Another Awesome Boy Gift Idea
I’m seriously LOVING all the awesome tutorials out there right now for gifts for boys. Since learning how to sew last year, I’ve found loads of awesome things out there for Cake but not so many things for all the little boys in my life! When I came across THIS I knew I just had to make it for someone! So since I needed a gift for one of my nephew’s who is four almost five I thought this was perfect because he’s old enough not to toss the cars around when he’s sitting in his carseat
because lets face it, if I gave something like this to Nay to play with in the car he’d totally toss all the cars and then cry until I could pick them all back up again and put them back in the adorable little pockets.
I chose different materials than Jill did, firstly when I went into fabricland and asked for duck cloth, the sales associate didn’t know what that was…yeah…so anyway another associate knew and then said they didn’t sell it but after seeing Jill’s tutorial suggested a medium weight canvas. So, I bought my canvas and then left knowing that I still had several old shirts I could repurpose rather than buying any denim.
I also opted to use fabric paint for the numbered pockets since that was a lot easier. I sewed on the road and then used gorilla glue to put on the yellow dash’s. The most fun part was going to the toy store to pick out the cars, poor Nay had about 25 cars in the cart and got rather annoyed when I told him we only needed six. Cake had some input as well, she chose quite a few pink and purple ones, but I wasn’t sure that Tristan the recipient would enjoy that so we only kept one of the purple ones!
I really enjoyed making this, and it made it even more special for me to know that Tristan liked it so much and has something special made just for him by his Aunt Jenn. Unfortunately, I don’t even have a picture of him with it since during the opening all four kids were going at once and it was pandemonium!!!
Aren’t handmade gifts the best? I think so too! Go check out the awesome tutorial for this car caddy and then go make it!
Just don’t confuse those poor people at Fabricland by asking about duck cloth. Oh how I wish Joanne’s was in Canada 😦