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Lego Carrier Tutorial

Lego Carrier Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogNeed a great place to store legos? This Lego Carrier Tutorial is perfect! With handles & a velcro closure, this lego carrier is amazing for on the go too.

Hey! It’s Amber with Crazy Little Projects bringing you something the boys in your life are going to LOVE!

My boys love Legos…all boys love Legos don’t they? And really I kind of love Legos too, because they provide hours and hours of entertainment, and I am amazed at my boys’ creativity. Such a simple and fun toy. So, when I had a reader request a Lego carrier tutorial I was on board for sure. Here’s my Lego carrying case and pattern.

Lego Carrier Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

There’s a spot to keep the “guys”:

Lego Carrier Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

And a pocket for instruction booklets:

Lego Carrier Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

This way your little one can bring Legos wherever you go. Handy right?
I based it off of my coloring book carrier and my car carrier.
I also realized that you could make this to carry any sort of toy.

Lego Carrying Case Pattern and Tutorial:

Supplies Needed:

2 coordinating fabrics.
You’ll need close to 1 yard of your main one (blue is my main) and just about 1/2 yard of the secondary.

1/2 yard of fusible fleece

Velcro

Instructions:

Begin by cutting out your pieces. You’ll need the following from each fabric:

1 piece for the main body of your carrier that is 25″ x 13.5″

2 pieces for the straps that are 12.5″ x 2.5″

1 piece for the closure flap that is 9.5″ x 3″

From your main fabric also cut:

1 piece for the “guys” carrier part that is 12″ x 5.5″

1 piece for the flap that is 6.5″ x 13.5″

1 piece for the instructions pocket that is 12″ x 6″

1 piece for the large pocket that is 18″ x 9″

From your fleece or felt cut:

1 main piece that is 25″ x 13.5″

2 strap pieces that are 12.5″ x 2.5″

Begin sewing:
Hem all 4 sides of your pocket piece. (This picture just shows one side hemmed so far, but do that to all 4 sides.)

Hem

Now you are going to create a little pleat by folding the fabric under itself like this: (and pressing)

Pleat1

And then the other way (like an accordion):

Pleat

All the way across the top of this piece sew in your velcro:

Velcro

Position this on one half of your piece of coordinating fabric. It should be about 2-3 inches down from the top of the fabric and then centered side to side:

Pocket2

Now you will sew JUST the two outside edges-NOT the pleat-JUST the edges below the pleat:

Pleat2

Once you’ve done that, lay the pleat back how it was and sew clear across the bottom, this time sewing through the pleat. Now you should have a large, gaping pocket.

Pocket

Now we need to create a flap to close that pocket. With your piece that is 6.5″ by 13.5″ fold it so that right sides are together and sew it down the long side. No need to sew the two short edges. It should look like this when you are done:

Topflapopenend

Now flip it to the wrong side and sew the opposite piece of Velcro clear across this:

Velcroflap

Position it so that the Velcros match up on the pocket and then sew across the top. You will catch the sides of this flap when you sew the whole thing together later.

Topflap

Topflap2

I thought it would be fun to have a little row of pockets for guys. Take your guys piece and fold it in half so that right sides are together. Stitch it all the way around leaving a small opening to turn it.

Turn it right side out and press it nice and flat. Position it where you want it on your carrier (about 3 inches below the top) and pin in place.

Guyholder1

Guyholder2

Sew along the two sides and the bottom. Then sew straight lines going down about 1.5 inch apart to create pockets for the guys. I used pins to mark where I would be sewing.

Guyholderpins

For the instruction book pocket grab your piece, hem all 4 sides and then position it just below the guys piece and sew around 3 edges leaving the top open.

Tophem

Now let’s make the carrying straps. Get your pieces and place them so that right sides are together and you have your piece of fleece or felt on the outside. Stitch up both of the long sides on each strap:

Straps

Turn right side out and press. Then top stitch on each of the long sides:

Strapstopstitch

Next let’s create what will be your closure flap. Take your pieces of fabric and place right sides together again. Sew around three sides leaving one short side open. Turn right side out and press flat. Turn down the opening and sew it closed. Sew a piece of Velcro onto the end of it.

Now sew the other end (the non-velcro end) to your main piece (the big piece) so that it is about 3-4 inches from the top and is centered between where you will put the handles. Sew it in place well:

Closure

This is how it will look when the whole case is done:

Closureflap

Sew your Velcro to the other side of your main piece so that it can eventually be closed with the flap (about 3 inches from the top and centered between where your straps will go):

Velcropiece

Now let’s assemble the whole thing. Take your main pieces and place them so that right sides are together. Put your fleece or felt on the outside.

Insert your straps between your 2 fabrics in an arch so that the ends are sticking out (and make sure they are not twisted inside):

Insertstraps

Strapends

Beginning on one of the long sides, sew around the whole carrier leaving at least 4 inches open to turn it.

Turn it right side out. Press it nice and flat and turn in the opening, then top stitch all the way around closing your opening as you do so.

And that’s it! You’re done and your kiddo can have a blast carrying his Legos anywhere he wants to go!

Lego Carrier Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog


Thank you Amber! Isn’t she so talented. We appreciate Amber so much and love that she continues to share her talents with us. Want to see more amazing boy tutorials by Amber? Visit her blog and look at 25 Things to Sew for Boys. Thanks again Amber! You are amazing!

That Lego Carrier Tutorial is awesome and who doesn’t love tutorials for boys? Don’t you love our new I Am Ninja fabric? The Ribbon Retreat is constantly getting new FABulous fabric for you to choose from. Grab your fabric today and start creating a new home for all those legos laying around your house.

Happy Creating!
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