cozy car caddy tutorial

Thanks to everyone who voted for this project in the So You Think You're Crafty competition!  It was an exciting week.

Without further ado ...

Cozy Car Caddy Tutorial

Materials used:
two pieces of denim (17 x 10 inches and 17 x 6 inches)
one piece of Duck Cloth or other heavy fabric (17 x 10 inches)
gray and yellow felt (gray felt cut to 17 x 3 inches, yellow felt cut into seven 1 x 1/4 inch pieces
White Piping (two 17 inch pieces)
6" belting
1" Velcro
scrap fabric for applique
freezer paper, sponge brush, and acrylic paint
sewing machine and supplies




1.  Cut your fabric.  I used an old pair of jeans for the denim and duck cloth for the front.  Between the two heavy fabrics, it makes for a sturdy car caddy.
 
2.  Take your 17 x 6 inch piece of denim, fold it in half, and press.  This will be used for the car pockets.  Line up the raw edges of the denim with the bottom on the duck cloth and pin in place.  Sew along the bottom edge to secure.
 
3.  Sew vertical lines through all the fabric (3 layers, since the denim is folded in half), spacing the lines 2.75 inches apart.  Be sure to back stitch at the top and bottom.  If your child is especially rough on pockets, you may consider going over each line a second time.
 
4.  Sew your road piece centered in the top half of the duck cloth.  Pin the road dashes in place and sew around each dash using a coordinating thread.  Set the duck cloth aside.

5.  Add a car applique to the denim backing.  Center the car in the bottom half of the denim (see photo below).  When the caddy is folded together, the top half of the denim will be inside.
I used scrap cotton fabric for the car body and felt for the wheels.  You can use a fusible web like Wonder Under to hold your applique in place.  I was all out, so I just pinned and sewed. 
 
6.  Add decorative piping to the top and bottom of the denim backing.  Actually, add the piping all the way around as well ... I only had enough on hand for the top and bottom.  ;)
Line up the raw edge of the piping with the raw edge of the denim.  Pin in place and sew in place
along the existing stitch line on the piping.

7.  Pin the 6 inch piece of belting to the denim fabric, again lining it up centered on the edge of the bottom half of the denim piece (see photo above).  Leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch overhang, so it will be enclosed between the denim and duck cloth layers when they are sewn together.  Stitch the belting in place using about a 1/4 inch seam (go over it a few times for extra strength)

I forgot to take a few pictures at this point ... bear with me.

8.  I added my velcro pieces last, but now would actually be a better time to do it.  Sew one side of the velcro to the end of your belting strap, and the other piece in the center of your car applique.

9.  Lay the denim piece and the duck cloth piece on top of each other, right sides facing together, and pin.  Sew around the edges using a 1/4 inch seam (try to follow the seam of the piping along the top and bottom).  Leave about a 3 inch gap for turning the caddy right side out.

10.  Turn the caddy right side out and pin the opening closed.  Sew around the entire outside edge again, closing the opening.  Go slowly around the bottom corners - all that denim gets thick.

11.  Fold the caddy in half horizontally and make a crease.  Sew a seam, following the crease, down the middle of the caddy (between the pockets and the road - see the final product photo for seam placement).  This will make the caddy easier to fold up.
 
12.  Using the templates found at the end of this post, cut the numbers out of freezer paper.  If you've never done freezer paper stenciling, you can find easy instructions at Angry Chicken (and everywhere else online - do a google search and I promise you'll find tons of help).

I sponged 3 light layers of white acrylic paint for my numbers (let each layer dry before applying another).

Fill your pockets with matchbox cars, and you are ready to roll.
  

 
Here's how it folds:  Fold the caddy in half so the road meets the pockets.  Then fold in thirds.  Wrap the strap around the front and velcro closed.
 


Enjoy!

p.s.  This project is similar to Sharla's Car Cozie at My Little Gems, who I have just recently gotten acquainted with.  If you plan to make this project, you should check out her tutorial as well, since they are different and you might like her construction better. 

Also, check out this awesome car caddy/crayon roll combo project at Create Studio.  Love it!

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Rebecca said...

Thanks so much! I'm making this for my 2 year old nephew and was trying to just go off how yours looked.

Andrea and Casey said...

Thank you! I loved this project!

Nicole Bergman said...

That's so cute! What a neat idea.

vanessa said...

This is such a great idea--thank you for sharing it.

