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Take and Play Car Carrier

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Hi everyone. This is Havalah from Sisters, Sisters. Like many little boys, my little boy just LOVES anything with wheels on it. Whenever we go anywhere, he tries to bring as many cars as he can carry. Sometimes, he’ll throw these cars into my purse or pockets so that I can carry them for him. I finally decided he needed his own carrier to keep his cars in. The best part about this Take and Play Car Carrier is that not only does it carry the cars but he can also play with the cars when the carrier is unrolled.

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Take and Play Car Carrier Tutorial
Project difficulty: EASY – I did this in one nap time, which is about 2 hours on a good day : )
 
Supplies:
cut 1 – 10″ x 18″  fabric for outside (I used On the Go by Riley Blake)
cut 1 – 10″ x 18″ coordinating inside fabric (I used Cruise Blvd by Riley Blake)
cut 2 – 10″ x 8″ coordinating fabric (for car cubby holes – I also used Cruise Blvd)
cut 10″ x 18″ medium weight interfacing
4″ of velcro

*I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance for everything.
Also for your convenience, I added yellow lines to the picture to show you where to sew.

*If you use a fabric that doesn’t have roads on it, use some grey ribbon or felt
to make roads by sewing it in strips to the inner fabric before you sew everything else to it.

//1// First, take each of your “car cubby hole” fabrics (the 10″ x 8″ fabric) and fold them hot dog style so that they measures 10″ x 4″. Iron and top stitch on the folded side of fabric (not the raw edge). Then take your velcro, using a zig zag stitch, sew on a 4 inch piece of velcro to just ONE of your pieces.

//2// Next, place each piece on either end of your inside fabric. With the raw edges, match the outside edges of the inside fabric. Then sew to inside fabric with two even lines to make the cubby holes for cars.

//3// Now take all your fabric pieces and layer them in this order like a sandwich:
the inside fabric face up, the outside face down, then the interface on top of all of it. 

//4// Now pin and sew around all the edges leaving a gap at one end (so that we can turn it right side out).

//5// Now turn right side out and iron around all the edges. Top stitch around the whole thing.

//6// Now, to add the other Velcro piece: fold your car carrier, how you are going to want to close it, and find where the inside (already sewn in Velcro piece) would meet and pin velcro in place.
Sew velcro in place to the outside fabric. And, your done.

Take and Play Car Carrier - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thank you Havalah! This Take and Play Car Carrier is such a great idea for those little car loving boys at all of our houses! I love this tutorial and that they can pack all their cars in the cubbies. Havalah, you did such a great job, and I love your fabric choices. Thanks for bringing lots of smiling faces to our little boys. 🙂

Havalah is a wonderful Contributor to our blog, and we love her tutorials. She has created so many fun things for our readers. Here are a couple of her tutorials that are sure to excite…

Wallet Clutch Tutorial
Fabric Bookmark Tutorial
Fabric Ornament Tutorial
Baby Changing Pad
Snack Bag Tutorial

I love Havalah’s projects, because they are perfect for those of us just beginning to sew but also great for those of us who are more advanced in the sewing area. All of these projects come together really quick and would be perfect for a gift for someone special or for you, just to spoil yourself. All of these projects have also been created using FABulous ribbon and fabric from The Ribbon Retreat. Come see what products you fall in love with to create your next project with.

Speaking of up and coming projects…what are you working on right now? Are you creating fun projects for summer? A party? A new grand baby? I would love to hear all about your creations.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

As always…Happy Creating!
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