How to Sew a Reversible Patchwork Stand Mixer Cover

Stand mixer with a sewn DIY cover next to it

The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

Overview
  • Total Time: 3 hrs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Estimated Cost: $20

Keep your stand mixer clean and looking beautiful with this free sewing pattern and tutorial for a stand mixer cover. Not only will this cover keep the dust off your mixer, but it also will add some cute and colorful patchwork to your kitchen. You can sew this stand mixer cover with your favorite fabrics and appliqué a row of adorable hearts as well. If you want, you can change out the hearts for another shape or add some embroidery instead. This project is ideal for intermediate sewers and will take a few hours to complete. After you make one for yourself, sew a stand mixer cover for a functional and beautiful personalized gift.

Tip

This pattern is the perfect size for most stand mixers. If you're concerned about the fit, hold the end pattern piece up to the front of your mixer to see whether you need to adjust the size.

stand mixer cover materials
The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

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

Materials

  • 1 yard main fabric of choice
  • 1/2 yard accent fabric of choice
  • 1/8 yard various fabrics for patchwork
  • 1/8 yard paper-backed fusible web
  • 2 1/2 yard midweight fusible interfacing
  • Matching thread

Instructions

  1. Download and Assemble the Pattern

    Download and print the following pattern pieces:

    Be sure to print the pieces at 100%, so 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.

    Note: All seam allowances for this project are 1/4 inch.

    stand mixer cover pattern
    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson
  2. Cut the Fabric Pieces

    Outside pieces:

    • Cut seven 4-by-16.5-inch rectangles from your various fabrics.
    • Cut two 5.5-by-16.5-inch rectangles from the main fabric.
    • Cut two end pieces from the main fabric with fusible interfacing.

    Inside pieces:

    • Cut one 35-by-16.5-inch rectangle from the main fabric with fusible interfacing.
    • Cut two end pieces from the accent fabric with fusible interfacing.
    cut stand mixer cover pieces
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  3. Prepare the Appliqué Hearts

    Trace 10 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.

    preparing heart pieces
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  4. Attach the Heart Appliqué Pieces

    Fold one of the 5.5-by-16.5-inch rectangles in half, and make a small crease to mark the middle. Place the first heart on the center crease 1 inch from the top. Evenly space a total of five hearts, so they are also 1 inch from the top.

    Iron the hearts in place. Repeat with the other 5.5-by-16.5-inch rectangle and the five remaining hearts. Then, sew around each heart about 1/8 inch from the raw edge.

    ironing hearts
    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson
  5. 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 each end, with the points of the hearts facing out.

    Press the seams open.

    sewing patchwork pieces
    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson
  6. Sew the Ends to the Sides

    Pin the outside ends to the patchwork sides with the 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 account for small differences in seam allowances and pattern scaling. Sew around the ends on both the outside and the lining. Then, use a rotary cutter to trim any excess fabric from the sides.

    pinning ends to sides
    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson
  7. 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-inch opening on one of the end panels. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

    pinning outside and lining
    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson
  8. Finish the Stand Mixer Cover

    Turn the stand mixer cover right side out. Press in the seam allowance of the opening. 

    Then, top stitch around the bottom edge about 1/8 inch from the seam. 

    Iron the cover, and it's ready to use!

    topstitching the bottom edge of the cover
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Adjusting the Pattern to Fit Other Appliances

This pattern can work to make covers for appliances of similar sizes. For instance, you can use the pattern to create a blender cover by making the side panels narrower. And if you trim the bottom to make it shorter, this pattern also can work as a sewing machine cover.

stand mixer cover
The Spruce / Mollie Johanson