Free sewing machine motif cross stitch chart

Spruce up your craft space with this snazzy hoop tidy featuring Susan Bates' sewing machine design!

Free sewing machine motif cross stitch chart by Susan Bates cropped
Published: February 11, 2020 at 10:17 am
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Need an extra spot of storage for your craft corner? Try making up our pretty and practical hoop tidy! It features Susan Bates' sweet sewing machine motif which you can stitch from the chart below. We stitched ours on a background of white aida and sewed it onto some patterned fabric to create a pocket. Then we framed that in a hoop, strung it up with some lace ribbon and voilà, our hoop tidy was ready!


Designed by Susan Bates, this chart was originally printed in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 199 as part of the Crafty Gift Ideas. Stitch it on 14-count aida and then follow the how-to guide for mounting your stitching in a hoop below!

How to mount your stitching in a hoop

Follow our step-by-step guide to mount your finished stitching in a hoop.

How to mount stitching in a hoop step 3

To stitch this sweet sewing machine design, you’ll need:

  • Threads – Stranded cotton as listed in the key (on the PDF)
  • Needle – Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Medium-weight iron-on interfacing - Sew Essential sells this at
  • A hoop to frame
  • Complementary fabric
  • White felt to back the hoop

Download the free cross stitch sewing machine pattern here:

Susan Bates sewing machine chart (PDF)

Or work straight from the chart and key below:


Fiona BakerSenior Technical Editor, The World of Cross Stitching

Fiona is the Senior Technical Editor of The World of Cross Stitching. She’s responsible for the team of fabulous charters and taking the designer’s submitted projects right through to completion, ensuring each chart and key is technically correct for readers to stitch. One of her favourite roles is converting the wonderful illustrations by the likes of Margaret Sherry, Tatty Teddy, and April Rose into patterns for stitchers around the world to enjoy.

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