November 27, 2012

Kenwood Major cover tutorial

Welcome fellow hustlers (and old followers)! How are you coming along with your to-do lists? I know I'm behind... And as of today we are 2/3 of the way there. Yikes!

Kelsey Sews

One of the items on my list is a cover for a Kenwood Major stand mixer for my sister-in-law. I have one of these too. If we had pretty KitchenAid mixers we probably wouldn't want to cover them up. But these are more utilitarian and less pretty.

Now, my sister-in-law was quite specific about how she wanted it and it wasn't quilty! What?!? Not everyone wants their house quiltified? Nope! She wanted it plain and linen. Well, I guess I can oblige...

So here's what I came up with and below I'll share with you how I made it.

Main fabric, lining fabric and interlining (or fusible fleece) - 2 end pieces 10.5" x 14.25" and 1 body piece 17" x 37" of each.
Ribbon - 4 pieces approximately 15" each

All seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
  1. Make template for curving top corners of end pieces. I started curving about 4" down from the top and ended the curve about 3" in from the side. Cut both top corners off all end pieces.
  2. Mixer-cover-step1

  3. Baste the interlining fabric (or fuse the fleece) to the back side of the main fabric 1/8" from the edge. The linen I was working with was difficult, so I cut the interlining to size and basted it to the linen before cutting it.
  4. Mixer-cover-step2

  5. Attach the ribbon pieces about 6.5" up from bottom of end pieces and secure ends so they stay away from the seams.
  6. Mixer-cover-step3

  7. With right sides together line up the end of one long side of the body piece with one side of an end piece. Backstitch at beginning. Backstitch over ribbon ends when you get to them. When you get to the curved part make sure your needle stops in the down position and carefully curve the straight edge of the body piece along the end piece, stopping to readjust the fabric as needed.
  8. Mixer-cover-step4


  9. At the end the body piece should be too long. Don't worry about this. Backstitch to secure end of seam.
  10. Mixer-cover-step5

  11. Cut off excess fabric from the body piece. Press seams toward body piece.
  12. Mixer-cover-step6

  13. Repeat step 4 with other end piece of the main fabric. The body piece should be the right length now.
  14. Repeat step 4-7 with the lining fabric pieces. Press seams toward end pieces.
  15. With right sides together pin main and lining pieces together along the bottom edge. Sew around the edge leaving a 4-5" opening for turning. (Optional: assemble with wrong sides facing and close up by binding the bottom edge.)
  16. Mixer-cover-step8-1


  17. Turn right side out, press and topstitch along bottom edge (this will also close the opening used for turning) 1/8" and 3/8" from bottom edge.
  18. Mixer-cover-step9-1


  19. Press and put to use!


There, one Christmas gift crossed of the list. So many more to go...

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Thanks for this great tutorial - at some point I want to make a cover for my sewing machine and I think this will do the job beautifully.

  2. Awesome tutorial!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  3. Great tutorial! I am behind on my list, too! I guess I better get back to sewing.

  4. How great to add a tutorial in here! Nice job!

  5. Great tutorial and thanks for sharing!

  6. Great tutorial. I have a Kenwood too which is so useful. I might make a cover for it one day....

  7. You did a great job Marit! It must have been so tempting to sneak in a little quilting! You showed great restraint!

  8. What a clever design and an excellent tutorial!

  9. Great tutorial! I have the kitchen aid so happy to have it on display but they may be other things to cover - all related to baby food...


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