Hello everyone!! I’m excited to finally show you this cover that I made for our KitchenAid.First off, though, I bet you’re wondering why this post is called ‘Something Blue’ when the cover is obviously NOT blue! Well, there’s 2 reasons for the post title:
#1 I added a lining to the inside of the cover to make it a bit sturdier. The color of the lining is, can you guess?, blue! 🙂
#2 I am participating in a blog challenge going on right now with a bunch of bloggers. I found out about it from Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog, my new favorite blog to visit. For the next 16 weeks they are having a weekly theme and on Sundays a link party to link up your projects. This first week is the theme of Something Blue. I love the project that Abby made! SO. ADORBS. 🙂 I have a lot of fun projects planned in the upcoming weeks and for the rest of the year. I am really getting excited to show you them all and I hope I can keep up with all my plans!
Anyway, onto the cover I made… I found the link for it on pinterest, here. I really liked the cover she made, but she didn’t have a tutorial on how she did hers specifically so I just used the link to the About.com tutorial she gave. It was pretty simple and straight forward.
Our kitchen colors are red and a beige-ish green color. It’s a funny green color, depending on the time of day and lighting sometimes it looks more green, sometimes it looks more beige, sometimes it looks like a pukey greenish beige. It’s kind of starting to get on my nerves. I have been wanting to repaint the kitchen for a few months now, but I just don’t have the patience, let alone time to paint so I’ve given up on it. I really like the red, though, so at least I don’t hate the whole kitchen color scheme! 🙂 We bought the house like this and just haven’t changed it.
So, without more rambling, here’s the cover I made:
Here it is looking pretty on the clean counter, which definitely does NOT look like that right now! haha. My kitchen is a hard room to keep clean. My sister in law made me the utensil holders about 10 years ago when my hubs and I were first married. I’ve been thinking I should change them to match my kitchen now, but I kind of like the blue with the red.
Here’s a side view. I wanted to use silver piping, but couldn’t find any so I just made my own. I bought white piping at JoAnn’s and then a silvery sparkly swim suit material to cover the piping. It was kind of a mundane process, but I got it done and I love the way it turned out! 🙂
And her’s the something blue for the challenge. For the inside liner I used a blue fabric. The pattern doesn’t call for an inside liner, but the outside fabric I used wasn’t very heavy so I wanted to make the cover more durable. I knew I wouldn’t use that side so I didn’t put piping on it. I put quilt batting in between the two layers to make it stiffer as well.
Sewing them all together proved to be a little bit trickier than I thought. I had to pull out a LOT of stitches by the time I was all done, but I finally got it done and we have been able to enjoy a dust free KitchenAid for about 2 months now. Yay!!
I’m sorry I haven’t been around much this week. I had hoped to post pictures of our new chore routine, but I haven’t finished it completely yet. I will be back with that on Monday though!
I hope you have a Wonderful Weekend! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
3 thoughts on “Something Blue ~ KitchenAid Cover”
I really really really want a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas this year. Now I need a cover, too?!? 🙂 This is super cute, and I like how you can customize it to your own kitchen!
very cute. Love that red!
Friend! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out! You are the best! And now I bow down to you, the goddess of sewing. Amazing! It turned out so beautifully, and I really do love it with the blue liner. Thank you so much for linking up at “Get Your DIY On”! I hope to see you Sunday with your fall wreath! Have a wonderful weekend!