Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sewing Mat Pattern from Etsy

After I tidied up my sewing room and decided I didn't want my machine on the same table I use for cutting or on my old treadle machine I decided to use this narrow table I put together ages ago. Problem was there were no drawers so I knew I needed some sort of mat with pockets. At the time I was feeling more than a little burnt out designing so I had a look at pdf patterns at etsy and came across this shop .

The picture above is the one I made using her pattern. I left off the felt flowers (I plan on adding seashells) and made a different pincushion that I hung from a hook I sewed to the mat. I had a tin that was the same size as the scrap bin so I put it in the bottom. Makes it so much easier to empty when threads and fabric aren't stuck to the inside of the bin.

The really great thing about finding this pattern is that it's fired me up again to design so I 'm finishing up 2 pdf patterns. One will be free! I'll list it here at and on my web site.

I have a lot of ideas for free patterns I plan on doing but don't forget to check the link to my web site where I have some free patterns. They aren't pdf so you'll have to print them off the web if you want them.