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Free Appliance Cover Patterns & Tutorials

Posted By Tipnut On April 5, 2011 @ 2:30 am In Sewing | 6 Comments

Keep your kitchen appliances dust-free with these cozies, they’re fairly simple to make with most of the tutorials showing how to customize the fit. I’ve sorted them into separate groups (toaster/toaster ovens, KitchenAid/mixers and assorted). If you’re looking for something that’s not on this list, keep in mind that these can be made for similar shaped items by using the measuring and fitting directions as a guide.



Finished Edges [1]: Shows you how to measure the mixer then use muslin to make the pattern pieces. Edges finished with double fold bias tape.

Reversible [2]: This is similar in design than the one above but it’s reversible and lined with batting. Basic instructions provided, includes a pdf download.





Jelly Roll Stripes [3]: Made with a jelly roll and coordinating pieces of fabric (for backing, sides, binding) and batting.

For Stand Mixer [4]: Includes templates to download but you can adjust if needed. This is lined with fabric and stiffened with interfacing. Features a nice patchwork border along the bottom.





For Mixers [5]: Made with quilted fabric and features an outer pocket to hold gadgets. Machine embroidery design available (.pes files).



Cozy [6]: Features a calico lining, the outer piece made with two contrasting fabrics. Embellish with needlework, appliques, ric rac or whatever else you like.

Reversible [7]: Made with two different fabrics, flannel for the inner layer and edges finished with bias trim. Shows you how to measure for a custom fitted cozy.





Quilted [8]: This one’s a little different than the others and is made with cotton fabric and quilt batting, seams finished with piping. Includes directions for measuring.

For Toaster Oven [9]: Nice! Features a decorative fabric & stitchery circle insert and includes directions for measurements and cutting pieces. Bottom edge finished with contrasting fabric.



A new section I’m starting, more are on the way.



For French Press [10]: (knit) Lovely windowpane design worked in three different colors and made to fit a 9″ x 12″ pot.

Scrap Buster [11]: Insulated and washable, ideal for using up assorted fabric scraps.



Here’s a vintage sweetie from my personal collection. If you’re new to smocking, you’ll find basic directions below as well as a more detailed tutorial on this page [12].


(For both Toaster & Tea-Cosy)

  • 1 1/4 yards of 36″ gingham with 1″ checks in color desired.

For Mixer:

  • 1 3/8 yards of 36″ gingham with 1″ checks in color desired.
  • Heavy Duty Thread (such as button-hole twist) for smocking.
  • Bone or Plastic Ring.

General Smocking Directions:

Smocking is worked on wrong side of fabric in Vertical Rows.

Starting at left-hand corner (see diagram at bottom of page), take small stitches — bring A to B and fasten securely (Figs. 1, 2 and 3).

Keeping fabric flat between A and C, take small stitch at C and fasten; bring C to D and fasten securely again (Figs. 4, 5 and 6).

Continue in this manner down entire row.

Repeat for Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Cutting Directions:

Toaster: Cut gingham to measure 20″ across and 45″ long.

Tea-Cosy: Cut gingham to measure 16″ across and 38″ long.

Mixer: Cut gingham to measure 20″ across and 48″ long.




  • Begin smocking on Row 1 — approximately 2 blocks in from selvedge. Work smocking for 5 rows as given under the Smocking Directions.
  • Right sides together, make 1/2″ seam for back as shown, matching blocks.
  • Make pleats at top end, pinning in one direction. Draw pleats in as tightly as possible and fasten together securely. Stitch bone ring in place on top as shown in picture.


  • Begin smocking about 2 blocks in from selvedge edge. Smock 4 rows as given under Smocking Directions.
  • Follow directions for finishing as given under Toaster Cover.


  • Follow directions as given under Toaster Cover.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Finished Edges: http://amatricis.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/kitchenaid-mixer-cover-tutorial/

[2] Reversible: http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2010/11/mini-tutorial-how-to-make-kitchenaid.html

[3] Jelly Roll Stripes: http://mariaelkins.com/index.php/2011/12/tutorial-kitchenaid-cover/

[4] For Stand Mixer: http://createdblissfully.blogspot.ca/2011/03/yes-thats-right-finally-i-have-this-up.html

[5] For Mixers: http://www.juliasneedledesigns.com/MIXER%20COVER.htm

[6] Cozy: http://www.myhomemadehappy.com/tutorial-how-to-make-a-toaster-cover/

[7] Reversible: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2008/09/sewing-for-the-home-reversible-appliance-covers/

[8] Quilted: http://www.feathersflights.com/2010/10/toaster-cover.html

[9] For Toaster Oven: http://pennyshands.blogspot.com/2010/05/oven-toaster-cover-for-my-sister.html

[10] For French Press: http://www.knitculture.com/our-blog/free-pattern-windowpane-french-press-cozy/

[11] Scrap Buster: http://stumblesandstitches.blogspot.ca/2012/04/tutorial-french-press-cozy.html

[12] on this page: http://tipnut.com/smocking/

[13] Image: http://tipnut.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/456454.jpg

[14] Image: http://tipnut.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tityt.jpg

[15] Image: http://tipnut.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/oyu6.jpg

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