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.

19 comments:

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

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  2. 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. :)

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  3. 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.

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

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

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  6. that is genius. You always have such amazing ideas.

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  7. 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!

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

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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. I commented earlier in the week, but now I'm here to say you've been featured ;o) I've spread the word all over my social media and I would love for you to do the same ;o) Thanks and happy weekend.. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2014/01/seven-spectacular-sewing-tutorials.html

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