Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 1 - Homemade Car Wallet for Boys

Welcome to day 1 of our series! We're really excited for this and I hope that it will help create a restful Christmas season for you and give you a few ideas.

For my first gift, I decided to make something for the cutest nephew in the world, Gavin.

Isn't he adorable?!
He has a bit of a rough time being the only boy among so many girl cousins, not that he complains, but when he starts walking around with dolls because there are no "boy" toys for him, I knew it was time to make something for him.

This project took me about 45 minutes from start to finish and the total cost was $0 since I used fabric that I already had in my stash.

The wallet folds up and has a nice little pocket that's the perfect size for storing cars. I used strong felt to give it a little more structure. To make your own, you'll need two types of fabric plus two strips of black for your road, coordinating thread, and elastic to close it (or you could use buttons or a snap).

Cut two pieces of fabric 11"x 22". Use a cup to round the edges of one side of both pieces of fabric. Sew your black road pieces onto the interior fabric. Use yellow thread to create your road lines. Place your two fabric pieces right sides together with your piece of elastic squeezed between (If you're using a snap, attach it before this). Sew your pieces of fabric together with a 1/2" seam. Trim the corners and Turn right side. Cut your felt or whatever you use as a stabilizer into three different pieces. Place in the newly made pocket. Fold your bottom pocket over and top stitch around the top of the pocket. Topstitch around the whole wallet to give it a nice crisp edge and to keep the felt in place. Fold up wallet size and you're done!

If you have any questions about the steps, feel free to email me, but I hope I've made it clear enough for you!

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  1. what a cute idea!!! Bet my son would love it too, but I have 0 sewing skills. I hope you have some no-sew Xmas ideas for me :)

    1. Thanks Amber, you could always try making it with a napkin and add some ribbing and a pocket with a hot glue gun!


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