Melissa said...

I have been wanting to make this for my son ever since I saw it on SYTYC site! I LOVE it! Thank you for the great tutorial! :)

Christina said...

I LOVE It!

Cari said...

My son is getting some matchbox cars in his stocking this year. This would be perfect to go with! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kent and Katie said...

My little girl only has little boy friends and THIS makes the PERFECT birthday present!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing for free!! YOu are just lovely.

Misty said...

Yay!! I fell in love with this when I saw it on SYTYC and have been waiting for the tutorial! Thank you!

Melanie said...

This is totally cute. You have such good ideas! Now I can update that mystery link where I blogged about this :)

Tiffany said...

YES! I was soooo hoping you posted a tute for this!
Cant wait to make it, thanks thanks thanks!

Nancy said...

I love all your crafts. I have been waiting for this tutorial since I first saw this on the SYTYC. Yesterday was my grandson's birthday party. At 4:00AM I couldn't stop thinking about how cute the little skateboards I bought would look in this, so I made it with just the pictures. Now I know the next one I make will be better. Thanks

Vik said...

Oh wow, this is awesome!!!!

Heather said...

This is so cute. I'm going to make this for my 14 month old son for Christmas. He LOVES cars!!! Thanks for the idea.

Deanna said...

I LOVE it! I so need more time before Christmas.

dearmrsreese said...

I knew this was yours the second I saw it. Great job!

dearmrsreese said...

I knew this was yours the second I saw it. Great job!

The Notetaker said...

Thanks for sharing, this is darling.

Just Rhonda said...

i voted for this!!! I love it! I am making two for christmas! Thanks for posting this! I've got to get sewing!

Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. You are great Jill! I also wanted to mentioned how excited I was to see you featured on OhDeeDoh recently (one of my favorite sites). I really appreciated you mentioning my blog as one of your favs; you totally made my day!!! Take care and have a wonderful holiday :)

-Colleen
(www.craftpad.com)

michele said...

thanks so much for this tutorial! i made one today and linked to you on my blog if you'd like to take a looky :)

http://mfnusz.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-caddy.html

Sarah said...

Thanks for the link Jill. I really liked how you used jeans for the car pockets. Owen has used his car caddy I made for him a ton and it's already starting to show wear on the pockets. If I did it again I think I would use decorative fabric for the background and jean fabric for the pockets. Just a note if anyone wants to whip up one of these. (it's simple!)
-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I made this last night. Only problem was that I broke about 5 needles, trying to get through the 2 corners on the side with the pockets. My machine just bent and snapped every needle. Good thing I had tons of extras!

Atticelf said...

I wish mine were a smidge younger! What a cute idea.

dana said...

hooray! I've been looking forward to this.
Jill, you need to sell your patterns. Doing that has opened my eyes. People will buy them!

Mrs A said...

Just made two for my boys! Not a pretty as yours but their cars now have homes :D thanks!

Krista said...

That is the coolest thing! I think it might have to go in my little guys stocking... from Santa of course!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

That is so cute!! Wonderful for those special cars

Keri said...

Thanks for the great idea. After seeing it on So You Think You're Crafty I had to make one for myself.
http://sewincrediblycrafty.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-cozi.html

V and Co. said...

i absolutely love your car cozie. soooo adorable!

Brittany said...

This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing. I'm totally linking this post to my blog so I can remember it later.

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

jill this is darling!makes me wish for a little boy!

Ashley Mason said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can't wait to make a few of these for my girls!

Danielle said...

so glad you are a crafting mom for BOYS! there is always so much cute stuff for little girls, I love your blog because you make adorable BOY stuff.. Thanks for the ideas..

Cissy said...

Oooh, do I have enough time/opportunity/energy to make this before Christmas? Or even two of them, one for each of my younger boys?

Maybe I'll try it for their birthdays instead.

Warren and Sharleen said...

TIP: felt tends to ball up - especially when cars are being raced up and down it - I'd use a different type of fabric.
That said, I LOVE this craft! Thanks for the tutorial!

Julie said...

I made one this afternoon and put it up on my blog (with a link to your site)! Thanks!
http://cantgeteneff.blogspot.com/2009/12/one-more-christmas-present.html

Sew Much Ado said...

What a cute idea! I want to make one of these.

Rebecca said...

I made mine this week!

nasagreen.blogspot.com

Thanks again!

afroditazeta said...

