Saturday, January 9, 2010

Car Organizers

I found this excellent tutorial here, which inspired me in making these. But because I didn't have sturdy fabric around, I decided to use two old garments that were on their way to the rag bag. The cool thing is that I still get to enjoy my hubby's western shirt and my favorite courderoy skirt that I wore nearly everyday for the last few years on end.I forgot to take a pic of the finished skirt one,

but it's just very basic with about 5 square pockets on it and less frills than the denim one.I forgot to take a pic of the western shirt before chopping it up, but you can probably imagine it.The little hook on the back of the shirt becomes a great place to put a carabiner, where you can stash ponytail holders, keys, or pacifiers.

I even re-used the tag, figuring it would hold pens.

My pics of it in the car didn't turn out so well, so here is my daughter holding it up to give you an idea of how it works. The elastic at the bottom goes around the seat of the car to help hold it tight against the car seat.

Since I sit in the back with the kids on long car trips, these organizers really bless me! The brown, plain one went behind Justus's carseat on the front passenger seat. (He still rides rear-facing). I mainly stashed extra diapers and wipes and winter hats there since it wasn't as accessible as the one directly in front of my seat. In this one, I stashed dark chocolate, lotion, diapers, wipes, coloring book, mp3 player, keys, pacifiers, kleenex, sippy, etc.


Sheila said...

Great job - I'm really impressed by how you did that and how you utilized the different items. I actually just got up from the sewing machine completing an outfit for my daughter's American Girl doll - PJ pants made out of leftover fabric from my daughter's flannel PJ pants (which I made for her) and a shirt from an old t-shirt of mine. :) It felt good! I did use a pattern that I bought for $1.99, but I'll be able to reuse that over and over, and everything else was stuff that I had.

Melissa said...

Great idea. I might try making one of these for our car!

Heather said...

Looks great! I like that you didn't forget that important thing to bring along--chocolate. :)

LS said...

right on Heather!

Good for you Sheila! Lots of gals I know are learning to sew American Girls Doll clothes.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

WOW! That is fantastic!!! What a great idea! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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