Sewing Machine Cover Doubles As An Organizer

Sewing Machine Cover For Busy Quilters

This is the prettiest sewing machine cover. Besides being such a pretty addition to your sewing room, it doubles as a sewing organizer. Lift the cover off your sewing machine and place it under the swing machine. The overhang has pockets to keep everything at hand while you’re sewing up your projects. This sewing mat has padding to steady and quiet your machine as it works too.

The finished size is 20″ wide by 23″ tall.  To prepare you’ll be needing fabric, fusible fleece, shapeflex interfacing, batting, some trims and ribbons and a button.

sewing machine cover with pockets
Mat Body:
• Two 20” x 23” panels (one for front and one for back)
• 20” x 23” batting
Pockets & Thread Catcher:
• 11 to 15 selvedges measuring 10” wide by at least 1.25” thick
• Fusible Fleece 20” x 5.25”, Shapefl ex Interfacing 12” x 12”
• Fabric requirements for pocket pieces and thread catcher
will vary based on selections and placement. See cutting
diagrams and pattern directions for specifics.

Pocket Panel Binding: 1.75” x 21”
Main Binding: Three strips 2.25” x WOF (around 100”)
Trims (see additional details in pattern directions):
• Three pieces for the pocket panel measuring 5.5” long by
about 3/8” wide
• One piece for thread catcher decoration measuring 6” wide
• One piece for thread catcher hang tab measuring 3” long
• Four pieces for the side ties measuring 12” each

The thread catcher is designed to be removable with a small ribbon loop
that hangs from a button sewn onto the pocket panel. The following
directions show how to make the thread catcher with the embellishments
as shown, but this piece can also be customized with any combination of
fabrics, trims or patchwork designs.

sewing machine cover with thread catcher

The butterfly is made from charm block pattern. These little foundation paper pieced blocks measure 5.5″ after piecing and can be used as a 5″ finished square or trimmed to 5″ for a 4.5″ finished square, making them perfect for mixing with 5″ charms.

butterflys for sewing machine cover


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