With less than a week of crafting time my husband reminded me of my Nephews birthday. Yikes. I needed to make something and pop it in the mail and really only had 3 days to do it. So I went through my “I want to make this” list and picked out the Cozy Car Caddy by homemade by jill. I needed some fabric but of course he tells me late at night when all the stores are closed. Since we just moved I have a giant box of clothing to donate. That became my personal fabric shop. I used my husband’s old shirt for the pockets leaving the buttons on because I thought they added to the charm. The road was a pair of my old work pants. the brown cords and jean material were from some other discarded pants.
I expected this to be a really quick project but then I got fancy. I do have a tendency to make things harder than the should be. I picked out a different car appliqué. I choose the retro muscle car from puddle jumping designs. I shrunk the pattern for the car to be half the size and hand stitched the felt to the jeans. After I did the applique I realized that I needed a different closure. Jill’s had a strap that attached the center of her appliqué with Velcro. I didn’t want to sacrifice my car design so I used a magnetic snap which I carefully placed before I sewed my mat closed.
I’ll be making a few more of these.