Thank you from Barcelona!
Monica:)

Alicia said...

Jill, you never cease to amaze me. I will SO be making this for my son's birthday! He will love it - and I'll love it because I'm ALWAYS looking for a better way to carry around all his matchbox cars!

The Cahoons! said...

Thank you, thank you for putting up this tutorial! I have been planning on making this for one of my nephews for Christmas ever since the "green" week. I'm not the best sewer so you just made my life so much easier! I'm loving your stuff on S.Y.T.Y.C. Thanks again for sharing the goodness!

heddomarie said...

Thanks for posting this tutorial! I want to make one so bad but since I am currently without a sewing machine, I suggested my sister in law make it for my son for Christmas. I am hoping she does! If not, I asked for a sewing machine for christmas.. So cute!

Staci said...

I just made one of these for a Christmas gift and it turned out SO cute!! I will be making another one for my little boy.

Staci said...

I just made one of these for a Christmas gift and it turned out SO cute!! I will be making another one for my little boy.

Amanda Pedro said...

thank you for the awesome tutorial. I have linked it to my blog
http://latenightstamper.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-cozy.html
cheers

Anonymous said...

Jill, I think this is one of the most functional and adorable projects yet. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and patterns for free.

-Laura

Natalie said...

This turned out so cute! Any way to keep little boys occupied is great! Thanks for sharing so many great projects this year!! I did a car-mat for my boys for Christmas, you should check it out!!

http://centsiblychicsisters.blogspot.com/2010/01/homemade-car-mat-for-christmas-nat.html

-natalie

Mutti said...

Thank you! I can't wait to make this for my twin grandsons! One each! It looks so easy! You are terrific!

The Three Amigos said...

I finally did it!! Thank you for the tutorial, I love this little project and plan on making more later on. Love your site as well!! You're amazing!

I wanna be creative said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial - birthday presents for toddler boys now underway! First attempt (with traffic light) at http://www.flickr.com/photos/iwannabcreative/4265491106/

lucann said...

I LOve ya! this is the idea of the year! :D maybe the best i've ever found.... <3 THANKS!! my nephew will LOVE it :)

Cherry Tree Lane said...

I am OBSESSED.

Nancy said...

I've made one as a birthday gift and will be making another for my little guy. Thanks for sharing. I've posted it on my blog:

http://rabbitandpiggie.blogspot.com/2010/01/car-cozy.html

emily said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I made one for my nephew for Christmas and he loved it. You can check it out here

Fosi said...

Your post gave me inspiration.
I linked back!

http://fosii.blogspot.com/2010/01/bir-annebir-cocuk.html
Thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

LOOOOVE THIS!!!! what a great idea!

Georgi said...

I love that you used "solid" colours so as not to distract from the road and cars with fun fabric! We leave for holidays on Monday, do you think I can whip one up?! I'll try and post it if I make it! Great tutorial - you are a very generous blogger!
Cheers,
Georgi

Anonymous said...

I finally made mine!!! It was all out of fleece I happened to have lying around, but the kids love it more than I thought!!!

Anonymous said...

oops, forgot the link!

http://lostnlovinlife.livejournal.com/

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Here's my attempt at http://twiddle-thumbs3.blogspot.com/2010/01/cozy-car-caddy-by-jill.html

Thanks for all your great ideas!

Natalia said...

This is a darling caddy! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to link to it on my blog http://sewwhattoday.blogspot.com

Staci said...

This is such a great tutorial Jill! I made one for my nephew for Christmas and it turned out absolutely adorable. He calls it his "package" and carts it around everywhere. :) Can't wait to make one for my son next.

AlchemyJunk said...

jill... I just found your blog and all I can say is "Thanks a lot!" I'm a decor-junky with a craft monster that lives inside my head. I keep him at bay with my decorating hobby-turned-addiction and can usually just appreciate others crafty-ness and projects. but now after seeing your felt house I HAVE to make not 1 but 2 for my daughters! AND of course I HAVE to make this car tote for my son. Where I'm going to find the time to do all this is beyond me.... but the craft monster has been unleashed. You have a gift!

by night said...

Hi Jill!
Thank you for this great idea and super tutorial. I made one of these for my friend's one year old son and he loved it right away (He dropped his favorite teddy and said "VROOOOOOM" as he saw it ;-))
I posted some pics on my blog: madebynight.blogspot.com
I just haven't made up my mind yet on how to name it in French...
Thank you also for having such a great and inspiring blog!

