Hi everyone!  Today I’ll be showing you how to make this super cute and easy sewing machine mat tutorial. You can use these for any craft supplies you like, but I love putting it under my sewing machine so I can keep all of my tools handy!


This project is super easy and beginner friendly, and as always I’ll walk you through it in my step-by-step video tutorial!

So let’s get started shall we?

Watch Erica’s Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial here!

Do you prefer written instructions?

Get the Erica’s Sewing Machine Mat PDF pattern here! It includes easy to follow step-by-step written instructions along with detailed graphic illustrations to make sewing this project a breeze!

Supplies used in this tutorial: 


Thanks for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you make this project, tag me @ericaarndt and use #ericassewingmat so I can see what you create! 🙂

If you have something you’d like to see a video tutorial on let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

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    1. Erica, your mat is the cutest. I made a different one and want to replace it already with your. But I couldn’t access the written instructions without paying for it. I thought it was free, like your video?

      1. Hi Chris,
        the video is free and the cutting instructions are all listed for free in the description box below the video on YouTube. If you would like the PDF download, I do charge a small fee for those as they take a while to write and do graphics for 🙂 Those small fees also help me be able to make more free tutorials for you!

    1. Hi Jerri,
      thanks so much for the offer, unfortunately I don’t usually make the items to sell. I prefer to teach people how to do things themselves rather than sell the final product.

  1. Hi Erica. I loved making your sewing mat..I have made 2 of them. Just wanted to let you know that I had more trouble with the thickness of the pocket area. I have a sturdy Babylock machine but I had a lot of skipped stitches. If you have any suggestions for sewing through all those layers that would be great. For the second one I used SF101 interfacing on the pocket and the lining of the whole pocket area. I still used batting in the main part of the mat. The thickness was significantly decreased and my machine handled it with no problem. By the way might I ask what kind of machine you use. I am in search of a good heavy duty machine as I make a lot of bags. I’m ready to start my third one . The first two are Christmas gifts. Thanks again. I love your tutorials.

  2. I’ve just started to learn how to machine sew and I’m excited to start on this project (it’ll be the first for myself!)
    I love your videos and print outs – so easy to follow and you are enjoyable to listen too – thank you

  3. Hi Erica first let me see that I really enjoy your videos especially the unboxing ones although it’s a tie I love the quilting ones too I do have one question though I’m going to beginner sewer and I get the maximum box also and I found that the box we got would just the seven spools of thread I felt ripped off is it just me because I’m a beginner and I don’t know any better

    Renee A Rapp
    1. Hi Renee, this box is a specialty box which she puts out every now and then. It wasn’t my favorite box either, but you may want to wait one more month to see because typically they have an entire project in the box, fabric, pattern, thread, etc! 🙂


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