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Hello from the Southern Tier of Western New York!! I'm a farmer's wife, mom of 3, and a craft addict! I love to make a variety of crafts - from fabric to cross-stitch to painting! I believe a ...

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'On the Go' - Car Mat Activity Tote

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : 'On the Go' - Car Mat Activity Tote
'On the Go' - Car Mat Activity Tote Closed
'On the Go' - Car Mat Activity Tote Car Mat Activity Tote

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to use a sewing machine

Pattern Description:

This bag is WONDERFUL for trips to Grandma's, for church (it'll fit on most pews), or even the car!

When closed, the bag measures 15"x10"; when fully opened (using the car mat) it measures 15"x40".

When closed, the bag has 2 outer pockets that are great for storing coloring books, etc.

Open the bag up once and it has a tic-tac-toe board and a chalkboard.

Open up once again and it has a car mat with Velcro pockets to hold 12 cars and 2 zipper pockets to hold the extra road and building pieces.

***Please note: This pattern is written in a way that a beginner sewer should be able to make the bag...but because of the different types of materials used together (felt, cotton fabric, chalkboard fabric), plus the length of the pattern...I would NOT recommend this for a "true" beginner sewer.***

This pattern has an Unlimited commercial license (you can make and sell as many as you want!)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10"x15" {closed}: 40"x15" {open}


  • 3/4 yard - black broadcloth
  • 1 yard - cotton fabric (for outer bag)
  • 1/2 yard - cotton fabric/broadcloth (for inside of zipper pockets)
  • 9"x14"piece - chalkboard fabric
  • 1/2 yard - grass green felt
  • 1/2 yard - black felt
  • 11"x16" piece of felt (any color)
  • 7"x10" piece of felt (contrasting color to piece above)
  • "scraps" of different colors of felt
  • 30" black (3/4"wide) Velcro - SEW-IN kind
  • 2 - black 12" molded plastic (or polyester) zippers

You Will Also Need:

  • (optional) black 3D paint (with a writing tip)
  • erasable WHITE marking pen or chalk
  • Basic sewing supplies (machine, scissors, thread, etc.)