Rachelle Luitjens said...

I absolutely love this! I need to make one for each of my boys right away.

Supersue said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I had a lot of fun making this for my two friends' boys. Blogged it here http://charmandwhimsy.typepad.com/supersue/2010/01/broke-into-my-japanese-fabric-stash-for-a-matchbox-car-cozy.html

Thanks again for all the tutorials, I get so much inspiration from your site :)

Joy said...

Just found this and I was so excited to find something so cute for a boy! I have linked to you. Thanks, Joy www.mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

Christie said...

I'm making these for my boys for Valentine's day:). Yea!

(on step 2, I think you mean 17x6" piece, right?)

Mariane said...

This is absolutely fantastic! Hubby and I decided we weren't going to buy our boys (2 1/2 and 1 year olds) anymore toys for a LONG while, as they have too many already. However, putting their little toy cars in one of these caddies would be a new novelty and would be great to throw in the pram on our outing. Thank you for sharing this tutorial

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Love the extra little detail! If only my son were younger. Thanks for sharing! I've posted a link.

Natalie said...

This is awesome! Thank you for sharing!! I am totally going to make this for my son! I already went to the store and got everything! :) Thanks again!

ideku handmade said...

love ur little car in a pocket!! :)
thanks for the tutorial :)

Joy said...

I have made 3 of these so far and they have been a hit! Will definitely be making a few more soon. Great idea and your tutorial was so easy to follow. I posted a link to you on my blog.
http://mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com/2010/02/jean-twirly-skirt.html

Evette Mendisabal said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Jill. I made one for my little guy ... with a few minor changes. Thought I'd say thanks and let you know that I linked back to your site too.
http://themendisabals.blogspot.com/2010/02/luccas-car-caddy.html

You're very creative, thanks for sharing your talents.

Evette

Alison said...

Jill, you are amazing!!! I also featured your idea on my blog http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/02/wednesdays-wowzers-all-about-cars-and.html with ideas all about cars and trucks. Thanks so much!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Seriously - the cutest thing ever! Putting this on my to do right away! Thanks so much for sharing and the wonderful tutorial! Have a great weekend!

Amanda Pedro said...

Thanks for such a great idea for my gift cupboard! I love making them. your tutorial is very easy to follow. I've made one to give away for my 500th post. and have linked it back to you.
thanks so much for your inspirations
http://latenightstamper.blogspot.com/2010/02/500th-post-give-away.html

Melanie said...

I love this!! I made one for my nephew and am so excited to give it to him. Such a great idea!

amy said...

thanks so much for the tutorial! handsewn this for my boy and he loved it! :)

http://mackiefamily.blogspot.com/2010/03/car-caddy-and-my-new-year-resolution.html

kristy said...

I just finished 3 of these little wonders- 2 for gifts and one for my boy! Thanks for a great project!

Jess- said...

Jill I just love your work! I had to copy this great project. A link to my version is here: http://icopiedthat.blogspot.com/2010/03/toddler-gift-car-cozy.html
Thanks, as always, for the great projects!
-jess

Jenny said...

Thank you for the great tutorial!! I made it for one of my daughter's friends. I hope he loves it! http://www.eagerlittlemind.com/2010/03/20/car-caddy/

Lee said...

Just finished mine for my 3 year old nephew. Thanks for the help!

www.canuckcraft.blogspot.com

Anja said...

Hi!

I made one for my little son and showed it on my blog. If you want to have a look:

http://butzelmaennchen.blogspot.com/2010/03/parkplatz-suche.html

I linked to your tutorial.

Regards
Anja

maria said...

This little project is so cute!
And perfect for making small gifts for little boys.

Poutine

Marjorie said...

Hello, I have a blog that aims to identify all the tutorials that can be found on blogs. I put a link to your blog (and not the explanation) but I let you put your pictures? thank you and congratulations for your blog marjorie http://tutoriels-loisirs-creatifs.over-blog.com

Laurence said...

Thank you !!
That's a very good idea, for sure !

Kim said...

thanks for the tut. i just posted a couple i made... finally at http://kimsprojectsandideas.blogspot.com/2010/04/car-caddy.html

flom said...

thank you so much for this tuto
I made on for my little boy and he love it !!
http://mes-petites-lubies.over-blog.com/article-circuit-de-poche-49027056.html
merci beaucoup
amitié
flo

Kimara@weefolkart said...

