What you will need:
- finished kitchenAid block- pattern available here in the 'kitchen classics' pattern set
- finished vintage label block,stamped with "kitchenAid"- pattern available here in the 'kitchen classics' pattern set
- lining fabric: two pieces 14 1/2" X 15" (front and back lining), one piece 7" X 41 3/4"(gusset lining)
- outside fabric for front: two pieces 14 1/2"X 4 3/4", 6 1/2" X 5 1/4", 6 1/2" X 3 3/4"
- outside fabric for back: 14 1/2" X 15"
- outside fabric for gusset: 7" X 30", two pieces 2 3/4" X 1 5/8", 7" X 9"
- binding fabric: 43" X 3 1/2"
The basic construction of this cover consist of two panels, one front and one back, and then a gusset strip down the middle. I've put my KitchenAid block on the left side because of where my KitchenAid sits on my counter, but you could easily change it to the right side if that suits you better. Also I've placed the label on the end of gusset so that you can see it as it sits on the counter.
My KitchenAid is the professional model, so the measurements are for that model. The measurements I took for it are as follows: 4.5" wide at the top, 10" wide at the base, 16.5" tall, and 12.5" from front to back. If you have one of the smaller models, you may need to make adjustments to your pattern pieces to reduce them slightly so it fits better. My cover fits so it is about 1/2" off the counter along the bottom edge.
All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise stated.
Sew lining together:
1. Pin the long side of the lining gusset to one of the 14 1/2" edges of the lining front panel, placing your last pin 1/4" from the end of the front panel.
2. Sew together, stopping at the last pin and back stitch.
3. Turn the corner with the gusset by folding the gusset and pinning.
4. Pin the gusset along the 15" edge placing your last pin 1/4" from the end. Start sewing at the first pin, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end pins.
5. Repeat step 3 and then sew the last part of the gusset to the panel making sure to backstitch at the beginning.
Sew the outside front outside panel together:
Using this diagram, sew section A to the kitchenAid block, then section C to that. Then sew sections C and D to the sides of the center section to make your front outside panel.
Sew the outside gusset together:
Using this diagram, sew sections E and F to the sides of the vintage label block, then section G to the top of this and section H to the bottom.
Sew the outside cover together:
Use steps 1-5 for the lining, to sew the outside cover together. Then place the wrong sides of the outside cover and the lining together, lining up the seams.
Bind your bottom raw edge:
There are several tutorials out there for binding, so I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here. A lovely tutorial I've used often is this one. The only change I've made is I've made it wider, and I sewed the entire thing down by machine.
Your KitchenAid cover is complete!