Monday, January 10, 2011

Car Registration Tutorial

This would make a great gift for a new driver!

We recently switched our car insurance when we had to add our teenage son, so we could afford for him to be able to drive.  While I was hunting through all the junk in the glove box for the old insurance, I decided it needed a special holder to make it easier to find and keep it from getting all wrinkled.  The bonus, if I ever get pulled over, maybe I can distract the officer with my well presented paperwork (hey, a girl can hope!).

1 Fat quarter  (cut 2-9 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pieces and 2-2″ x 18″ strips)
1 piece timtex or other heavy weight interfacing 9 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
2 pieces clear vinyl 5 1/2″ x 4 “  (I used a clear viny tablecloth remnant)
1/2″ wide double fold bias tape
1 piece industrial strength velcro

Step one:  Sew bias tape onto 5 1/2″ side of clear vinyl.  Set aside.

vinyl with binding
vinyl with binding

Step 2:  Sew the 18″ strips together on short end, iron seam open, then iron strip in half longways with wrong sides facing.

sewn and ironed strip
sewn and ironed strip

Step 3: Place one rectangle of fabric face down, place timtex on top, then place other rectangle fabric right side up.  Position vinyl pockets on each end with binding towards the center.  Using binder clamps, clamp all the layers together.  Round corners using spool of thread as guide.  DO NOT use pins–you put holes in the vinyl!

Step 4: Using folded strip, sew strip  on side with pockets around the outside edge using 1/4″ seam.

Step 5:  Flip binding to back side of holder, using binder clamps to hold into place.

 Step 6:  Sew binding in place.

Step 7:  Sew a straight seam down the center for the fold and apply velcro.

All Finished!  Insert registation and proof of insurance.



AmyH said...

Thanks for auditioning on American Crafter! What an awesome idea- I need this!!

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

I'm sure plenty of police officers will thank u for this! Lol
Happy crafting!
American Crafter judge

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

Super cute! Stopping by to say hi from the American Crafter Auditions! AND I am a new follower =)!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Ohmigosh I need one of these. I can never find my registration.