This is incredible and oh so portable. Thanks for sharing the idea. I'll be linking on Facebook.

Muriel said...

Hello, I found several 'babies' of your tuto on the Net and just finished a garage for my 8 year old son. Have a look on the pictures on my blob http://muriste.blogspot.com/2010/04/idee-fixe-decidement.html
We love it! Thanks for your beautiful tutorials. Mu

petiteabeille said...

Hello !
venant du blog ...http://petitsprojets.canalblog.com/archives/2010/04/29/17726705.html#comments
Vos réalisations sont magnifiques !!

http://bzzzbzzz.canalblog.com/

thelma said...

merci pour l'idée ! fait aujourd'hui pour le plus grand bonheur du p'tit dernier !

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Thank you for this amazing tutorial... just linked back to you: http://acraftyescape.blogspot.com/2010/05/car-cozie.html

La Mère said...

Merci merci !
J'en ai cousu 16 pour l'anniversaire de ma grande fille !

La Mère said...

Merci merci !
J'en ai cousu 16 pour l'anniversaire de ma grande fille !

Moineau16 said...

This is just perfect: my nephew will LOVE it. Thank you s much for the tutorial.

Jen said...

I just made mine! Love it... great tutorial! Thank-you!

http://spools.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/vroom-vroom/

Isa said...

Thank You, I just made mine too ! You can see it here.


http://madeinisa.blogs.marieclaireidees.com/archive/2010/05/10/couture-du-week-end.html

Isa

Isapurple said...

Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

Alauna said...

Excellent ! Thank you very much !

El@die said...

Thank you very much !
This garage is becoming the most famous garage in the world !

Evelyne said...

Thanks for this great tutorial !
It helps... when you have to prepare some birthday presents !!!!
You might see my pocket garages here : http://abricotetlavande.canalblog.com/

... merci beaucoup ...

Brocante de Margote said...

c'est génial!!! merci bcp et à très bientôt!

estela castro alves said...

I loved the idea of this organizer stands now going to the restaurant, will be much more fun! Thank you.

Fabie said...

I did it !
Thank you so much, my son loves it so much !
You make so many great things... I come and visit your blog regularly !
Take care (baby's coming soon I think :-).

My version is there : http://archibald3.canalblog.com/archives/2010/05/19/17940204.html#comments
Fabie

Anonymous said...

thank you so much

http://stef6480.over-blog.fr/article-cosy-car-caddy-50706903.html

BluRayn said...

Oh my goodness, that is just tooo cute!! I've got 3 boys ranging from 1-10 and they would all love this!! Plus a close friend has a 1 yr old whose birthday is coming up soon, my niece is pregnant with boy #2 and this would make a great present for her 2 yr who's about to be 3, and our neighbor is pregnant with her #2, also another boy, so this would be a great big brother gift! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Too adorable, thanks for the tutorial!!

Tcilou said...

So good!!
Thanks for this tutorial!
I translated it in french....and if you allow me, I would put it in my blog,( http://tcilou.over-blog.com/ ) with your photos first, later may be with mine (when I attempt this project) but always linking to your blog....

I hope my translation is faithful, because my english is not really good!

CORINNE said...

What a great garage! would you sell it to the french mum of a two year old boy? Thanks and congratulation for your work.
COCO

Judy said...

So cute! I saw this and had to make one for my son, who loves it.
I posted my own tutorial since I changed a few things, but would have never figured it out without your tutorial! Thanks so much!

MarielleD said...

thanks you for this tutorial, I make one for my little boy.
http://marielled.canalblog.com/

Natalie said...

Wow this is so perfect my son is going to love this!!! Thanks!

lagon said...

thx for your tutorial

I adapted it to make a portable airport (no photo sorry) and a portable jurassic area :
click

Melissa said...

Just finished my version! See it here: http://melissasprojects.blogspot.com/2010/06/car-caddy.html

Thank you so much for your inspiration and tutorial!!!

Titelle said...

I've just done one, thanks for the tutorial and the idea, it's really great!!
Meric beaucoup :)

uncafevite said...

merci merci !
grand succès ici...

Anonymous said...

thanks for this great tutorial, I just finished one for my almost 3 years ols son, he will love it :) Helena

Craig said...

