Kitchenaid Mixer Bowl Cover. Sew a cover for your Kitchenaid mixer bowl to keep out dust and crumbs. Your mixer will always be ready to use!

I am excited to be participating in Laura Bray’s Fork It Over Blog Hop. She selected bloggers to make a project with her new fabric she designed. You can find the Fork It Over fabric at Spoonflower. A big thank you to Laura for sending me a fat quarter of her super cute fabric to create with.

Kitchenaid Mixer Bowl Cover

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I had so many ideas for what to do with this fabric. I thought it would be cute to embellish a kitchen towel with a strip of the fabric, or even make a sweet apron with it. Ultimately, I settled on creating a cover for my KitchenAid mixer bowl.

I love my KitchenAid mixer bowl. For those of you who have one can attest to, they are a little bit bulky and fairly heavy. My cabinets in my kitchen are not very big. The only place I can store my mixer out of site is in a cabinet above my head, and that just isn’t safe! So it sits out on my counter all the time. And because it sits out all the time, the inside of the bowl can get dusty and food crumbs can fall into it between uses. I don’t like having to wash out the bowl every time! A fat quarter is a perfect size to make a KitchenAid mixer bowl cover for yourself.

KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Cover

Supplies needed:

Cut Fabric

First, you will measure out how big you need your circle to be. Place your bowl, top side down onto the wrong side of your fabric. Using a compass, set the distance between the point and the pencil to be about 2 inches. Using the point of the compass as a guide, trace around the outside edge of your bowl.

Use a compass to fabric circle

Note: Since your bowl may be slightly different than the one I have, I am sharing general directions on how to get a good measurement for your particular bowl.

Cut out your circle of fabric.

Cut out circle for mixer bowl cover

Create Curved Hem

I found a helpful hint for hemming a curve of fabric at By Hand London. The method I chose to create my hem was the first one listed. Since my elastic was 1/4″ wide, I wanted a hem that ended up being 3/8″ wide. It is only slightly bigger than the elastic. Start by sewing a straight stitch around the entire circle at 3/8″. Using the stitches as your guide, turn in your hem and iron.

Using stitched edge as a guide - press hem in

Repeat this step again, this time using the ironed edge as your guide to help turn the fabric in for the second time. I would recommend pinning as you go to keep everything in place. You may have to gather your fabric a little along the back since you have curved edges.

Fold hem in a second time and press with iron and pin

Sew Hem

Sew as close to the folded edge as possible. Be sure to leave an inch or two open at the end to be able to insert your elastic.

Sew around the edge of the fabric close to the folded hem edge

Add Elastic

Using the top edge of your bowl as a guide, measure how much elastic you will need. I stretched the elastic around the top edge and cut it. You want the elastic to be pretty tight around the bowl.

To add your elastic, start by taking a safety pin and pinning it to one end of your elastic. Slide the safety pin through your opening in your fabric hem. It is much easier to pull the safety pin around the inside of the hem than the thin elastic.

Use a safety pin to thread elastic through hemmed edge

Once you get around to the other side, you will use your sewing machine to attach the two ends of the elastic together. You can use a straight stitch or a zig-zag stitch for this.

Thread elastic through the hemmed edge of the fabric

Stitch edges of elastic together

Then, finish off the opening of your seam by sewing it closed. Your KitchenAid mixer bowl cover is ready to keep your bowl nice and clean!

Kitchenaid Mixer Bowl Cover - Laura's Crafty Life

Be sure to stop by Laura’s blog to see all the rest of the projects using her fun new fabric! Fork It Over Blog Hop

Fork It Over fabric on Spoonflower


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22 Comments on KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Cover

  1. Oh my goodness! I LOVE my KitchenAid Mixer and I love my fabric, so this was the perfect project. You are the BEST. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  2. This is a genius idea, I love this, the same thing happens to me all the time.

    Laura is a old friend of mine, what a lovely way to sue her design. x

    • I am a self-taught sewist. I am never sure if I am really doing things the “right” way, but I figure if it gets the job done and doesn’t come apart then I am good to go! Have a wonderful week!

  3. I’m impressed! I don’t know if I could manage this, but it came out cute and it’s a great idea…my KitchenAid mixer sits out all the time and it’s the exact same color as the fabric.

    • I am not the best at sewing. The trickiest part is turning down the hem around the circle. But it doesn’t have to be perfect! You could also cut a large circle from felt or another material that doesn’t need to be hemmed, cut some slits around the edges and thread a ribbon through. Then, just cinch and tie on a bow! Have a wonderful week.

      • That is a great idea for someone on a budget or who doesn’t want to sew! I wanted something pretty that would match the rest of my kitchen decor since it is on my counter all the time.
        xo,
        Laura

  4. Does the silver piece that holds the attachments to the mixer just kind of push the cover down a little bit?

  5. I just love this idea. I hated having that great big cover over my mixer so really wanted to try this. After making one that didn’t fit (my mistake) I did notice that the post that holds the attachments on my mixer seems to extend down farther than yours. Is that going to be a problem?

    • I think if you make your cover a little bit bigger then you should be okay. Mine only comes down just below the rim of the bowl, but if you make yours to extend about an inch or two below the edge of the bowl, I think that will allow your post to push down on the cover without snapping it off. I hope that helps! I would love to see a picture of your finished cover.
      xo,
      Laura

  6. Thank you for this! I need to make one for my mixer. I hate having to wash the bowl after I use it and then again before I use it.

    p.s. I think someone is using one of your photos on their etsy listing

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