1 fat quarter of quilting cotton fabric
1 fat quarter of contrast quilting cotton fabric
9″ x 20″ of high density foam. I cut a rectangle from an old yoga mat.
1 set of snaps
9″ x 20″ of foam
30″ x 2″ for the scissor leash
13″ x 21″ of the top fabric
13″x 21″ of the bottom fabric
Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial
Prepare the scissor leash by pressing in half with the wrong sides facing. Open and fold the edges so that they meet in the middle. Press.
Fold over one of the raw ends to the wrong side. The other raw edge will be inside the mat.
Fold pin cushion sleeve in half with wrong sides together. Stitch along the long edge and one short edge. Clip the corner.
Fold over the open edge and stitch shut. It doesn’t have to be pretty as you won’t see this from the outside of the finished mat. Set the pin cushion sleeve aside.
Sew a seam 3″ from the bottom edge. This will divide your mat into two pockets; one is for the mat and the other is for the pin cushion.
Slide the mat into the larger pocket. Tuck the raw edges in and pin in place.