OH MY WORD! I LOVE THIS !!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!
I just came across this post through a google search for something else, but boy am I glad I clicked here. I have been thinking of doing something similar for my little guys trains. But now we may have to do one for cars too. Again.... I love this! It is just soooo cute.

natacha said...

Merci pour le tuto!!
maintenant, il y a une version en Ardèche (France) ;-)
http://aiguilleecrayons.canalblog.com/

Something Wilde said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I just made one of these for my little guy for our upcoming road trip. I LOVE the way it turned out!
http://plumdumplingdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/07/some-un-digi-designs.html

erinmalia said...

thanks for sharing! my son loves his. http://ohthehubanity.blogspot.com/2010/08/latest-projects.html

Carmen said...

Love this, only ours will be full of tractors!! lol!!

Dora Ferreira said...

Obrigada pelo tutorial, vou fazer para meninos.

♥ Carine Calé ♥ said...

Amazing!!!

Thank You very much!!!

Best Regards, Carine

Daniela said...

Hi Jill, I had this tutoral saved for so long and I finally made one for my Alex before our trip to Croatia:
http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/2010/08/cps-182-car-caddy-and-trip-photos.html

Sell My Junk Car said...

wow! that's pretty cute, Imma do it myself, thanks for sharing :-)

Juliana de Cássia Braga Marques said...

Jill, I made mine this morning. Samuel is so happy! He is going to take it to school and play with his friends. Thank you a lot!!

Lorena said...

so I know I'm way behind everyone else but here in South America I just finished a car caddy for my 3-yr old son and nephew. thanks so much!

Marie-Christine Vallet said...

Just made one too, with some modifications of course see here http://mcvallet.blogspot.com/2010/10/quilted-car-cozy-caddy.html . Thanks for the tutorial

Lessons from the Boys said...

This really looks cool. I wanted to let you know that I posted a link to this on my blog at http://lessonsfromboys.blogspot.com/.

Déborah said...

I made it yesterday. Thank you so much for the good idea !!
http://jecoucicouca.canalblog.com/archives/2010/10/09/19285578.html

Regards !!

LadyJ said...

I made 3 of these for my boys for Christmas last night and I am going to use the same idea for one to hold Polly Pockets for my girl. :) Thanks so much.

Klusner said...

Really great blog, keep it up buddy…Thanks for sharing.

Jess Gilbert said...

Hi Jill!! I LOVE these, you really saved me on finding a handmade party favor for a boy. I made 4 of these recently and they turned out great! Thanks for the tutorial. You can see photos on my blog and I linked back to this page! http://suchislifephoto.com/blog/?p=292

paky said...

thanks for your idea !

I made one for a "grand brother"
It's funny to do it !!

you can see it :

http://lepetitmondedepaky.blogspot.com/2010/10/pochettes-pour-voitures-lpmdp.html

bye

Sparta Savings said...

Loved this idea! I have made these for Christmas gifts this year and featured it for my Linky Party! http://spartasavings.blogspot.com/2010/11/saving-christmas-week-3-link-party.html
Thanks for such great directions!

Anonymous said...

I loved making this. I linked you on my blog.
http://sharedthreads.wordpress.com/

Sarah said...

I absolutely loved making this for my 2.5 year old son. I had a few issues with the piping and messy stitches, but they were due to my sewing inexperience. Overall I am happy with how it turned out. Thanks so much for posting this, Jill! I included pictures on my blog and linked back to you at http://tysonandmiles.blogspot.com/2010/11/more-stocking-stuffers.html.

Sarah

Alison @ Stretch My Check said...

I just made this while my 2 year old napped. I can't believe that I made it! I haven't sewed since highschool and asked for a machine for Christmas. Well, your car caddy was my first project! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial.

viento said...

I have been wanting to make this for a long time now so I finally got started on it today. Funny thing is that I just noticed your templates!!!!! Of course I already cut out my cars and wheels lol. So my tires are no where near as round as everyone else's will be but hey. Thanks for this tut, I think it is the most aesthetically pleasing one on the web.

marmottou said...

Merci !

Voici le mien (ou plus exactement celui pour mon petit-fils)

http://marmottou.over-blog.fr/article-pochette-garage-en-tissu-62301284.html

Edit said...

very nice, thanx! I will maked for my little boy...

papelhilo-l'araignée said...

thanks a lot !
you can see mine here :
http://laraignee-fauchee.blogspot.com/2010/12/le-jeu-des-7-differences.html

chantal said...

trop sympa ton tuto ..je vais le faire merci et joyeux noel
amicalement titedamepicpatch

viento said...

