Project Ninety Six: Three Roll-Up Car Carry Cases
After seeing a similar thing on Pinterest, I knew I had to make one of these for The Boy, and finally I got the chance to have a go a few days ago. My first attempt was fine, it did the job, but I wasn’t entirely happy with the road, it looked a bit too simple, so I then improved the design and made two more, to sell on my stall.
I found the car fabric in John Lewis (well, actually The Boy found it, I was busy looking at the pretty new Amy Butler fabrics they had in) and bought some red cotton fabric to go with it. I used a strip of fabric form some old black cords The Boy had outgrown for the first car carry case I made, and then used some dark gray cotton fabric for the roads in the second two carry cases. As well as the tie, I also attached a magnetic clasp to help keep it closed.
For the roads in the second two carry cases, I made the white markings by simply stitching lines along the fabric using the button-hole setting on my machine (basically a very small close zig-zag stitch) and the end result was really effective.
I think these are great little things to make if you have a car obsessed child, the rolled-up carry case fits easily into a handbag and would be great for entertaining a small child when out and about. As well as keeping all the cars together it provides a road to play with the cars on. I was thinking it would be really cool to extend it by having lots of pieces of road that you can attach to each other with Velcro to make longer roads (a bit like the wooden Brio train sets, but with fabric) but that’s a project for another day, when I’m not busy trying to make supplies to sell on my stall. I recommend this to anyone, it’s a really easy project to do.