This felt car roll up makes a great gift idea for kids. If you are trying to get a jump start on holiday gifts, whip this up in an afternoon and check one name off of your list. Just add in a few cars and you have a complete gift that your recipient is sure to love.
- Darice Felt Sheets in:
- Sewing Machine and Thread
- Darice Green Ribbon
- Printable Template
Start by cutting your green felt to 11 inches by 13 inches.
Then cut your other pieces:
- 5 inch by 12 inch rectangle of white
- 4 inch wide curved piece of grey (for road)
- 1/2 inch by 2 inch yellow pieces for road stripes
- Orange car and numbers (you can print the template here)
Lay out your pieces on the green fabric and use pins to hold together until you can sew. NOTE: White piece is one inch longer than the 11 inch wide green piece. This gives you extra room when creating your car pockets.
Use your sewing machine to stitch the road lines onto the road and the numbers onto the white piece. NOTE: I used two pieces of grey to create my road however you can also use one felt piece cut into a curve.
Pin the car into one corner of the green piece and sew all the way around with your sewing machine.
Flip over the green pieces and pin your road and white numbered piece to the opposite side. Remember to gather up that extra felt when creating your pockets on the white piece. Don’t forget to also add your ribbon pieces to the sides before sewing. Fold your project before sewing to ensure proper placement of all elements and the ribbon.
Use your sewing machine to stitch these pieces in place. NOTE: I did not sew a line between one and two on the white felt. I did this for a couple of reasons. The first being I did not want a sewing line on my car applique. Second I have found that there are some LARGE mini cars. Monster trucks and ones with lights on the top. I have made things like this before and have not always been able to fit all cars in the slots. This leaves room for those extra tall toys.
Now just fold your creation and tie it up!
This adorable car roll up is ready for gift giving.
Add some cars to each of the pockets before giving it away.
Toddlers and kids will love this portable play mat. Moms will love throwing this one in their bag and heading out the door.
Get some felt and get started on your own felt car roll up today. You will love giving a handmade gift this holiday season.