December 9, 2009

Car Cozi

I fell in love with the car cozi that Jill from homemade by jill made for So You Think You're Crafty challenge.  I knew I had to make one for my 2 year old nephew. Between Jills tutorial and the tutorial from My Little Gems I was able to make my own version.

I did a few things differently then the tutorials.  First, I used a really heavy interfacing that made the road part of the cozi really stiff so it could hold itself up if there isn't a hard surface to put it on.  Second, I decided to make my road windy instead of straight.  I thought that just a straight road might get boring sooner. I used No Sew Heat-n-Bond to attach the road lines, number and car decorations on the backing.

I had some leftover car fabric from the curtains that I made for my son's room that I cut up and appliquéd to the back of the cozi.  I put the cars just on the top portion so when the cozi is rolled up that is the part that shows.

I was able to make the entire thing from scraps that I had in my stash.  I love being able to use up my stash!

7 comments:

sharla@mylittlegems said...

that is so incredibly cute! I love what you did with the road ;) thanks so much for linking and letting me know! love it!

Jill said...

very cute! I also love the swervey road.

Che Birba said...

Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:
http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-by-blogspot-parte-ii.html

I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog, bye bye Laura!

Paola said...

I love your version, great that you got to use up some of your stash.

Lydia Stewart said...

Love it! That is so awesome!!! I so want one for Seth- but I don't want to do the work. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the curvy road!

Judy said...

I saw your link in one of the comments at Jill's post (yes, I just recently discovered her tutorial) and just wanted to say I love how it turned out! The curvy road is cute and original!
I made a car caddy recently and had so much fun with it. Even better, my son plays with it regularly, which makes all the effort totally worth it.