So did anyone else make anything for the Craft Your Ride contest? I searched around on here to see if other people were doing stuff, but couldn't find anything...
I was inspired by Scion's marketing idea of tweaking their cars to your own personality and style, so I wanted to make something that was modifiable and sort of uni-sex. I used a rectangular shape with rounded edges to mimic the shape of the car. After thinking about car accessories that could double for use outside of the car, this hipslinger/car organizer is what I came up with:
**Recent Edit: My brother suggested I come up with a name for the project- what do you all think of "Transformer::Transporter"? I can't decide if it sounds futuristic or just confusing**
There are double belt loops on the back, so you can use the top row for hanging the open organizer from your car seat, or you can close the organizer in half and use the bottom row to wear it as a belt.
Here is me wearing the hipslinger, but holding it open to show what it would look like as the hanging organizer (it's about 13" tall and 10.5" wide- sorry for not using centimeters if you don't live in the U.S.
And the final product closed, so you can see the little gear embellishments:
You can't see it in the photos, but the upper left pocket closes with velcro, so you can still store things in there when the top part is folded over and they won't fall out. I used a parachute buckle on the belt (the kind where the buckle is kind of like a prong that you have to squeeze into the clasp, if that makes sense). And the part that I'm most proud of is the fact that I almost didn't make this project because I don't own a sewing machine, but then decided that I wanted to do it enough to just bite the bullet and hand sew
the entire thing!
Sorry for such a massive post, but I'm super proud of this and really wanted to share it with everyone! I'm very indebted to the Craftster bag tutorials- I kind of "Frankensteined" bits and pieces of a few tutorials to plan this.
What do you all think?!