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.
Reversible: This is similar in design than the one above but it’s reversible and lined with batting. Basic instructions provided, includes a pdf download.
For Stand Mixer: 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.
Reversible: 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.
For Toaster Oven: 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.
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.
(For both Toaster & Tea-Cosy)
- 1 1/4 yards of 36″ gingham with 1″ checks in color desired.
- 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.
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.