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New Passover Matzah Cover Pattern

matzah cover sewing pattern with Hebrew
The dream: make a matzah cover that looks like a piece of matzah. For more than a year the idea had been kicking around the back of my mind, and after two months of getting the pattern just right –as well as figuring out how to photograph it– the dream is now a reality. This Passover matzah cover design is now available in the shop as a PDF pattern and as a kit.

I like to think that it’s fun enough for the kids’ table and cool enough for the adults’ table.

The cover has three pockets –one for each piece of matzah used during the Passover seder– and the Hebrew word “matzah” appliqued on top. You can skip the appliqued letters, of course, and although I’ve sewn it up with a top of matzah print fabric, you can choose whatever fabric you like and follow your own dream.

When you click on the link for the pattern, you’ll notice that instead of taking you to another website for the Sew Jewish Shop as in the past, the link keeps you here on the same site as the blog. I’m working on folding the shop into the blog, and this pattern is first item in the blog-based shop. (Of course, you can still visit the SewJewish shop on Etsy.)

Matzah Cover without Hebrew Word MatzahI’ll be using the pattern for a sewing class on March 11 at Beetle and Fred fabric shop in Beacon, New York. For the class, we’ll use matzah print fabric and all the materials will be provided. We’ll leave off the appliqued letters so that there’s enough time to complete the matzah cover in one session.

You can register for the March 11 class online at Beetle and Fred.

Buy the pattern or kit here.

And if you’d like to use this pattern or kit for a class, get in touch by email for information about education discounts: maria.bywater{at}

Passover matzah cover with matzah side view pattern

Maria BywaterMaria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home, available in paperback and PDF format. She teaches hands-on Judaica sewing workshops.