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Day 11 ~ Kid’s Car Carrier

25 Nov

Already on day 11!  I hope you are enjoying this series!  Today I have a GREAT guest blogger ~ Amber from Crazy Little Projects.  You should have a look at her blog, she has some wonderful boy ideas (I just love her Lego Ninjago pillowcase tutorials!)as well as many other great sewing/crafting projects.

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Hello hello! This is Amber from Crazy Little Projects guest posting here for the handmade gift series. Please come visit me. I am currently getting ready for a Learn to Sew Series-so if you have ever wanted to learn to sew, this is your chance!

This is a cute and simple gift idea for the holidays. It’s a kid’s car carrier. It holds 5 Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars and folds up easy so that it can be brought along when out and about.

Car Wallet

Kids Car Wallet

Here it is folded up and ready to carry:

Here’s how to make it for your little car carrying kiddos.

Kids Car Carrier Tutorial:

Supplies:

About 1/2 yard of kid friendly fabric

Thread

Cars to go in it

First of all you are going to cut out 2 pieces of fabric that are 11 inches across and 14 inches long. I round out the corners a little.

You’ll also need to cut one piece that is about 8 inches by 20 inches. Fold the top of this last piece down to meet the bottom with right sides together and sew around it leaving a small opening to turn it right side out. Turn it right side out, press it flat and sew your opening closed. It should look like this now when you lay it on top of your 11 x 14 inch piece:

Grab 1 of your 11 x 14 inch pieces and lay your rectangular piece in the center of it (like shown above).

Pull the edge of your rectangular piece in and pin it along the edge of the 11 x 14 inch piece. Do this to the other side as well. Then pin the piece in across it evenly in 4 spots to form little pockets like this:

Sew a straight line in each of the spots where you just put a pin:

Next, you need to form little pleats at the bottom of these little pockets you just made. You are going to fold the bottom edges out so that they meet the next pocket over and lay smoothly along the bottom.

Then stitch a straight line across the bottom so that it looks like this when you are done:

Now, grab your other piece of 11 x 14 fabric and put right sides together and stitch all the way around leaving just a small opening (about 2-3 inches) at the top to turn it right side out.

Turn it right side out, press it nice and flat and then add a piece of velcro to the top on the inside of the carrier (the part that has the car pockets) and on the bottom on the backside (the side that does not have the pockets) so that they meet up like this:

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  1. The Crafty Christmas Giveaway! « Sweet Benanna&Sam - November 30, 2012

    […] from Chase The Star, Ballerina Barrette Holder from One Project Closer’s:The Better Half, Kid’s Car Carrier from Crazy Little Projects, No Sew Pacifier Clip from Made Just for You by Lisa, and Christmas […]

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