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 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.
Embroider name in middle section.
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.
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.