A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 297,148
Currently Running With Scissors:
535 Guests and 27 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Little one's car playmat roll thingy  (Read 5229 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
threegirlsandaboy
« on: January 17, 2009 04:35:01 PM »

I just made this for a nephew's birthday.  Isn't this the greatest fabric?  It's Michael Miller's "Merryville."  Anyway, after months of searching for the perfect playmat, I saw this blog a couple of weeks ago(http://jcaroline.typepad.com/jcaroline/2008/07/merryville-play.html).  I hurried to  order the fabric on Ebay and made this.  It's just backed with denim and there's a little topstitching to keep things in place if it's washed.   I only used a fat quarter-sized piece of the fabric, so I still have 3 more panels left out of the yard I bought.  The mat ended up roughly 17X21". 


I added an attached zippered pouch for the cars:


Here it is all rolled up:


My son thought this was for him, so he's been asking where it is all day.  I guess I'd better go get started on his.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
jamc100
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009 05:02:20 PM »

That is the cutest thing ever! I wish I had a sewing machine, and some sewing skill! My son loooves cars, he would be so happy to have this!

Good job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
teachingjonah
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 08:38:09 AM »

The zippered pouch on the side is great idea and I do love the fabric.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5523
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009 10:50:48 PM »

That is way cool. You're such a great aunt.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Jatoha
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009 05:49:54 AM »

That's really nice!

That brings back memories-- I found a fabric remnant with a town and streets on it when my kids were little.   It wasn't nearly as detailed and cute as that one,  though.   I think that thing got more use than any toy.  The kids would set up lego towns, stuffed animal towns, Hot Wheels' races! 

The one thing I wished was that mine had a pouch to store stuff in, or a way to make it portable--- i always planned to sew it into a tote bag or something, but never got around to it.

Your nephew will enjoy that for years to come, I swear!
« Last Edit: January 20, 2009 05:51:23 AM by Jatoha » THIS ROCKS   Logged

threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009 06:55:20 AM »

Thanks for the compliments!  There wasn't much to do after finding the fabric.  I think the Michael Miller Co. is very clever for coming up with fabrics like this!!  I wish I could find something along these lines for my youngest daughter.  She'd love a little take-along Princess play mat. 
Jatoha, that's a nice memory.  Thanks for sharing! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
momster
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 07:14:25 AM »

That is so cool!  My 3 yo son loves cars & all things car related.  I especially like the little pouch to put a few cars in & keep with the mat.  Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Eliea
Tutorial Contributor

Proverbs 31:13 "She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
Offline Offline

Posts: 10463
Joined: 09-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009 08:52:35 AM »

what an awsome idea! And the fabric was a great find!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
katcraft
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009 10:28:35 AM »

Such a great idea! I love the little zipper bag with cars attached. I HAVE to make one for my son. Too bad we missed Christmas and his b-day is today! I'll just be early for next year...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

-kathryn
hollyrh
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009 04:12:44 PM »

I love this! That fabric is wonderful. And the little pocket is a great idea. My son is the same way... I end up making him one of everything I make for everyone else's kids!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Two of my projects were chosen as Craftster Best of 2008! More tutorials at my blog: Stitch/Craft Creations
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Serein Wu: My Week in Beauty Challenge Part 1
Miranda Mendoza: My Week in Beauty Challenge
Megan Moore: My Week in Beauty Challenge
Marianna Hewitt: My Week in Beauty Challenge
Mallory Cornelison: My Week in Beauty Challenge
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.