My mom requested a toaster cover for her four-piece toaster… the big square-ish ones. She lives with my aunt who likes to cover theirs as the cat gets on the counter and she doesn’t want cat hair in it. Their kitchen is roaster-themed so she picked out this cute rooster fabric at the store, we used a coupon, and I coordinated it with this soft inner fabric that I’d gotten cheap at a local fabric yard sale. Love the two together. LOVE.
Instructions to Sew
For the toaster cover, I’m posting a link to my video tutorial below. She wrote down that her toaster is 9.1 x 12 x 12″… I added 1″ to each to account for the seam allowance. Keep in mind that if your toaster isn’t the same size that you’ll need to adjust the sizes of your fabric.
Cut out the following:
- 4 Pieces Inner Fabric and 4 of Outer Fabric: 13″ wide x 10″ tall
- 1 Piece of Inner and 1 Piece of Outer Fabric: 13″ x 13″
Apologies if my videos are somewhat discombobulated. I often video and sew while my kids play quietly in the playroom beside me, but “quiet” is relative when you’ve got two boys.
Note: Someone mentioned in comments that these can be a fire hazard if you leave your toaster plugged in. ALWAYS unplug your toaster and let it cool before using this.
|Flipped upside down- this is the inside.|
Coordinating Table Runner
Seeing I had a little extra fabric (I think I started with 1 yard), I decided to whip her up a couple coordinating items to go with the cover. I used a few cuts of the rooster fabric to piece together with the inner red fabric… I backed it with more of the red fabric… and I made a long table runner. I also took the last remaining scrap of the rooster fabric, backed it with red fabric, and made a small square. She has a small round kitchen table that I think this would work well for so that she can put a vase or other decorative item on top of it.