Posted by / 7/30/2010 / 12 Comments /

Sewing Machine Mat

Supplies: fabric & embellishments

1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric 18" x 15", this will be the fabric for the mat.

and a piece of contrasting fabric 17 x 10 and fold in half. this will be the fabric for the pockets.

2. Add any embellishments you want to your contrasting piece of fabric, I kept it simple and just sewed on a scout badge.

3. Sew you contrasting piece of fabric to one of the first pieces of fabric, about 1 inch above the bottom. Be sure to leave the top unsewed.

4. Stitch straight lines about 3 inches apart on you contrasting fabric for pockets.
5. Cut a 18" x 15" piece of batting and layer it between your 2 front and back pieces of fabric.

6. Quilt your mat. I chose to do free motion quilting, but Just regular straight stitching would work just as well!

and to give it a finished look, I sewed a strip of plain fabric around the edges, flipping it over and also sewing it on the other side for binding.

*extra* a matching pincushion. :)
1. Cut two 4" squares of fabric, I also added a scout badge to the pin cushion.
2. Sew and Stuff.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I would LOVE to see your version, please send me a link if you make one. :)
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  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thanks for posting this. You make it look easy! I'm going to go check out the rest of your blog now, hoping you've got more tutorials - like for a sewing machine cover?!

  3. Thank you! hmm, nope, I've never made a sewing machine cover, I guess I use my machine too much, because the cover would never be on it. ;)
    But I do have alot of other tutorials on here, be sure to check them out!


  4. Should the quilting of the mat not be done before the pockets are added?

  5. You could do it that way too! Whatever works best for you. I just added my pockets before I quilted.

  6. Thanks for the tutorial, this will make a great present for my mum, then I could make one for me!

  7. Thank you, I am going to make one for my machine.

  8. Excellent idea. Why did I not think of this, no more searching for the scissors etc under all the fabric. This is a must make for today. Thank you :)

  9. Thank you so much for this tutorial!! My sewing Mat came out awesome thanks to your tutorial!!

    God Bless You !!

  10. That's great to hear Pollyanna, I would love to see pictures!!


  11. Love this. Can't wait to try it. I'll post when I do! Thanks for sharing.


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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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