For Christmas, my roommate got a Kitchen-Aid, and she asked if I could make a cover for it so we could have it out in our kitchen without it getting super dusty or having to look at the box. Of course I said yes, since I’m still working on my sewing skills, and figured that this would be a relatively simple project that would still be a good challenge! I used this tutorial, and spent a few hours yesterday putting this together.
I’m really happy with how this turned out! My roommate and I worked together to pick out the fabric, which is some pre-quilted cotton and basic quilting cotton from Joann’s. The pockets and main body are actually the same fabric, since this was pre-quilted you can use both sides.
This was a great next step in my sewing journey. A few things in this were a bit difficult, especially pinning the main piece up and around the sides, and getting the bindings even. I still have a really hard time cutting straight and accurate sized pieces, so some parts of this are a bit funky. I also really think I need to invest in some of those clips they show in the tutorial to make putting pieces together a bit easier, especially around curves. If I don’t get those, this project reinforced that it’s important to pay attention to how you’re pinning things in relationship to how you sew them. I stabbed myself a lot doing the first curve.
So it’s not perfect, but overall I’m really happy with how this turned out, and it adds a bright and cheery pop to our kitchen!
I still enjoy sewing, but it’s definitely not something I plan to do a lot of. The main reason is that the time it takes to get up and running is pretty high. Here, I’ll show you:
This is my crafting closet. In order to sew, I need to take the machine out of that box in the lower left, the cutting pad from behind those bins, my fabric, scissors, pins, etc from that top bin, the iron, and then the ironing board from the back of the other side of this closet! So yea, it’s a lot. And then I have to put it all away. So this is ok for a project that can take a few hours, but if I want to make something bigger (like my apron, which took me two days), I can really only do that over the course of a weekend, and leave the machine out the whole time. It’s just a bit fussy to continually sew things.