I like having covers on my machines. The last thing I need is dust getting up in there and messing things up. The dust cover for my CAMEO has been great, but sadly there isn’t a dust cover for Silhouette Curio yet. My poor Curio needed a cover so I grabbed some pretty fabric and made one.
Lucky for us, Curio’s simple shape makes cutting and sewing a dust cover oh so easy. Even if you’re a novice when it comes to sewing, I have no doubt you’ll be able to make a cover for your Curio too.
You’ll need 2/3 yard of fabric for the dust cover. Begin by cutting a 31″ x 20 1/2″ rectangle. From each corner you’re going to cut out a square that is 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.
Take one of the cut corners. With the right sides of the fabric facing each other, place the two edges (from the inside of the square) together. Sew it together using a 1/4″ seam to create one of the cover’s corners. Repeat this with the other three corners. If you have pinking shears now is a good time to trim those seams.
The Curio dust cover should be taking shape by now. We just need to finish off the bottom hem of the cover.
Fold in the the fabric 1″ and iron it.
Now fold it over again and iron once more.
Sew around the hem to create the topstitch. I added a second decorative row of stitching, but it’s not necessary. My stitches were about 5/8″ and 7/8″ from the edge of the fabric.
See! Didn’t I promise you it was easy?
Now Silhouette Curio is all dressed up! The cover keeps all the dust out while Curio is not in use, and it can be easily folded and tucked away while you’re crafting.
If you have any questions or if anything is unclear, please don’t hesitate to ask!