Friday, December 4, 2009

Cars-To-Go Carrier

After making the crayon roll, I realized that I needed something similar to it for my Cars-lovin' son. I searched and searched the internet for a tutorial, typing in a thousand different things. I only found one. I liked it, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I wanted something that folded up small, had Velcro for easy opening, and didn't require me to buy any extra materials than the ones I had on had and had already bought for it.

So, I ended up making up my own pattern.

Because I didn't want to be chasing down too many cars in church or at the restaurant {or wherever he might be playing with it}, I only added slots for three cars.


It measures about 15 inches squared and closes up to 5 x 7.5 inches.


However, after I finished making it, I've found all sorts of fun tutorials for them, including one on So You Think You're Crafty? and this amazing one on the Fiskars website. Now I want to make another when I'm not in the middle of finishing up Christmas presents so that I can get a little more creative with it.

Let me know if you make one of them!

6 comments:

lisa said...

I actually tried to Google this last night! Couldn’t find anything either. I like yours a lot. In fact, I’m heading to my craft closet right now, because I’m pretty sure I have some Cars fabric.

David and Stephanie said...

Sam, this is ADORABLE! Super cute. I love how it folds up.

Sigh. Amazing :)

lisa said...

Ok, so I made it! It isn't as nice as yours but it works! Thanks for a great project idea and all your help!

Stephanie said...

So I just wanted to let you know that I've seen a few other car-carrier tutorials online and I think that yours is, hands down, the MOST adorable one. :)

Meg said...

This has been on my to-do list for a while & I finally found the fabric I was looking for. I made a "trains-to-go" as my toddler is more interested in trains than cars. I posted photos here: http://picasaweb.google.com/andymeg/CraftProjects?authkey=Gv1sRgCKyn1pfzpdqQrAE#
along with photos of the hooded towel you inspired me to make. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Green Akers Creations said...

Meg, SO adorable! The ironic thing is, I had just purchased some fabric to make a Thomas one for my son the day you left the comment!! ♥