Free Sewing Pattern: Reversible Patchwork Stand Mixer Cover

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    Keep Your Stand Mixer Dust-Free With This Cover

    Cover for Stand Mixer
    Mollie Johanson

    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. 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. 

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    Supplies and Tools

    Stand Mixer Cover Materials
    Mollie Johanson

    Supplies

    • Main fabric - 1 yard
    • Accent fabric - 1/2 yard
    • Various fabrics for patchwork - 1/8 yard
    • Paper-backed fusible web - 1/8 yard
    • Midweight fusible interfacing - 2-1/2 yards
    • Matching thread

    Tools

    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Iron
    • Rotary cutter
    • Cutting ruler
    • Cutting mat
    • Pins
    • Sewing machine

    Note: All seam allowances are 1/4"

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    Assemble the Pattern

    Assemble the Pattern Pieces
    Mollie Johanson

    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.

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    Stand Mixer Cutting Guide

    Cut the Stand Mixer Pieces
    Mollie Johanson

    Outside Pieces

    • 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.

    Inside Pieces

    • 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

    Prepare the Heart Pieces
    Mollie Johanson

    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.

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    Attach the Heart Applique Pieces

    Iron the Hearts to the Large Pieces
    Mollie Johanson

    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.

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    Sew the Outside Patchwork

    Sew the Patchwork Pieces Together
    Mollie Johanson

    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.

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    Sew the Ends to the Sides

    Pin and Sew the Ends to the Sides
    Mollie Johanson

    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.

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    Sew the Outside and Lining Together

    Pin and Sew the Outside and Lining
    Mollie Johanson

    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.

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    Finish the Stand Mixer Cover

    Top Stitch the Bottom Edge of the Cover
    Mollie Johanson

    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!

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    Adjusting the Pattern to Fit Other Appliances

    Cover Your Mixer With Patchwork and Hearts
    Mollie Johanson

    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.