Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

I made this sewing machine cover the other day.

I’m finishing a dress I’m working on for Bella tomorrow. Then I want to get to work right away on Baby Amy & Haley’s birthday dresses, with matching dresses for their dolls.

Baby Amy & Haley are my little sister in laws, age 3 & 4. Their mom, Lucy, is my age. Lucy is super cool and laid back. On an unrelated note, the girls have recently given each other haircuts, and so one is sporting a Mohawk, while the other rocks a mullet. Awesome!

Elio, (my father in law) also has a 10 year old son named Steven from wife #2. Steven’s mom is a rotten apple. I want to punch out of her ridiculous shoes (that she can barely walk in) sometimes.

Elio also made 3 children with my mother in law (Eva) who was wife #1. Between both parents, my husband is one of 7 children. The oldest & youngest are over 30 years apart. That means my father in law is a pimp, but also needs a vasectomy. Because if he gets his way, he’d have a few more. But I don’t want to babysit.

Having a big family can be loud, and dramatic, but it’s also like having a small private army. You mess with one of us, you answer to us all! The bible says children are blessings. They are our wealth. We are rich with blessings!

What does this article have to do with sewing machine covers? Nothing. I just wanted to show it off, and tell you about my family.

But, if you like my sewing machine cover, you might like my Sewing Room Reveal!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Christine

    I want one!!!!! Great job Amy!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    • Amy Mayen

      I’ll come by this evening! Thanks for the invite!

  2. clairejustineoxox

    Sorry if message comes though twice ha my internet is playing up,,,,

  3. clairejustineoxox

    Love your sewing machine cover Amy, you did a great job here :) I need one now:) Thanks for joining us at Welcome to the weekend blog hop ….

  4. heidi

    I love the sewing machine cover the colors are great. And it’s so true what you said about large families.

  5. Linda@With A Blast

    This is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

  6. Carolyn Burch

    I really enjoy the way you write :-0 The machine cover is very nice…..but that RED TOOL CADDY really caught my eye….it LOOKS like the white or black one you can get at HL or M’s….WHERE????? did you get it?
    stopping by to visit from Fluster’s Creative Muster Wednesday Linky Party
    Carolyn @

  7. Tanya Anurag

    That is an interesting family story :)

  8. Jann olson

    Fun story about your family. The sewing machine cover is so cute. I just got a fun pattern for one with an appliqued machine on the front. Thinking I might tacckle it sometime. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Robin

    Love the fabric – very cheerful! Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  10. Jess

    This is so cute and something I need to make!! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  11. Cynthia L

    Your post put a smile on my face! Love the haircut part of the story!

    Thanks for linking the sewing cover to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! See you next week!

    Cynthia at

  12. claudia

    this is an awesome cover!! I would love one for my machine :)

    Glad you shared your project with us at Pin-it Mondays!


  13. Bella

    Great cover! Love the combination of fabrics you used.

  14. thisblogisnotforyou

    ahh, this is great! I always cover my machine (‘Marilyn’ btw) with an old piece of leftover fabric and it’s been annoying me forever! I have so many colourful fabric pieces lying around – I’ll definitely have to make one like yours!

  15. MammaNene

    The machine cover looks so fancy (mine is much more practical and not fancy at all, you make desire a new cover…), I’d like to see pics of the girls with weird hairs and their dolls matching outfit… Your family seems to be fun, isn’t it?
    hugs x

    • Amy Mayen

      My family is great! Okay, I’ll show the girls & their awesome haircuts at the end of the month at their birthday party!

  16. k

    Glad you were able to get all that off your chest, lol.

    Anyway your machine cover is awesome!

  17. Petro Neagu

    So cute and practical. Mom would love one, she’s got a sewing machine (do you guys call it this way?) but as far as I can see she’s never thought of this idea.
    I love the last line of your post, you’re a funny lady :)

  18. Buttons

    I have a friend with a family like that, her youngest half sister is the same age as her son! I have some weird family stuff going on on my mom’s side, but not quite like that…we pretty much just call everyone we consider family a cousin or uncle or aunt because it is just too confusing to explain all the weird relationships. It was good fun when my mom was a little buzzed and trying to explain who all the children going crazy in the house were to my dad’s mom though. Oh, families.

    Also your sewing machine cover is super cute. If my machine ever had a place it got to call home I would totally make one!

  19. Nicole

    I love this idea! I will have to try this out!! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! happy weekend , Nicole

  20. Linda

    This is the cutest EVER!

  21. Mel

    If you punch out her shoes please take pics for the blog :P my husband is 35 years younger than his oldest brother but the only child from his fathers 2 marriage, I think it adds interest. I also ave aunties and uncles around the same age, families can be wonderful and some annoying just makes it all net resting. GREAT sewing machine cover :)

  22. Crystelle Boutique

    What a fun cover! You are right: my machine always seems to get quite dusty….
    Love the diverse trims on it! So creative… :)
    You rock!!
    hugs xx

    Crystelle Boutique

  23. The MadMama

    I’m literally laughing out loud right now! Too funny! I hope wife #2 doesn’t read your blog! Heehee.
    I can totally relate though, you can’t always pick your family. That’s why the book Boundaries was written I think. I need to re-read that book at least a couple times a year! :)

  24. Kelley

    Super cute cover! I’ve been thinking of making one for my sewing machine. How fun!

  25. Gina

    Cute machine cover! I really need to make one too; I use the yucky plastic one that came with my machine. Aren’t families fun?! Sounds like never a dull moment in your family!!

  26. Hannah Smith

    Love your sewing machine cover! It is so funky :D xxx

  27. Jennifer Lachman

    I have had a sewing machine cover on my to do list forever. I really need to get around to it since in our small house the only place to store my machine is under the kitchen table.

    I love having a big family as well and the great part is that about half of my extended family lives on the same street as me. I always thought of it as having my own baseball team with plenty of backup players!

  28. Parnuuna Kristiane Thornwood

    My youngest sister is turning 5 this year – so there are a lot of years between us too. :) 27 years to be almost exact. wauw.


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