The Sewing Mat Bag is a sewing machine mat organizer AND a tote bag to carry your sewing supplies to a class or retreat.
When open, the Sewing Mat Bag is a compact sewing station with a place for all your sewing supplies.
When zipped up, the Sewing Mat Bag forms a tote bag to carry your sewing supplies.
The compact size keeps the sewing mat from dragging in your lap.
There is a place for your scissors and also a removable trash catcher.
The Sewing Mat Bag includes a small pressing area for your convenience.
The outside pockets are large enough for a 12½" square ruler and a 12"x 18" cutting mat.
Sewing Mat Bag pattern for sewing machine mat/tote bag
Sewing Mat Bag pattern for sewing machine mat/tote bag
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Sewing Mat Bag is a sewing machine mat organizer AND a tote bag to carry your sewing supplies to a class or retreat.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, When open, the Sewing Mat Bag is a compact sewing station with a place for all your sewing supplies.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, When zipped up, the Sewing Mat Bag forms a tote bag to carry your sewing supplies.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The compact size keeps the sewing mat from dragging in your lap.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, There is a place for your scissors and also a removable trash catcher.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Sewing Mat Bag includes a small pressing area for your convenience.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The outside pockets are large enough for a 12½" square ruler and a 12"x 18" cutting mat.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Sewing Mat Bag pattern for sewing machine mat/tote bag
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Sewing Mat Bag pattern for sewing machine mat/tote bag

Sewing Mat Bag pattern for sewing machine mat/tote bag

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Here's a fantastic pattern for you to make the ultimate sewing machine mat station and tote bag organizer.  The Sewing Mat Bag is a sewing machine mat organizer AND a tote bag to carry your sewing supplies.  With several pockets, an ironing pad, a pincushion, and a trash catcher, this sewing station makes it a breeze to transport your sewing supplies to classes and retreats.

Large outside pockets will easily hold a 12"x 18" cutting mat and a 12 1/2" ruler.  The extra long handles provide a comfortable fit even with the cutting mat tucked into one of the outside pockets.

The inside pocket is divided into compartments to hold thread, marking tools, smaller rulers, scissors, rotary cutters, and more.  An added loop provides a great spot for hanging your scissors or thread snips.

An attached pincushion that sits next to your machine is a handy feature, and a built-in 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" ironing pad makes it a cinch to do your pressing.

A detachable trash catcher is close at hand to catch fabric and thread trimmings, and conveniently comes off for easy emptying.

A sewing machine shaped template is included for quilting into the spot where your machine sits to add an extra special detail.

The bag zips across the bottom and one side of the bag. Instructions for using a separating sport zipper and reinforced fabric strips make sure the bottom and side of the bag are extra durable and able to hold whatever sewing supplies you want to carry.

The zipped up bag measures approximately 15" wide x 15" tall x 3" from front to back. When the bag is opened up as a mat, it measures 34 1/2" across, with the inside pocket area hanging down about 7" from the table top. The area for the machine is approximately 17"x 9 1/2".

The pattern includes thorough, user-friendly instructions with many color pictures and diagrams to guide you through the steps.

Your finished bag is the perfect travel sewing station. Pack it up, zip it up, and you're ready for the next class or retreat.