Keeping it Simple: Tutorial Tuesday: Car Roll Up

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Car Roll Up

I have seen a lot of these little car roll ups around in blogland, so I had to try one. They are really easy and perfect for church!! I first saw the idea here.

This is how I made it:
1) I took two different fabrics and cut them both 14x14 inches
2) Then on the inner piece, I sewed a figure 8 (cut out of black felt) onto it
3) I then made the pocket by folding a piece of fabric 6x14 inches in half and then sewing it on. I then sewed lines to make the pockets, each about 2 1/4 inches apart
4) Once that was done, I put the two fabrics together (fronts facing each other)
5) I put the ribbon inside the two (don't put it on the outside, made that mistake!) and then sewed all along the edges, leaving a small hole at the top corner.
6) I then pulled the fabrics from the inside through the hole, to make it now right side out

7) I then sewed up the hole at the top corner and filled it with little cars
8) Roll it up and tie it together and it's prefect for travel!

Here's another one that I made with the same basic plan, just with different dimensions and using velcro instead of ribbon

I'm linking this post to these parties


Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Now why didn't I have that when my kids were younger. That would be perfect for church or anywhere you have to wait or in the car. I love it.

Tasha said...

They turned out so cute!!! I love both of them :)

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Very cute, Kaysi! Much better than having them use the armrests of the pews as a ski slope for their cars, haha! I love it.

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

What a cute set you made! I love both of them, and they could easily be themed towards so many things!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

This project is actually on my TO DO list for this week. Love your version, especially the velcro one since I think it would make it easier for my two year old.

Heather said...

what a smart idea! This kind of reminds me of those little beanie baby beds that my mom's friends would sew for us to let our beanie babies sleep in. Remember those? Too funny, haven't thought about those things in years!

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

What an awesome and fun idea! I love both of them and the pattern theme is endless!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi There!, I would like to put your party on my Link Directory, if you will also link to my mine. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks, Rory

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Great roll up! Love the "race track".

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

Misty said...

You did a great job on these!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Fawnda said...

Very cute... I made these for christmas last year for my nephews... they loved them! Your turned out fabulous! :)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love that fabric you used. Perfect. The figure 8 track is cute too!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for inspiring me this week on my Tot Tuesdays link up party! I hope you’ll stop by again this week.

I’m hosting Yummy Mummy Week May 9th-16th and I’ve got a great group of ladies sharing their tips on fitness, fashion, parenting and relationships as well as a giveaway everyday. And I’d love for you to share a story and some photos of how your life and body have changed since becoming a mom. The Link up party starts on Mother’s Day and runs the whole week.

Have a great week and Happy (Early) Mother’s Day!

Mama E said...

Hi kaysi!
Stopping over from Tatertots and Jello party. I have not commented on this project yet-but there is baby boy on the way, so I need to start thinking along these lines. Cute project!
-Mama E

Lori said...

Super cute!!!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I already posted, but I wanted to let you know that I featured this in this week's Talented Tuesday post! I love the project!

LuckyStarHeather said...

These are on my list too...I need to get one done before my son is really into cars (you know, like, Tomorrow!).

Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

The Persimmon Perch said...

What a great idea. How do you keep the vroom vrooms down though? Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Ginger said...

I see these everywhere! I need to make one too! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


Cottage Dreamers said...

Where have I been??? I've seen these for crayons but not cars. That is so cute! My son would love this!
☺ Celeste

Lee said...

I've never seen one of these for cars. Great idea!