We have this super cute pattern in from Vanilla House. It is a sewing machine mat with pockets. It holds all of your fun supplies, plus protects your table. More importantly it is so stinkin cute. I don't see any other reason to make it, other than the fact that it is cute. That is a good enough excuse for me. It really is functional though. Also included in the pattern is a pincushion and mini iron boards. You could grab some fabric that matches your home decor and you wouldn't feel as bad about leaving your sewing machine on your kitchen table for weeks.