Toy Car Carrier

Baby G's buddy has a birthday coming up, and I decided to make them matching toy car carriers with their name's embroidered on. ...

How to make your own carrier for matchbox cars.
Baby G's buddy has a birthday coming up, and I decided to make them matching toy car carriers with their name's embroidered on.

I've been wanting to make one of these toy car carriers for a while and I've seen a few different types.

Here's a few that I liked:


Wash and iron fabric. Don't judge, I didn't. I was seizing my 5 minutes window of opportunity to sew and skipped it, seeing this item won't be washed heavily. Hoping I don't regret that.

Cut out your inner and outer fabrics: 9.75" x 18".

Cut out your stabilizer: 9.75" x 18"

Cut out your large "whatever" pocket: 7" x 10"

Cut out your car pocket: 5.5" x 10"

Hem the top (inside) edge of both pockets.

Add Velcro or a snap to the "whatever" pocket. I actually added the snap after I sewed the pocket on, but that will only work with snaps.

Add the matching Velcro or snap to the inner fabric, making sure you put it in the correct spot so they match up.

Put pockets right side up onto the inner pocket, pin, and sew them together on the sides.

Mark the car pockets and sew a straight stitch where each will be separated. Make sure the cars will fit, even once the whole piece is finished. I made each pocket 3.5" apart. I think they could be a little smaller... my cars are pretty loose in there which seems to work okay, but I'm wondering if I'll need to add  snaps eventually to keep them from falling out.

Embroider name in middle section.

Iron on stabilizer to the outer fabric. Mine wasn't iron on so I pinned my fabrics altogether and sewed. Stabilizer-outside fabric right side up-inside fabric right side down. I sewed a straight stitch all around, making sure all 3 layers were sewn. I recommend leaving a large opening in the middle at the end with the large pocket. I did it on the car end which made it more difficult to add my snaps on after.


Turn fabric right sides out, carefully.  Iron.

Fold your carrier in thirds with the car side being the furthest inside. Add snaps to close the case once you fold it into thirds. You want your snap to go through two layers (the layer you need your snap to be on and your stabilizer). Here I am marking where I want my snaps.

Top stitch.

Finished! Here's various views of it, including stuffed with cars. I made one for Baby G and one for his friend, and added three Matchbox cars to each.


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Toy Car Carrier
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