bias tape to the bottom edge of the cover. ​​