Sunday, April 10, 2011

Car Organization

Here is a project I have had in mind for probably about a year. I finally got so annoyed with stuff all over my car that I set out to actually do the project this weekend. With L being sick sleeping most of the weekend and C with is grandparents, I had plenty of time. 

I use to have these ugly faded seat back covers. I always thought they needed pockets in them, but they were also a bit too small and the ties at the top were a bit too far apart. See how it pulls and makes it bunch up? So, I decided to make custom seat back covers.

L went shopping with me Friday just before she got really sick and picked out her fabric. She was totally set on this pink with polk-a-dots. It actually was great because it went well with the black for the cover. I picked C's fabric, blue and black are his favorite colors. But, I really don't think it matters because he is just so excited to have pockets. He LOVES pockets.

Look at that mess on the floor! Then, look how nicely everything has it's place.

Again, another mess in-between seats where the jackets are kept... Until now, there is a nice pocket just perfect for that jacket.

Here is a picture of both seat back covers. C's bottom pocket is a bit heavy, so I may add some boning to the back behind the bottom pocket.

Yes, L has tissue and C has an extra pocket for toys because L is constantly asking me for a tissue. She can't stand having anything in her nose and blows it probably about once every car ride.

Look what I made with just some of the scraps of fabric...

Isn't it lovely boy bias tape? Plus, I still have a ton of fabric left over.
I am linking with:

Keeping It Simple

This project was featured on:

Organize and Decorate Everything


  1. I love it! And I bet it cost so much less than buying one, or two!! ;o) What kind of material did you use for the backing?? I'm wondering if I could get away with something like this. I have 4 kiddos, and I used to have one (from the store) when they were really little. I started dumping things into a bag, and I'm FINALLY getting rid of the famous diaper/junk bank this spring. Can't wait! Anyway, love it, can't wait to hear back from ya!

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is great! I just cleaned out our car this weekend and thought the same thing! I may have to follow suit and make one myself! Looks great!

  4. I love this! I'm hosting We're ORganized Wednesday through this Saturday and would love for you to link this to the party. There's a great giveaway too.

  5. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'm going to feature this.

  6. I love this. I am sharing it on my blog...
    I think I will make it for our trip to California.

  7. You are so organized. I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Hope you'll join us again this Sunday starting at 5 pm PST.

  8. wow! you are so creative and organized! love the idea on the back seat for the children, really loving this!

    Im following you from HomemakeronaDime Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop.

    Susan @

  9. You changed your header! Looking nice :) Thanks for coming to the party :)