I finally came back with pictures of my car rolls. Thank you again for the wonderful tutorial! Here is a link to the post on my blog with the pics. http://haceviento.blogspot.com/2010/12/car-rolls-and-rosettesas-i-promised.html

Linda said...

Thank you so much! I made mine a little simpler, but the kids love it!
http://handarbete.appelklyftig.com/#post59

Amber said...

wow you got lots of comments lol. well i used your tutorial and linked you on my blog so just posting to let ya know and thanks for the tut!! http://creativeconfessionsdeme.blogspot.com/

Engine Dynamometer Testing said...

This is definitely cute. I'm sure; kids will definitely love it, most especially those who loves racing cars.

Stephanie Smith said...

I made a similar car tote after seeing your post...http://stephaniesscrappingstation.blogspot.com/2011/01/out-for-sunday-drive.html.

SqueekersMcgee said...

I'm making three of these for xmas presents (yeah, I know, I'm starting insanely early!) But I have a question, how did you finish off the belting so that it doesn't fray?

homemade by jill said...

Way to start early! I just fold over the belting and do a tight zigzag over the cut edge to seal it off.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

feautured this on my blog today!!!

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

This is SO adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Capizoze said...

Thank you for this "patern".
I dont speak very well english but i want to leave a little comment also.
My cosy car is on my blog today!

Chiara said...

You can see mine here:
http://cooperativasullarte.blogspot.com/2011/04/creative-saturday-la-pista-portatile.html


Thank you Jill!

Katie said...

Nice work you are very talented, very nice!

shantel said...

That is great! I am featuring it on my blog on the 4th!
seemesew.blogspot.com

Emimy said...

Merci pour ce tuto, il est superbe !!! Ca y est j'ai fait le mien http://emimysfamily.canalblog.com/archives/2011/06/18/21425009.html#trackbacks
A bientôt

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I used your's and My Little Gem's for inspiration when I made a car cozy recently. I love your site!

I posted about it today. http://thisjourney-withjoy.blogspot.com/2011/06/young-boy-gift-car-cozy.html

TheCoolestSister said...

This is great! I'm making it for my brother who's turning 10!

Randa said...

Just made this for my young nephew - turned out great! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

[Link to the one I made http://aboutlifestar.blogspot.com/2011/07/pinterest-made-me-do-it.html]

Os Tartarouchos said...

Made my version for a birthday in last minute, from Galicia in Spain. I tought you would like to see :)
Thank you
http://tartarouchos.blogspot.com/2011/07/para-unha-nena-que-quere-ser-un-neno.html

sassy said...

great blog
I made 2 one for each of my boys, they are the perfect thing for taking out to dinner or to docs appointments! i added some buildings that lift up and the underneath building has a fire on it as my big boy loves fire fighting story play. Thank you for sharing I am so greatful for the generosity of bloggers. you can see the ones i made @ sassyssanity.blogpost.com
(ive linked it back to you i hope thats ok) im new to bloging

worldwidemom said...

WOW! this is so cute and thank you for your tutorial and for sharing the templates!

3PaM said...

I just posted on my blog the "extended version" of your car cozy. Great tutorial, thank you very much for sharing!
http://tespesalmiayo.blogspot.com/2011/09/una-funda-porta-coches.html

Sarah said...

This is so going on my winter project list! I love this:)

Lorelei said...

I made a version for some little friends of ours. They love it. Thank you. http://craftsmumship.com/2011/09/matchbox-car-caddy/

melissa said...

Did you draw the numbers freehand or did you use a font as a template? What font did you use? I'm looking for that exact same look to make an advent calendar!

Cathie said...

Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto ! Il est très bien expliqué ! Je viens de le faire pour mon neveu.

A Little Sweet said...

So a while ago I followed a link on Pinterest to the owl mobile you posted about and made it for my nephew. Then, I stumbled across the car carrier that you have in this post and I made it for my other nephew (the first ones big brother). While I was working on it I suddenly thought - hey this logo seems familiar. I checked the bookmark for the mobile and sure enough, it was you. So, short story long, I am SO following your blog!

Natalie said...

