Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mixer Cover

Check this off both my Handmade Christmas list AND my Winter Sewing Goals list!  I finally (FINALLY) made a cover for my brother's mixer.  He asked for one ages ago and I kind of procrastinated because circles are not always my friend.  Anyway, here it is Christmas so it was time to get a move on.  What do you think?


I just love this line from Monaluna.  I just hope its not too girly.  His kitchen is light yellow and his pantry red and white.  I looked all over for red and white fabric that I liked, but I continually returned to this Monaluna goodness.  Oh, just go with the inspiration that is moving you....  This will still be OK in a red and white pantry, I think.


Now, I wanted a fabric with retro mixers or cupcakes all over it, but he wanted me to tone it down.  Anyway, Monaluna also has this fab woodland print that I love.  He's a big hiker, so this seemed just perfect!  But it was EXACTLY what he asked me not to do.  So, it's the lining now and the entire thing is reversable.  I hope he flips it every now and then to get a little show of this fabric too.

Here's hoping he likes it :)

If you want to make one of your own, I used this tutorial as a guide and then kind of made it up as I went along.

16 comments:

Pat said...

Really cute! I'm sure you bother will love it!

Fiona said...

It's fantastic! I don't even have a mixer but I want a cover just like that x

Toni said...

So great!! I'm sure he'll love it! I really need to make a mixer cover for myself, so I may try this next year. But I think I would have to go with the retro kitchen stuff or something fun like that!

Sarah said...

Looks lovely!

Patchwork and Play said...

He WILL love it! And if he is even a teeny bit doubtful, suggest one of your blogging friends will have it for a sewing machine cover!! It's wonderful!

Elisa Black said...

I love your mixer cover for your brother! And I love that you made it reversible!! thank you for posting this b/c as soon as all the holiday gift making is over, I wanted to treat myself to making a patchwork mixer cover with some whimsical chicken fabric that I have (with coordinating eggs and chicken wire and B & W checkerboard)-- I was going to use a variation on a sewing machine cover tute, but your link will be so much better (esp. since it sits out on our counter all the time). I think he will be very pleased!!

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

Oh Cindy! It is super cute. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. My mixer really needs a cover.

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for double list ticks, and hope your brother gets over his aversion to 'girly' fabric to let those bears out for a bit :oD

Lynne said...

Very cute. Reversible is such a good idea.

pippablue said...

How could he not love it, it's fantastic! Well done!

Have a great Christmas!!!!

Nicky said...

It sure looks great! Both sides !

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Very very cute! Now, I just need a mixer so I can make me a cover!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So great! Love that it's reversible! The fabrics are great :)

Flying Blind... said...

It looks brilliant - is it me, or do Americans like to cover all their appliances? - I have seen numerous toaster covers - I don't understand!!

Mind you - all my appliances are still in boxes in a cupboard, so I can't talk! xxx

Judith, Belfast said...

Great idea! Love the fabrics! I'm sure your bro will love it. Jxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow, it looks great!

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