Wednesday, January 26, 2011
So, the Boy--4 years old now!-- asks why I never clean my car. I look around. Front seat, clean. Floors, clean enough. Back seat, tornado of 4-year-old-ness. And, yet, it is "my mess"
The birth of the back seat hanging trash/toy bin was imminent. Version 1 and 4 can be viewed together in the above picture of this tutorial. Versions 2 and 3 are in my sister and mother's cars. My 5 year old niece informed me that I had one hour before they left in order to make them for her and Grandma, so I stepped on it! Nothing like a deadline! So, if you take the time to read this and have the materials on hand, you, too, can be on the path to a clean(er) car!!
To make gussets, nest the seams of the outer fabric and oil-cloth at both bottom corners, and pin in place. Measure 2" along the seam line. Use disappearing ink to mark the stitch line where the seam line measures 2" from the corner and the width measures 4." Stitch along these lines on all four corners, outer and oil-cloth.
On outer fabric, measure 2 1/2" toward the center from each seam and pin raw edges of straps in place. Baste 1/8" from fabric edge
Sew around top of bag interior and outer fabric with a 1/4" seam, leaving a 4" opening for turning.
Edge stitch around top of the bag, closing opening as you go.