So, I made a set of these fabric roads from old jeans in my fabric stash.
I saw someone post about making fabric roads for her son and I liked the idea of fabric roads for a couple reasons:
2. It is pretty easy to store compared to having a huge box of bulky pieces.
3. It is portable- we could take one or two pieces with us if we need to entertain him somewhere like a restaraunt or at a doctor's office.
So, I figured I could make the roads pretty easily myself without having to sew anything. Using a pair of old jeans (my mom gave me a ton of my dads old jeans so I have quite the stash of denim!), I cut out some roads that were about 6 inches wide. I didn't hem the edges because I was being lazy, but you could zig zag stitch along all the edges to help keep the fraying at a minimum. I guess I could have also used Fray Check on the edges but so far the fraying hasn't been too annoying. I used yellow paint to quickly make the stripes in the middle of the streets. Aaaaannnnnnddddd, that is it!
With one pair of jeans I was able to make two long roads, two shorter roads, two curved roads, and a four way intersection piece.
So as John was playing with his cars and these fun new roads, I was thinking to myself I could make a little bag or something to store the pieces all nice and neat. Then I realized I already had a nice pocket ready to be used!
Perfect and cute!
And even after I made John his new 'toy', look where he was still playing with his cars. :)
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