Typewriter cozy

Saturday, August 18th, 2012 | 6 Comments »
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Since it’s difficult to find typewriter covers for sale online, I decided to make my own.  It doesn’t enclose the typewriter completely–the bottom is still open, so I can just slip this on top of the typewriter.  I’m thinking that as long as no little bugs (highly unlikely) slip underneath or anything, this should protect my typewriter from things getting inside when it’s unused.  Better than having to store it in its case and taking it out every time I want to type on it.  Am going to measure and make cozies for all the typewriters I keep outside!  The one below is for my Olympia SM-9.


typewriter cozy

Kind of wrinkly and needs pressing, but still so pretty!

  • Richard P

    Smart! This will do lots of good in the long run.

    • http://talkbabble.rambly.net/ Crystal

      >__> Yeah, I’ve been meaning to do this for months to keep the typers shiny and clean, but only got around to it today. I feel really relieved to know that dust isn’t slowly collecting to muck up the works.

  • Michael Yulo

    eventually ill have to go this way too since i have a voss without a case :(

    • http://talkbabble.rambly.net/ Crystal

      It’s super easy to make! Just measuring rectangles and straight lines. It all depends on how fancy you want it to look and how contoured. I’m pretty happy with just a plain single-print one. It cost me $3 in materials to make.

  • Bill M

    Very nice work Crystal.

  • Janet

    That looks much nicer than throwing an old t-shirt over the typewriter, which is what I do.

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