Monday, July 12, 2010

Art Travel Cases

This is what my table looked like Friday night. A stomach bug got to me yesterday, so I wasn't able to finish all of the projects, but I did finish the art travel cases.
I have seen smaller variations of this on various blogs, but I wanted something that could hold a fair amount of items. I also wanted a zippered case, so pencils and pens of various sizes would fit. This was an upcycled and use your stash project - the outside of each case is a cut off pant leg from some trouser jeans of mine that I made into shorts. The denim is very lightweight, so it was easy to sew with.  The case measures approximately 8x10 inches.
The inside pocket can hold both a pad and a paperback book, and the zip pouch is pretty roomy. This is Max's version - Madeline's had cat fabric, of course. The kids were pretty excited about these, and I look forward to taking them on car trips, appointments and vacations. I love having things ready to go in a little case! I've taken about half the photos for a tutorial, but the 1 am sewing got the best of me and I didn't get pictures of the finishing steps. Hopefully I'll get together a tutorial the next time I make one! Now it is back to the sketchbook, so I can silkscreen some shirts tonight.


  1. What a creative idea! (Hope you're feeling better)

  2. Such a great idea~! I need to make four of these for road trips! SOOO cute! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you'd consider adding your crafts to it! I'm having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too!