With some of my lemon fabric, I decided to make a toaster cover. Thanks for the idea Emily! With the rest I’m thinking I’ll make a table runner and a framed art piece, if I have enough left. Here it is! I really, really like how it turned out.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

If you’d like to make one two, here are some instructions.
First, trace the shape of your toaster. Mine is an oval, yours might be a rectangle.

Toaster Cover Tutorial
 Measure the side of your toaster. Mine is 8″ tall.
Toaster Cover Tutorial
 These are my measurements. I drew the shapes with the measurement on each side. I also measured the circumference on the top, the middle, and the bottom and made sure all my measurements added up to the circumferences. Once you have the measurements, DON’T FORGET TO ADD SEAM ALLOWANCE. I forgot and had big problems. I also cut out the pieces in a solid off-white cotton fabric for the lining.
Toaster Cover Tutorial
Then I cut out the shapes. I also quilted my pieces. I did this by pinning batting to the back of the fabric and sewing straight lines.
Toaster Cover Tutorial
Make sense?
Toaster Cover Tutorial
Once the pieces are quilted then I sewed piping in all the seams. Here’s my tutorial for making and sewing piping. I also sewed piping around the bottom edge. Then I put together the lining without piping.
To sew the lining to the cover, fold the edge of fabric or piping down inside.
Toaster Cover Tutorial

Put the lining inside the cover wrong sides together.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

Fold about 1/2″ of the lining edge down and pin it to the edge of the cover, like this.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

Pin all around. Then sew from the top in the area right between the fabric and the piping. This is called stitching in the ditch.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

This is what it looks like from the top with the piping rolled down. The white stitching is from making the piping the first time.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

When you finishing sewing, this is what the inside will look like.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

Then you’re done! Oh, and because I didn’t add seam allowance to my top, I had to add a pleat to one side. It worked out well because it put space in for the lever on the toaster. Some accidents turn out well.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

 

Toaster Cover Tutorial

Don’t mind the sink in the background.

Toaster Cover Tutorial

 

Toaster Cover Tutorial

 

Toaster Cover Tutorial

 

Toaster Cover Tutorial

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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6 thoughts on “Toaster Cover Tutorial

  1. thank you Heather

    Posted on January 31, 2016 at 3:09 am
  2. How cute! I was wondering, how much fabric did you start out with? I have the same toaster, so I'd be able to steal your measurements, too. 🙂

    Posted on December 9, 2012 at 5:29 am
    1. I started out with half a yard, I think but probably only used half?

      Posted on December 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm
  3. I love your honesty about the seam allowances. Most bloggers have a "perfect everytime" attitude. I think yours is just charming my dear. From one very seasoned sewer…

    Posted on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm
  4. Hey this is too cute! I will try to make one because my toaster is next to the sink and I always worry that is going to get wet when the dishwasher (me) does the dishes. =D

    Posted on October 23, 2010 at 1:15 am
  5. I LOVE it! I am super excited to see how your quiet book turns out 🙂

    Posted on October 22, 2010 at 7:11 pm