Your sewing machine is probably the largest item in your sewing space. But it likes to surround itself with lots of little things. When you’re sewing, you need easy access to these smaller items so you’re not jumping up and down every few minutes to find what’s needed. Our cute and clever Apron Style Sewing Machine Mat + Organizer is a perfect option with plenty of handy storage. It’s the latest exclusive pattern in our S4H Etsy Shop
There are six deep, layered pockets for plenty of handy storage. They feature a unique curved top, and two patterns are included to create this pretty scalloped effect. By cutting the pocket binding on the bias, the top pocket border is smooth and beautiful. The little accent bows are optional – but so cute, don’t you think?!
The center thread catcher is formed with a gathered section along the bottom of the front pocket. We show you how to gather, secure, and baste it into place. When complete, the pocket is flexible enough to sit partially open or be gently pulled wider to more easily drop in threads. Narrow or wide, it’s never in the way as you sew.
The mat section itself is deep enough to extend well back onto your work table, providing a cushioned surface on which to set your machine. We used fusible foam for the upper portion of the apron to give it extra softness. This also helps reduce vibration and noise.
As an ePattern, the Apron Style Sewing Machine Mat + Organizer includes instructions and photos to take you through each step of the construction. It does not include materials.
As with our site-based projects, there are additional links within the downloadable PDF pattern that take you to our in-depth, step-by-step tutorials for all any specialty techniques, such as machine basting as well as making and attaching bias binding.
The Apron Style Machine Mat + Organizer finishes at 24″ wide x 23½” high with a 17″ deep mat and a 6½” organizer drop. This was a perfect size for the Janome Skyline S7 pictured in the photographs. As a reference, the Skyline measures 19″ wide x 12½” high x 9¼” deep.
As we continue to navigate the new (and choppy) waters of keeping a small business alive during these out of the ordinary times, we’re grateful to be able to explore opportunities such as our Etsy Shop offerings. Project creation costs are rising, sourcing fabrics and notions is challenging, and competition for sponsorship dollars fierce. If you’re a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know we work very hard to keep virtually all of our content free to you as the end user, and we are determined to keep the cost of our Etsy Shop patterns affordable. We appreciate your support and confidence. It’s all about being able to continue to do what we love, in order to bring you what you love.
The full Apron Style Machine Mat+ Organizer pattern set is just $5.50, which is a fraction of the cost of most independent and commercial patterns.
There are three PDF files included in this $5.50 pattern purchase. As a digital download, we understand you are providing the paper and ink and so have included flexible printing alternatives. The first file contains all the steps and all the full color instructional photos; it’s a great option for viewing on your computer or other digital device to fully understand the construction process. The second file is condensed to black and white with just the steps (no photos) to make printing even more efficient. Both files can be printed on either US Letter paper or A4 paper, using Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free program).
Click to our Etsy Shop to purchase the Apron Style Machine Mat + Organizer pattern.
While there, you can also find patterns for our Gilded Tote, Birds on a Wire Appliqué Pillow, Sewing Survival Machine Sew On Embroidered Patch, as well as the Sewing Survival Machine Embroidery Downloads, Forest Friends Embroidered Kitchen Towel Set, Folk Art Embroidered Zip Pouch Set, Backpack Diaper Bag, Quilted Sewing Machine Mat & Notions Caddy, Tufted Patchwork Floor Cushions, Cook’s Apron, Slim Messenger Bag, and our handy Sewing Cheat Card Set.