Instead of making projects with my Silhouette over the weekend, I decided to make something for my Silhouette. Since the machine sits out on my craft table all the time, a dust cover was in order. I could have bought one at my local Joann store, but it took me less time to make one than it would have to drive to the store and back. Honestly, this took less than an hour.
This pattern fits a Silhouette Cameo 3. To make one, you’ll need 5/8 yard of fabric and the pattern for the end pieces (Download the pattern here.).
Print out the pattern at 100% and cut two end pieces. Make sure to reverse the pattern so the pieces face in opposite directions, like this:
From the remaining fabric, cut a piece 23-1/4″ x 18-1/2″.
Pin one short side of the rectangle, right sides facing around the front, top and back.
Stitch the pieces together with a 3/8″ seam. Repeat with the other end piece and the other end of the rectangle.
Clip the seam allowances at the corners to help the seams lay flat.
Turn up the bottom edge 3/4″ and press to mark the hem line. Fold the raw edge of the fabric down to match the fold line, enclosing them inside the hem, and stitch the hem down all the way around.
This was so quick and easy I couldn’t resist making a slightly fancier version. This time I pieced the main rectangle and added a little piping accent.
You could customize this so many ways – piping in the seams, patchwork for the main rectangle, a Silhouette iron-on on your Silhouette cover. I may end up with a different cover for every day of the week before I run out of ideas!