This week I shared with you several gift ideas that are sew easy to make, there’s still enough time to make the Simple Essentials Traveler’s Tote for the person on your list who travels often.
During the holiday season, baking is on almost every family’s to-do list. The very popular stand style mixers get a workout. At other times of the year they also sit idle.
A stand mixer cover is a great gift for bakers (and cooks) and those that love their kitchen gadgets. Check out my KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus below, I love it almost as much as I love Christmas cookies and love it enough to take good care of it.
Stand Style Mixer Cover
Note: You may wish to measure your own individual stand mixer to get your specific measurements and make adjustments to the ones given here as individual models vary in size- this is based on a KitchenAid Professional 5 series.
- 2 each: 16½″ tall x 15” wide main fabric, lining and Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 batting (front and back of cover); Northcott Mel’s Diner fabric was used for this sample
- 53” x 11½″ piece of coordinating fabric, lining and batting for side piece
- approximately 100” length of 2½″ width strip of bias fabric for binding around curved top, front and back; Northcott ColorWorks solid turquoise fabric was used for this sample
- 1 straight of grain strip 2½″ x width of fabric for bottom binding
- circle template or a large glass tumbler (to mark and curve top corners)
- Heirloom Wash Out Blue Marker
- Layer 2 main fabric front and back right sides facing out, batting and lining in a sandwich together and pin or spray baste, quilt as desired.
- Layer the 52″ x 11½″ coordinating side fabric, batting and lining together in a quilt sandwich, baste and quilt as desired.
- Mark the top corners of main fabrics front and back with an Heirloom Wash Out Marker to round them using a circle template or large glass tumbler, cut out the arc. See photo below:
- Sew the coordinating side fabric piece wrong side against the wrong side of the front piece and sew (lining sides together). Trim any excess fabric at the end of sewing.
- Sew the back piece to the coordinating fabric side piece wrong sides together (lining sides together), make sure to line up all edges and pin.
- Sew bias binding to the front and back seams as you would a quilt. Sew by machine, roll the binding over the seam and hand stitch to secure.
- Sew straight of grain binding to the bottom edge of cover.
Admire your efforts! The baker in your life will love this custom made stand mixer cover!
I hope you enjoyed this week of projects designed to make your holiday sewing sew much easier. I certainly enjoyed sharing with you how to make the microwave mitts and ornament pot holder, felt coasters and felt Christmas tree, the holiday countdown mini stockings, the simple essentials travel tote and the stand mixer cover. More importantly, I hope these are ideas that help you to feel inspired to make for those on your Christmas list.
Please feel free to share with us your “sew” easy holiday projects and comment below. Enjoy the Holidays!
This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting
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