KitchenAid mixer cover

This week was my sweet mother's birthday.   I think I've mentioned it before, but my mom is a pretty incredible person.  Not only did she birth and raise eight uniquely challenging (not to mention charming and attractive) kids, the woman can make anything!  Like, for example, before Oscar was born I asked mom if she could make him a moses basket to sleep in.  She says, "hmm ... I've never made one, but let me see what I can come up with," and then proceeded to send me one so beautiful it made me want to cry.  She also bakes a mean cheesecake.

So for her birthday the gang all pitched in and we bought her a KitchenAid mixer (swoon).  I made her this little cover to go with it:

 
I was really nervous to sew a cover, because I don't have a kitchenaid and that makes measurements tricky.  So I put my trust in the internet and luckily, everything worked out.  I used this tutorial on About.com to make the cover, and it fits her 5 quart Artisan mixer very well (phew!)

 
Two changes I made to the tutorial were I added a full lining and the pocket on the side.  It was so easy!  If all my small appliances weren't hidden away in cupboards, I'd make a little cover for each of them.

33 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

THIS is awesome! SO have to make one of these :)xx

Lynette said...

I love it!!! You did a fabulous job!! I love that fabric too...what is it?

...Erin Woodward... said...

Very cool! I love the fabric too. What a nice gift for your mother!

Meg said...

Beautiful, mi amiga. Your madre is so very deserving of a Kitchen Aide! I can almost taste that outrageous cheesecake as I type. Yum City.

Christensen365 said...

Simply gorgeous. I now have a new project to do. If only I could find such gorgeous fabric to match my kitchen. Where do you shop for fabric?

The Robinsons said...

LOVE it. Thanks (once again) for the inspiration!

Lettie said...

So smart! My mother-in-law asked for one of these for christmas and I didn't eventhink about MAKING one! She gave me a Kitchenaid a year ago, but our kitchen is so tiny that I have to keep the mixer inteh basement (which means I rarely use it) but *someday* when we get a bigger house I will have to make myself a cover. This is a post to str in my reader for sure. Thanks!
(And your mom sounds like my mom - sets the bar kind of high, huh? in a good way!)

oatsebear411 said...

I seriously love this, however, I dont think I could ever use one. I bet its great to cover and keep dust away, but I LOVVVVEEEE my apple green mixer and there is no way im going to hide it! But perhaps if I change the colors in my kitchen and apple green doesnt match anymore....I will make a cover!

Amanda

Jo said...

that is awesome! and yes, please share what fabric that is...i love it!

Melanie said...

cute! I like the piping you have goin' on there. And great fabric choise- I hope she likes it so much it makes her want to cry :)

The Gosfam said...

Great Job!! Can I put in an order for one: ?

Lizzy said...

I really like it, well done! Did you get my email?

Sarah Burrell said...

Love it! I've been wanting to make one of these for my own kitchen aid and now you've been my inspiration to get it done!

seemommysew said...

That is adorable!

Erica said...

Hi! Love your blog and I love that cover! The colors are awesome! So pretty! Wish I could sew! :)

Jane said...

This is just what I need for my mom. She requested a mixer cover. Thanks for sharing the link to that tutorial. I feel better about using it seeing your wonderful results.

Anonymous said...

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Erica from Sweden.

badsparklythings said...

Excellent idea - lovely cover. Lucky mother, what a fab birthday gift!

Really nice blog too, by the way!

Melanie said...

Great idea!! I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer and it gets soooo dusty! This would be perfect!

Jenny said...

That lo oks so fantastic. It makes me wish I had a KitchenAid (or a Bosch) to cover up! You are so talented.

Sandee said...

ok so your mixer cover totally blows mine outta the water!!! but then again so do most of your projects lol...

maddmomma said...

The cover is perfect! Love it, and it looks great on the counter. Big batch of chocolate cookies are on the menu! Thanks again, sweetie! Love you!

Miz Dinah said...

Oh, another awesome invention! I need one for my new KitchenAid mixer. I might have to break down and actually make one. :)

BTW I have nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award. You never cease to amaze me. http://mizdinah.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-award-goes-to.html

Jennifer DeDonato said...

That is super cute...I need something like this!

Danielle said...

Beautiful! You make piping look so easy! I'm jealous!

SGiles said...

LOVE!!!! I always have to take a few minutes before I bake to clean the dust off my mixer! Either I need to bake more or make one of these cool covers!!!

By the way, I left a little something for you over on my blog... http://nanasbuttonjar.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I just made this for a friend of mine for her birthday and it turned out SO CUTE! Thanks for the great idea!!

myheart4him said...

I've been wanting to make a cover for my kitchen aid - thanks for the inspiration and link.
Shannon

k8 said...

Thanks for this idea! I made one today -- so fun and pretty darn easy! Here's my pic: www.k8robertson.blogspot.com I love all of your craft ideas and can't wait to see what you come up with with a sweet baby girl on the way!! Happy crafting, k8

Sofia said...

I made it too!!! Thanks for idea and links. Here is a photo of my KitchenAid Mixer Cover!!

http://walker325.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-kitchenaid-mixer-cover.html

Xochilt said...

Hi! I love the idea of making my own cover, but I have the Stand one not the artasion Kitchen Aid Mixer...I wonder if this cover will work with it as well... The stand one is pretty taller than the artasian....

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the directions for the Kithen Aid mixer cover? I would like to make one for our daughter.

Kitchenaid Blender said...

I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer and it gets soooo dusty! ... 2kitchenaidblender.blogspot.com