Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY Cylon Toaster Cover

Even though my first attempt didn't quite make it, I was determined to see this toaster cover thing through.
All toasters should have a Pop-Tart setting.
I used a tutorial from Sew Mama Sew, which was very straightforward and easy to follow.  Though I ended up using thick quilt batting instead of flannel, and pre-made bias tape rather than home-made.

This time I measured out an extra inch or so of width for my pudgy toaster!

Just sew it up, perpendicularly across the corners to "box" them.

Once it's a good fit, just put all the layers together and use the bias tape to create a nice clean bottom edge.

All done!

Kidding. How boring is that? That's actually the reverse side, which I probably should have made with a cooler (perhaps patterned) fabric.  It's nice that the tutorial creates a reversible cover though!

Here's the fun side:

Foregoing the felt this time, I sewed on some more legit fabric. It's supposed to be a cylon toaster cover, since well, they call cylons "toasters" in Battlestar Galactica.
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It's kind of overly simple and could pass for pretty much any mecha-glowing-red-uni-eye creature, be it robocop or a gundam. Oh well. It may not be perfect, but it'll keep the dust off the toaster, and provide a little bit more curiosity to our already anime kitchen.
I'm watching you!
I highly suggest trying your own DIY toaster cover, because it really didn't take much time to do, and you know your toaster (or other appliance) needs some love!

8 comments:

  1. Very cute! I realized as I was reading this that we don't even have a toaster! Maybe I could make a toaster oven cover :P

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  2. haha! No way on the poptarts... did you put that there?

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  3. Dude!! Super cool!! I need to learn how to sew....

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  4. LOL I LOVE THE CYLON TOASTER COVER!! :-D You... need to market there. There are enough BSG nerds out there to make you a millionaire! :oP

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  5. Oh by reverse side did you mean if you flip it inside out? (And not the "other face" of the blue fabric"?)

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  6. @kim - yes! toaster ovens need covers too i'm sure!
    @joecarli - totally bought it that way. great way to brand a product though!
    @jennifer - seriously level one project, you can do it!
    @alvina - yes, you can flip it inside out! both sides are equally finished, so it's a pretty cool pattern!

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  7. I LOVE that! And, um, does your toaster seriously have a pop-tart setting or is that photoshopped? Because I'm totally jealous if it does.

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  8. This is totally Asian :) My mom uses a handkerchief and calls it a day but this is totally cute. We have a toaster oven so it's far too big for such shenanigans. Also, your pop tart setting is the awesomest thing I've ever seen.

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