If you have a little boy in your home, you most likely have a few die-cast cars sitting somewhere. I have two little boys, so I’m sure you can imagine how many cars we have. For some reason, they don’t think it’s enough!
Now, those little cars seem to go everywhere with us and one day I decided I needed a way to keep them a bit more contained. So, this is what I came up with.
How cute are those tiny hands?! I’m in love!!
Today I wanted to share with you this FREE tutorial for making one for own little guy, and because of the time of the year, how cute would these be as stocking stuffers? (That was my original plan, but the little man caught me before I could stash them)
To get started all you need is:
2 of your favorite fat quarters
1 yard of coordinating ribbon
Start out by pressing your fabric….I didn’t do the best job with this. Then lay it out on your mat and mark the center of the right side of your fabric. Next, cut your ribbon in half (now you have 2 18″ pieces) and pin them to your center mark.
Lay your other piece on top and pin all the way around.
Sew with a 1/4″ seam all the way around the exterior of your rectangle, leaving a 2″-3″ opening.
Turn your fabric right side out, pushing out your corners well, and top stitch all the way around your rectangle, closing it up.
Next you will mark your square into thirds, and fold up the bottom, toward the top, making a pocket. Again, sew around the side and bottom of your pocket to attach it. You should have something similar to the picture below. Your ribbons should be at the half point mark of your pocket, sticking out the side. Remember: don’t sew across the top of your pocket! You want that left open.
Now get a couple of your little guy’s favorite cars to use as a marking guide. For me, a 2″ spacing was plenty. DO NOT mark them exactly next to the cars. It will be too tight of a space.
Mark every 2″ inches with either a marking pencil or some pins.
Sew a seam from the bottom to the top of your pocket on your marked lines. This will create the little storage spaces for your cars.
You should now have something similar to the picture below.
And there you have it!
Your pockets are actually plenty deep and can possibly fit 2 cars per pocket, depending on the cars.
Fold the top down, roll it up, and tie your ribbon around it.
Oh, and don’t forget to singe the end of your ribbons with a lighter, or fray-check it to prevent it for fraying. I obviously hadn’t done that when I took the picture, but you get the point! 🙂