Have you noticed the revival of interest in cooking with a slow cooker? Maybe it’s always been there and I just hadn’t noticed! Anyway, it takes me back to the 70’s when our ‘crock pots’ were well used and really appreciated.
Today I thought I would share a quick tutorial for a lid cover for your Slow Cooker so that you don’t have to resort to the ‘tea towel under the lid’ trick again and your cooker can look stylish and colour co-ordinated in your kitchen.
I picked up some microfibre towels at the ‘cheap’ shop thinking they were tea-towels but they turned out to be more a ‘hand towel’ size so they will be perfect for this project. You can use any cotton fabric for this – maybe a cheap towelling tea towel, remembering that it is to be absorbent.
What you need:
Fabric – enough to cut double
Elastic – measure it around your lid stretched (you have to have it big enough to get it on!)
Take your chosen fabric (I am using a double layer) and trace the lid shape.
I left as large a border around the lid as I could (determined by the size of the towel) but I suggest 2.5″ would be a good size.
With right sides together, stitch around the outside, leaving a gap to turn it through.
Turn through to the right side.
Sew a row of stitching around the edge, about 1/8″ from the edge, leaving a small opening big enough to thread the elastic through.
Sew a row of stitching about 1/2″ from the edge. (check your elastic size). I shifted my needle to the left and ran the edge of my foot along the other row of stitching.
Thread the elastic (I just used a safety pin) and join the ends.
Finish sewing the edge.
Taa Daa – that’s it! Wasn’t that just sew easy!!!
Now we will have the best dressed cookers around!
Until next time
Pam @Threading My Way says
A great idea, Margie. My slow cooker is buried at the back of the cupboard and hasn’t seen the light of day for years.
Time to get it out again Pam! New take on recipes are worth a try and it allows more ‘free’ time for sewing!! 🙂
Roopini V says
Wow! This is genius. Definitely gonna try this. I always used tea towels under lid for slow cooking. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you Roopini and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Why do you use tea towels? I have used the crockpot for years but have never heard of this.
Hi Joyce! It is used when you don’t want condensation to fall back onto whatever you are cooking eg cakes. You’ll have to give it a try now! 🙂
Sheryl Hastings says
Oh! this makes sense. I was going to ask the same thing. Now I have to make me one.
Hi Sheryl! I’d love you to share a photo when you make it! 🙂
Does anyone know if these are for sale anywhere? I am not a crafty person. Thanks.
Hi Gina! I’m not sure where you live but if you would like to contact me, I am sure we could work something out! 🙂
I am interested in a full cover to cover the slow cooker and lid – like dust cover when not using. I would love an attractive quilted type cover. I know these type of things are popular in the USA. I am not a sewer so wondering if you knew where I could get such a thing?
Hi Keren! If you would like to contact me via the contact page right at the top of the page, I am sure I could help! 🙂
What a great idea. Wish I had a sewing machine 🙁
Hi Tania! Thanks for stopping by – maybe you will have to put a machine on your wish list for Santa! Sewing is a wonderful craft! 🙂
thank you for sharing. Will try and make tonight. Was just looking to see where I could buy one.
Thanks Jenny and you are so welcome – so glad you found me so please come again! 🙂
Thank Heavens for people like you. I just found your site and didn’t waste any time in joining up. My kind of stuff. My sewing machine is in the hospital right now, but when it gets well, guess what my slow-cooker friends are going to get.
Oh welcome Sandra – thank you for taking the time to say hello! 🙂
I made one for both my slow cookers when I bought them. Great idea ans so easy to make. Incidentally, I am not a sewer.
Hi Carol and thanks for taking the time to share! I am so glad you found it easy to make!
What a great idea, as you mentioned it is “sew” simple, gret work Nanny 🙂
Thanks Sharon! Happy to help! 🙂
Thanks for the super-easy tutorial. I need to make one of these for my slow cooker. I made a dust cover for it ages ago, but it never dawned on me to make the lid cover. Doh!
Thanks Gloria – you are so welcome! 🙂
penny tamatea says
hi i live in new zealand i dont sew never have dont own a sewing a machine but would like a slow cooker cover where can i get one please.
Hi Penny and welcome! If you ‘google’ them you will probably find some for sale on-line or if you have a friend who sews I would love them to follow my easy tutorial to make one for you. 🙂
Hi Nanny, I was told about your site and the Slow Cooker Lid Covers, great idea, thanks. I have an oval Slow Cooker so am going to have a go at making one.
Thank you Barbara and welcome! I hope you enjoyed making your cover! 🙂
Thank you Nanny, The Slow Cooker Cover turned out well. One of my friends has a slow cooker that has a fitted lid any thoughts on how I could make one of these for her. The lid is attached at the back of the unit and just lifts up.
Kind regards, Barbara
Thank you for this! Perhaps this could also be used to make a (matching?) cover for a stand mixer? Making a holiday themed pair might be a cute gift
Hi Kathy! You are so welcome – I actually made my Mum a cover for her mixer so maybe i should do a tutorial. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂
What’s the best material to use please?
Hi Deb! I used absorbent micro fibre hand towel – just choose something that is absorbent. 🙂