What is a Sewing Machine/ Overlock Mat
What is a Sewing Machine/ Overlock Mat


Welcome to SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura. We can get floor mats, placemats, drawing mats, cutting mats, pressing mats, even little mug mats. There are so many different mats, but did you know you can get a mat for your sewing machine? All mats have a purpose whether it be for comfort, for protection, or just for drying. Sewing-machine mats are the same way, and here’s an example of sewing-machine mats or serger mats. The only difference is the size. You can get a smaller one for your smaller machines like your serger, overlock, or even the little Featherweight. The larger one gives you a good surface for the newer, larger machines. The large mat is 24″ by 16″ and the smaller mat is a 16″ square. They both work the same way. The mats are thick at ¼” and both sides have a texture. This prevents the mat from sliding. It’s a very dense foam. The foam is designed so that it doesn’t slip. When this goes on the surface, it doesn’t move, so anything sitting on it is not going to move. This is great because it will protect the surface that you’re sewing on. So if you’re sewing on a dining room table or a table that you want to keep in good shape, this is going to be a good, thick protection. They have beveled edges so it’s going to be very smooth but it’s not so beveled that you can’t get your hand underneath to pick it up and move it to where it needs to go. And having a mat that’s nice and thick works as an absorbent. What it does is absorb the vibration from the sewing machine. We don’t notice the vibration because we’re accustomed to it, but the machine does move. The mat is designed with all of these little dimples and the dimples work to absorb that vibration, but they also work as a sound insulation. Just like a sound room, the little dimples absorb the sound so the sewing machine is actually quieter. With that surface being nice and thick and padded, if you have a tendency to sew with your arms up, this is a lot softer on the arm than a hard counter. With your machine sitting in towards the center, the outside and the larger part is going to help with that vibration and the sound. If the mat is very small there’s no area for the noise and the vibration to be absorbed. So it’s nice to have your sewing machine sitting somewhere in the center but still close enough to your surface to be comfortable. Let’s see this mat in action. My sewing machine is sitting on a very secure surface and I have a glass of water on the sewing machine. As I run the sewing machine, the water will show you the vibrations. The more secure your table is the less vibration you’re going to have, but you still will have some vibration. You can see with the mat and the machine running you do get less vibration because the mat has absorbed some of the vibration . For the sound: All machines are going to sound somewhat different. Some are louder and some are more quiet. Here’s a comparison of my machine without the mat: and now with the mat: These mats will work for any type of sewing machine: Your sergers, sewing machines, overlocks, and even the little Featherweights. They’re also great in the kitchen. If you have an appliance that has a tendency to walk on the counter as you’re using it or it’s very loud, this is a good cushioning for it. It’s very easy just to put this in the sink afterwards and wash it. Not only does it look good, it’s very functional for both my sewing machine and my serger. You can pick these up in most large fabric stores and a lot of quilting stores. I’ll put a link in the description so you can check them out. Thank you for joining me today on SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what we’re sewing next time
in the sewing room. Bye for now!

26 thoughts on “What is a Sewing Machine/ Overlock Mat”

  1. Jennie Lynn Schlageter says:

    Love it! I need this!
    Thanks!

  2. Jami A says:

    Looks like the cabinet liner. Just a lot prettier..

  3. Joyous says:

    Thank you Laura ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜

  4. Chusca Acevedo says:

    Nice! Thank you. 😍

  5. THE LANG GANG says:

    Nicely done!

  6. Doreen Sherk says:

    I need one of those mats didn’t know they existed thanks for the info

  7. Lesley Gilbert says:

    Great idea – I got confused at first about the sizing as you had the outside papers mixed up 🙂

  8. patti ann says:

    I need an even SMALLER size for my foot pedal!  I wonder how this would work?  I use the "drawer mats", and I find they are okay, but my pedal still slides towards the back as I sew.

  9. Donna Pilant says:

    I love all you videos but the 1 thing I need is help learning how to cut my pieces and get the all strait.

  10. hazelann alexander says:

    For sale in Europe (UK)?

  11. Virginia Grenier says:

    Looks like the labels for the 2 mats got switched.

  12. Amelia Rubio says:

    ) has

  13. Ann Shear says:

    Great information. I need one of these. Thank you!!!

  14. Stephannie Metz says:

    Thank you!❤️

  15. habiba hassan says:

    Thanks ma'am

  16. Charm C says:

    You always give such informative talks in your videos, and you even make something as seemingly self-explanatory and simple as a sewing machine mat interesting, and give some little piece of information that I hadn't anticipated. Thank you! 🙂

  17. Terry Ivey says:

    I recently had someone move my serger to kitchen table. For noise, placed it on my vibration mat. It's from a well known company. You would have enjoyed watching me chase that baby across the table…pull it back to chase it again lol.Serger is a mid sized newer model. My reach is not that good either.Actually gave up and switched to sewing.This mat you feature seems like a better grip. Hard to sew when laughing so hard 🙂 Vrooooooommmm! Hahaa

  18. Sasslette says:

    These are great. I bought a non-slip roll from a cheap shop and have used it for years and it is great to!

  19. Chris Maitchell says:

    These are great! I live in the UK and I found that GUR sewing in the Uk sell this brand of mats. Why has no one thought of these before? I have a large machine and it does vibrate a lot and up till now had slipped some of the non slip mat you can buy to stop items sliding off trays. It helped a bit but was really to flimsy so these are just perfect

  20. Cindy McFarland says:

    Thanks!  I use one under my embroidery machine and I really like it.

  21. Jude says:

    Looks great, where can I purchase one? I followed the links, but no pricing or ordering. What am I doing wrong?

  22. Beverly Lehr says:

    for years have been cutting up thicker yoga mats… same function but now I can buy premade. tjanks Laura

  23. Liz P. says:

    Do you have a video on making dish drying pads? I would like to make one, but don’t know what kind of fabric I should use…

  24. Kay Jinks says:

    Laura do you know if there are plans for an even larger mat for machines like the BabyLock Destiny or the Brother Dream Machine which have the embroidery arm attached?

  25. ThoughtfullySewn says:

    Hi Laura, My sewing machine is always sliding and vibrating and sounds like a truck sometimes. You always have great advise. Thank you for your tutorial.

  26. Judy Greenwell says:

    My machine sits down in a cabinet. The shelf it sits on is 10" x 17". Can this may be cut to the needed size?

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