Ideas?

To all of my sewing readers out there, and for the rest of you who have some great ideas, I need some help.

While in Jo-ann's Fabrics yesterday, perusing the remnant bin, I came across this fabric:


This little beauty is just under a yard (.97) and was in the clearance bin for half off $6.99 a yard.  When I got it to the register, it was on sale even more and I got it for just over $2.  Score!  My Gus is completely and totally about heavy machinery.  I want to make something for him, but I'm not sure what, so I would love to hear some ideas.  It's flannel and the whole thing is that pattern.  I was thinking a blanket with minky or soft fleece on the other side, but that is kind of plain and he has a lot of blankets, so I'm at a little bit of a loss.

Help?

Happy Friday!

12 comments

  1. Just a thought ~ I made a cute pillow with fabric like this! Can be difficult to find fabric for boys. The one you purchase is great ~ and the price makes it even better.

    Link for the pillow I made: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/53406077

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  2. Maybe a drawstring tote to haul/corral toys/stuffed animals? Looks like it would go good with denim...do you have any old jeans to chop up?

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  3. I like the tote idea - is a yard enough for PJ pants - those would be great!

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  4. my first thought was a shirt, but I don't know if that is enough fabric.

    A tote would also be cute. Or fabric storage bins for toys?

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  5. The tote idea is good. You cut it up and combine it with a solid to make a quilt. That would stretch it a bit...

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  6. I was also thinking fun pillows for his room, frame it for a little artwork piece? But ya I am not a sewer lol good luck!


    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  7. How old is your little one? Could you possibly make him a cute little western shirt with the yoke in this adorable fabric? Ok, if your not into that, most children's pajamas are just over 1 yard. If you make them short's instead of pants you should have enough!! :)

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  8. I was thinking along the lines of the pillow people, but how about just a pillowcase for his bed pillow? It would be nice and soft and fun too.

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  9. One more thought--looking at your cute pennants in your shop, what about a little pennant banner for his room? You could use solid reds and other patterns and the construction fabric for some of the pennants.

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  10. why not make him a digger/truck shaped pillow? A yard should be plenty...you might even get a couple out of it, especially if you were to back them with a contrasting solid.
    Have fun!

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  11. Thanks, everyone! You certainly gave me a lot to think about. I had thought of doing a tote because heavens knows we can always use one, but I didn't think about pillows or pennants and things like that. I really appreciate it!

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  12. i agree with janet- and immediately thought of a pillowcase!

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