Guest Post–Sugar Bee Crafts

Hi everyone!!  I’m Mandy, from over at Sugar Bee Crafts:

Here’s the whole gang on our recent Spring Break Trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson MO:

You might know me from a few of my fabulously popular posts (click picture to check them out!):

You can see more projects in my new Tutorials Page, so check that out as well.

Today I want to show off a fun, BOY project (sometime those are a little hard to come by) – –

when she saw her brother wearing this, my daughter said excitedly:  
“Can he wear that to church so we can play on him?”

Great idea, right?!?  Boys love to play – one thing my kids love is the car mat I made them – so why not make it into a shirt.  There are 2 pockets on the front for the special cars, and then a big pouch pocket on the side where several cars can be stored.  The pockets mimic Racing Flags.

To make the pockets, take a rectangle and iron all the sides in – then iron it in half:

Then fold a little crease in the bottom, as shown:

This will give it a pleat and help the pocket stick out enough to hold a car.  Just sew it on to the shirt.

The road is a piece of curvy felt, sewn on.  For the yellow stripes I hand-cut iron-on heat tranfer vinyl and ironed it on – be careful not to melt the felt.

 And yep, the road goes all the way around in a loop:

Another way I tried to incorporate the RaceCar Theme is the number down the sleeve, just like the number down the hood of a racecar.  I used my Silhouette to cut out flocked heat transfer vinyl and ironed it on.

And, voila – the shirt in action:

Just so you know, I dreamed up this idea for my 2 year old – when I went to buy a green shirt (you know, for the “grass” under the road) all they had was a size 6-8, so I figure it might fit him when he’s 5 or so, hence the number 5 – – in the meantime my 8 year old modeled the shirt for me – he’s cute, but I think it’d be cuter on a 2 year old!

Thanks Mandy!!! Go see her over at Sugar Bee Crafts!!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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