Hey y'all! I finally finished it! This little project really only took about 2 hours to make, but working around Gavin to keep it a surprise, it took 2 weeks from the time I started it to completed. I'll be 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow, and wanted to make Gavin a special surprise gift to put in his "big brother" activity for the big day at the hospital. I knew that I wanted to handsew it (because I could do that quietly around Gavin), it needed to be a portable, quiet toy that he could use many times, and since he LOVES cars, this seemed like the perfect project to make: a travel-size, car play mat that is easy to fold and go. It also, fits perfectly in my purse!
- $6 for the toy cars
- $1 for a pack of felt from the dollar store
- I already had the scrap denim material and all the thread, needle, pins, etc.
- $6 for a pack of fabric markers (to paint the lines on the road and numbers on the pockets)
I started by laying out and cutting the felt, and designing the "scenery" and roads.
Some of the car mat's features include:
a couple of trees,
one small pond,
and a big red barn.
There is also a brown "dirt road" because I ran out of black felt for "pavement". :-)
I sewed all of these little pieces to a large piece of tan colored felt. Next I sewed the entire scene to a square scrap of denim material from an old pair of Jesse's work jeans.
The "garage" pockets for the hotwheel, matchbox cars are also made from scrap denim.
I seriously love how well this little fold-up-and-go toy turned out. I'm sure Gavin will have hours of fun using it!
What homemade toys have y'all made?
Have y'all been working on any sewing projects lately?