I am off to SAGA convention. The car is packed, the garment samples pressed and ready for Show and Share, class supplies gathered and sewing machine loaded. I have talked about previous conventions here, here, and here. These aren't the only posts devoted to convention but a glimpse into the fun. I know I have shared in the past about the raffle baskets awarded at the Annual Banquet each year. Our local chapter sends a basket each year. This year's contribution is a variety of coordinated accessories for your sewing room.
This is my contribution. A mat for your sewing machine. It has pockets along the front to keep needed tools close at hand. I didn't have a pattern, I just measured around my machine and went for it using photos around the web as inspiration.
I made one last winter as a gift for a friend. On that one I did some machine embroidery on the pockets and I see I rounded the corners on that one.
The embroidery designs I found at SWAK. They were a lot of fun.
The dimensions for my mat are 21" wide, by 17" long. The pocket is 3.5-4" inches high. I used two fabric layers and machine quilted them. You could also use pre-quilted fabric for a short cut.
Parting shot: A little dose of cuteness. Princess has discovered tea parties.
And we can't forget Wildman.
Until next time faithful reader. I'll be back with lots of pictures to share the fun from this year's convention.