Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sewing Machine Mat

Using terry-cloth hand towels under my sewing machine has become tiresome, especially since the fabric catches little snippets of thread and makes a mess. I whipped up a simple sewing machine mat to resolve this.



One corner is flipped over so you can see the flannel lining/backing. Some non-slip rubber shelf-liner material underneath the mat keeps the whole thing from sliding around.

I just measured out a rectangular piece and got busy sewing. A quick Google search last night yielded a couple of free projects.

Resources

  • Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial at Carina’s Craftblog
  • Sewing Machine Pad with Pockets Tutorial at With Heart and Hands

11 comments:

kim said...

You have some of the best ideas!

Yummers! said...

I'm reading your posts just not commenting frequently until the wedding is over... just a month to go.

I really like it when you have links related to your main topic. I always enjoy reading those.

I don't have anything under my machine... never thought about it.
Should I have something??

Hope your mags get there for weekend reading.

I'll post tomorrow.
Joni

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Have you got ESP with me?
I have just got the measurements from a friend on the weekend and I'm going to whip one up with pockets. Hope to have that completed on the weekend??? Quilted too???

Sandra said...

Thank you for sharing those patterns. I would love to make a sewing machine mat.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It's so fun to see what projects you come with to make. Sewing usually takes a back seat for me until it gets too hot o work outside. I am keeping a running list of everything you do ..... one of these days I might catch up! HA!

((hugs)) Rosie

TinkerBlue said...

I need to make one of these. My sewing machine moves around a lot.

Gumbo Lily said...

smart idea!

~Jody

Robyn said...

I have missed June! Thanks for stopping by the other day! I will stop by soon, to catch up on your posts. My job is super busy and crazy, working a lot of overtime!
Hugs,

Storybook Woods said...

I have never thought of a mat for my sewing machine but such a good idea xoxoxo Clarice

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, that's a great idea!
And it turned out so cute.

Kimberly :)

Kathy said...

Hummm I need one of these, I've got a folded sheet under mine right now. Thanks for the idea!