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for the boys that like cars–sew a car holder

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I love that my son loves cars. $1.00 car gets a lot done around here (bribery!) But he need a cute way to display them!
sew your own car organizer

I got a yard of red flannel…..and cut it in half (i’m making two car holders!) ( If I was to do it again..I would pick something  a little more heavy duty. the flannel worked fine…but I don’t love the way it pulls when all the cars are in….)

I sewed up all the edges…

and for the top added some iron on interfacing to make it sturdy..then I folded this over and sewed…

all the sides neat and tidy…
took a piece of fabric…measured it…ironed all the sides back and then ran a stitch through the top
then I pinned into place and sewed the three remaining sides onto the flannel.
then I measured (yeah I know ACTUALLY measured!)
Mine were about 2 1/2 inches apart..then I placed a pin to mark where I was going to sew..
(I measured using one of my sons hot wheels to make sure it fit. I also measured using a lighting mcqueen cause they are a bit bigger.
Now if the last pocket is bigger than the rest….let if be…all my son’s cars are different shaped….he’s going to need some bigger pockets!!!!
and then I repeated…
and repeated
and repeated
and repeated….

I bought some dowels…and painted them…

then sweet talked my dad into trimming off about 10 inches…

which could be turned into drumsticks…but I don’t hate myself enough to do that…so I just hoarded them away until I can find something to make with them!

then I bought some ribbon:

and tied (and then I did a hot glue one..both work!) it onto the ends of the dowel..
and then hang…
three rows are CARS from CARS!
now…I’m off to make about 4 more…cause it didn’t even make a dent in the boys car collection!

Pickup some creativity

I remembered seeing this on SYTYC…so I tracked it down. she’s got a tutorial for it..but I will tell you the truth…she is a great sewer.  Mine is a lot more….shall me say, lazier? way of doing it. You know me…I eyeball everything and measure once and cut a few times. and then buy some new fabric and start over cause I messed it up…she actually has one of those fancy pancy see through rulers to help you cut straight. I know. Go her.
and check out my barbie diy!
barbie organizer

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.