How to Make a Printer Cover

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Things You'll Need

  • Fabrics

  • Sewing Machine

  • Straight Pins

  • Threads

  • Scissors

  • Newspaper

Make a Printer Cover

How to Make a Printer Cover. Dust and cat hair aren't good for printers - but why settle for generic plastic when you can have cowboys or flowers or polka dots instead?

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Making the Cover

Step 1

Measure your printer: height (top of printer to desk), depth (back to front) and width (side to side).

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Step 2

Add 5/8 inch to all sides of all pieces for seam and narrow-hem allowance.

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Step 3

Make a pattern from newspaper: Draw each piece using the measurements you've taken and cut it out; you'll use it to cut out the fabric. You should have five pieces: one top and four sides.

Step 4

Use the pattern pieces to calculate how much fabric you will need; get it; and preshrink it if necessary.

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Step 5

Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out your cover.

Step 6

Pin the four sides to the top, right sides together, and sew.

Step 7

Bring the sides together, right sides together, and sew (with each seam, your amorphous mass of fabric will begin to assume the shape of a cube).

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Step 8

Narrow hem the bottom edge.

Narrow Hemming

Step 1

Turn over 1/4 inch and press.

Step 2

Turn over another 1/4 inch and press again.

Step 3

Machine stitch.

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