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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Car Caddy

I was very busy in my sewing room this December. I found  a tutorial for this Car Caddy  and knew it would be a perfect gift for my 3 1/2 year old grand nephew. The website gives very clear instructions and measurements, but I made a few alterations.

The road is made from a double layer of grey flannel wool.  The bright yellow felt was hand cut for the road lines. The numbers were cut with my Cuttlebug and By the Numbers dies from Papertrey Ink. All of the edges were bound with a blanket stitch on my sewing machine.

I added a little Stop sign with red felt and embroidery floss. Six pockets were stitched with yellow machine stitching and then the cars were added.

When finished playing with the cars, the caddy is folded in half .......

 folded again in thirds ..........

The front of the caddy has an appliqued racing car with 
flannel tires and button hub caps!! A piece of twill tape 
was inserted on one of the seams and velcro strips were
added to the strap and the front to hold the caddy closed.
The finished car caddy is 5" x 5" when folded ..... 
just the right size for little hands.

Thanks for visiting today!
Karen C.


carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! This is fantastic.
Love the colors you chose.
I have a grand nephew who would love something like this.
Thanks for sharing.

Leigh said...

Oh, wow, Karen, this is fabulous!
I wish my boys were still little and I could make them one of these!

andie librandi. said...

this is such a neat project! i'm sure your grand nephew will have so much fun with it! the numbers look very good :)

Becky said...

O I love these! My daughter made something similar for Christmas gifts this year. Very cute!