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As Little Moore gets older, his naptimes are sometimes less nap and more play. Mommy’s sanity requires that LM have at least two hours of “quiet time” each day. Most of his toys are kept in the “loft” which is right outside his room. There isn’t much toy storage in his room, so I wanted to make something that wouldn’t take up a lot of room, and keep a few small toys and books on hand.
His room is all set up in a theme of cars and trucks, and I thought about using car fabric, but I didn’t have any on hand (and I’m trying to cut down my stash a bit), and I wanted something that can be used and then passed down to cousins, if we want (okay… and maybe a younger sibling someday). This combination of orange with white dots and froggies works well for both boys and girls, and I had plenty of both fabrics handy!
– About a yard of backing fabric
– About a yard and a half of pocket fabric
– A small amount of clear vinyl (if this tutorial doesn’t scare you off).
– If you want your backing stiffer, you can use some heavy-weight interfacing, but I didn’t.
Start by cutting your fabrics. You’ll need:
Backing: 62″x41″ (cut 1)
Straps: 5″x12″ (cut 4)
Pockets: 10″, 12″ and 16″ wide strips (one of each)
5″ wide strip of clear vinyl (cut 1)
4″ strip for topping vinyl
If you change up the measurements a bit, this could be a great backseat car organizer! You’ll want to add straps to the bottom to tie it down so that it doesn’t hang freely and flap all over the place. : )
Expect Moore… soon!