Keep sewing machine gears dust free with a good looking tea towel cover. Choose a cloth large enough to just drape over the machine, if it's too big,trim and hem it to fit.
Next,cut four 1/4 inch pieces of cotton twill tape. Sew a double 1/4 inch hem at one end of each. Fold over the opposite ends 1/2 inch, and pin them to the cloth so that when the cover is on the machine,the ties line up on both sides; stitch ties in place. Drape cloth over the sewing machine,tying twill tapes to secure.