Natalie Sandifer Artisan Gifts

Upcycled denim car tidy

natalie sandifer

Travelling with a toddler can be challenge, we live in a rural area so travelling by car is a must and keeping our daughter entertained during any journey means the car can get a bit untidy after a while, with all her travelling companions. We needed a solution that was cheap and cheerful.

Luckily I had a few pairs of old jeans hanging around and decided to get the sewing machine out (I must note here I have not used the sewing machine since June 2014!). I cut up the leg of one pair, keeping the pocket intact, then cut off pockets from a couple of other pairs and arranged them on the leg around the existing pocket.

A few lines of basic stitching later and hey presto! a car tidy appeared.  Admittedly it is a bit crude and only took me of hours altogether with cutting, pinning and stitching but it does the job, and I got to reacquaint myself with my machine again.

I can't wait to get the machine set up permanently and get some more long overdue projects on the go.