This Sewing Machine Mat Will Keep Things Tidy

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It Doubles as a Machine Cover Too!

Sometimes something comes along that’s so obvious that you wonder why you didn’t think of it. A mat to put under your machine for storing all those tools and such that you tend to grab while sewing? What a great idea!

Nicole at Lillyella has designed such a mat, and it’s a beauty. Not only is it lovely to look at, but a lot of thought went into making it truly useful. She built in lots of pockets in varying sizes and a removable thread catcher.

Sewing Organizer Mat

Plus, you can use the mat to cover your machine while not in use. Ties on the sides hold it in place.

Sewing Organizer Mat

This is a simple project to make, even for beginning quilters. While there is a paper pieced butterfly block, if paper piecing isn’t your thing you could easily substitute an orphan block or a pretty piece of fabric of the same size.

Sewing Organizer Mat Tutorial

In fact, you can customize this however you want. Change the size of the pockets if you want and even add a cutout for the handle. You can also adjust the size of the mat to fit any machine.

The finished mat, as shown here, is 20″ wide by 23″ tall.

Click here to get the free “Undercover Maker Mat” pattern.




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