Road Trip Case

Has the rainbow loom obsession entered your house?  Back in the fall, a few girls started bringing their rainbow looms to our school meetings on Monday mornings.  This quickly took off as an avid obsession in our house.  Want to know how many looms we have between the two kids?  Four…yep, four!  Thank you grandmas!  The kids love them, and I think it’s kind of a healthy obsession.  You kids want to craft?  Anytime!

road trip case

Storage, though, has become a problem!  Anna made a pattern for rainbow looms to go in and I quickly snatched that pattern up.  It was needed in our house!

road trip case

This case is for Sweet Pea.  She picked out the fabrics and I love her mix of different patterns and colors!  The outside fabric, though, is by far my favorite!  It’s a sample of upholstery fabric I have had in my stash for years.  A friend of mine who owns an interior decor business had this sample and no longer needed it, score!

road trip case

This was the first time I sewed with vinyl, and it wasn’t tricky at all.  Anna suggests going to your fabric store and looking in the upholstery section for vinyl.  I went to Ikea and purchased a $3 shower curtain.  I’m sure it isn’t as thick as vinyl from the fabric store, but it did the job and has held up well!  (We’ve had this case for over a month now, I’ve just been behind on blogging projects.) road trip case

road trip case

Now I need to bring Bubba into the sewing room and have him pick out some fabrics for his case.

  • http://crabandbee.com crab&bee

    Too funny – I hadn’t heard of rainbow looms, but my husband just came back from a classroom visit (he’s a writer and had been doing a workshop with kids) with a cute little rubber band keychain adornment! Now I know what it is! Your pouch looks adorable, and I really like the horse upholstery fabric, too.

    • Teresa

      It’s the crazy new fad! Some schools ban the kids from wearing the bracelets! I think it’s great so many kids are into crafting though!

  • http://bonnechanceblogspot.blogspot.com/ sewbecause

    Such a cute little case! Great fabric choices!

    • Teresa

      Thanks….Sweet Pea has good taste!

  • http://onceuponasewingmachine.com Rachel

    I love that the upholstery panel found a home, I have a few of those in my stash from time spent in an interior design program- and I just can’t part with them. Justification! I’ve seen this kid craft, though mine aren’t quite big enough to take part yet!

    • Teresa

      Ooh…I didn’t know you spent time in interior design. If I could do college all over again, I would definitely do something in art.