Keeping it Simple: Easy Kitchen Aid Bowl Cover Sewing Tutorial

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Easy Kitchen Aid Bowl Cover Sewing Tutorial



This Christmas I got a Kitchen Aid!!  I actually bought it for myself before Christmas (anyone else buy their own gifts?).  I got really a good deal on it and have already put it to good use.  I love being able to store the attachments in the bowl but I worry about them and bowl getting dirty.  Either from dust or bugs or little kids always touching them.  So I decided that I needed to put a cover on it.  It's fun to add a little color to it too, the white was a little to plain for me :).  (I will have a tutorial on the subway art next week.)
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This is how I made it:
I took some fabric and cut it into a square.  I measured the diameter of the bowl and it was 9" so I added 3" inches for allow the fabric to go over the bowl.  I cut the fabric to 12x12 inches.
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I folded the fabric in half and then half again.  Then I marked the fabric so I can cut the fabric.  In the picture I measured 7.5" but it was too big.  So I ended up making a mark at 6".  I measured from the right corner and marked 6" at all different angles.  
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I then cut the fabric along the dots to make a circle.
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I ironed down the sides of the circle (I also got rid of the wrinkles).  
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I then sewed the 1/4 " elastic onto the circle.  Using a straight stitch I set it to the longest stitch setting.  Then I pulled the elastic tight and sewed it on when it was tight. Once it's sewed on, it will unstretch and gather the fabric.  
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Here it is all sewed on.  
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Then I put it onto the bowl.  It fits perfectly (phew!).  
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And that's it!  It was super easy to make and I love how it looks.  
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I would love it if you followed along.

20 comments:

Stephanie Thomas said...

I love the idea of a cover just for the bowl! I need to pull out my material again!

Alex said...

I love what you've done to your kitchen aid and the bowl cover is genius! I can just see finding cars or other toys in mine if I had one. :)

Britni Vigil said...

What a fantastic idea. I think I might be one of the only people who doesn't have a Kitchen Aid and my mixer has a cover but love this idea anyway.

Emily Thompson said...

that is so cute and looks pretty simple to make too! Pinning! Emily

Britni Vigil said...

By the way, where did you get that cute chevron fabric? Love it!

Whit said...

that is genius. You always have such amazing ideas.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

IO love how simple this is!

Natalie said...

good idea! So clever!

Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration said...

Kaysi, I LOVE this and totally adore how you have your mixer decorated. I totally need to make one of these - thank you so much for sharing. Pinned! Have a happy Tuesday and a wonderful week!

Pam from Over the Big Moon said...

Such a great idea and seriously so cute- your Kitchen Aid is beyond adorable!

Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads said...

This cover is adorable! What a great idea! Pinning!

Becky said...

What a wonderful idea! I use my kitchen aid pretty often but sometimes if I don't it can get a little dusty inside.

Debra Hawkins said...

How darling is this? I don't have a Kitchen Aid, I have an older mixer that is the one my mom had when she got married....oh 35 years ago or so. I kind of love it. You have the cutest mixer I have ever seen.

Sarah M Schultz said...

Love this. It really is one of those, "why didn't I think of this?" moments. thanks for sharing.

Joanna Sormunen said...

This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing. And I give myself gifts for Christmas also. And for Birthday. That way I'll get what I want. Besides my son is too young to buy me any gifts. So, it's all up to me, lol

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is an awesome idea. I love how it turned out. It would make such a great gift.

Camila Rojas said...

This is a great idea! I'm pinning this so I can keep it in mind when I get my hands on my mother in law Kitchen Aid LOL. Pinning! XOXO

Lynnee said...

So clever! I always have to rinse out the bowl from random crumbs/dust - but this would solve that problem! I pinned it to my kitchenaid mixer love Pinterest board

Emily Thompson said...

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MJ said...

I love this! I so need to make one of these :) Thank you for sharing!