Thank you so much! I just made one of these for my son to keep him busy on our upcoming flight. He'll love it. I didn't have any heavy materials on hand so I just backed my fabric with interfacing and it turned out great. Thanks again!

Graine de blé noir said...

Thank you very much !
I made one for my daughter's son for Xmas. I hope he will like it !
Even if I do not read very well english, the photos and explanations are clear. Thanks a lot and merry Xmas !
http://www.canalblog.com/cf/fe/tb/?bid=881754&pid=23002274

papelhilo said...

here are mine : http://laraignee-fauchee.blogspot.com/2011/12/cadeaux-roulettes.html
thank you again !

PoissonVert said...

Thank you for this id.
my adaptation is here : http://natpouz.canalblog.com/archives/2011/12/29/23067096.html

MrsTerri said...

Thank you!! What a great way to use up old jeans!!

I think I will use freezer paper stenciling for the road marks as well. I'm not as patient as you obviously are!!

Great idea and superb tutorial. Thanks!

Terri
www.beyond-relevance.com

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Thank you for the inspiration!
http://www.amytriedit.com/2012/01/car-keeper-wallets.html

Jenny said...

Thank you for sharing your tutorial! So well written and easy to follow, and now I have a great little gift for my 2-year-old's birthday next week!

Happy Girl said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your tutorial! I just made this for my 22 month old grandson and he LOVES it! He opened it last night and his mama just told me that he asked for it this morning first thing. bless you for sharing!

Tiffany said...

I love this tutorial. I have made 4 of these for my nephews, my son and even my daughter! They all love them. You can see the one I made my son here: http://madeinajiffbytiff.com/2012/02/17/car-caddy/

Kitchen Benchtops said...

Love your tutorial! it's awesome! I was looking for something and this tutorial happened to pop up on. Thanks for being there!

bldine said...

Thank you so much ! this tuto is so much fun to do and my nephew will adore it ! i'm sure :)
I will offer it this week end then i will post a picture on my blog ... (sunday probably) ...
Thanks again ! Have a great day !

Oh la la said...

Thanks so much for this fantastic idea and great tutorial! I made one and it turned out lovely. I'll give it to my son on his fifth birthday this week, am sure it will be a success!

I made some adjustments and upgraded the road to a race track, see pictures here: http://createohlala.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-car-caddy.html

bloger said...

Ich stelle meine Lampe für 2min ans Fenster (jetzt im Winter geht das super) und dann kann ich das Tart ganz leicht rausmachen. Im Sommer stell ichs in den Kühlschrank. Das funktioniert auch super.

Aufbewahrung

Malona said...

Thanks for this tuto! i make it!

Kylie Smith said...

Thank you SOOOO much for this awesome tutorial!! I whipped one up this arvo and my son hasn't put it down yet!!!

flo said...

Thanks for the tuto. I have made it also car caddy. http://lescrapdeflo.canalblog.com/archives/2012/05/18/24290999.html

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Cliodana said...

thank's so much, my triplets boy are so happy, you can see here:
http://cliodana.blogspot.ca/2012/06/pochette-voiture.html

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to say that someone totally stole your tutorial. Rude! http://herthreadedneedle.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to.html

Kim said...

So adorable!!! I can't wait to start on one of these for a Christmas present. Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)
Kim

Rachel said...

This is great! I've been doing research for my own Matchbox car project. I linked you up on my inspiration post here http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/diy-matchbox-car-roundup/ Thanks for the great ideas!

Mike said...

When I was little I use to love playing with toy cars. I had this mate which had a road on it and I would drive the toy cars endlessly for hours on the carpet road. Man do we have imaginations as child.

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Haley - Ever Never Again said...

Hi Jill. Just wanted to let you know that I am linking to your tutorial. Thanks for all the great tutorials and patterns you share. You're my favorite : )

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I mean, you just have so much guts to go ahead and tell it like it is. You are what blogging needs, an open minded superhero who is not afraid to tell it like it is. This is definitely something people need to be up on.

to_does said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I made a similar one for my little nephew. He loved it!!!

http://to-does.blogspot.de/2012/12/frohe-weihnachten.html

annely said...

Thanks for this great tutorial! Have made couple of this for my friends' kids, they all love it. My boy is next in line now:)
I linked this tutorial to my blog, hope you don't mind. Thanks again!
http://annelymakes.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/toy-car-case-for-little-travellers/

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