*Project by ChiWeiÂ @Â One Dog WoofÂ for the Boys Challenge of season12*
You’d think this week would be easy for me, considering I have a boy at home and have complained about how girls’ things are so much cuter, but this was a difficult project Â for me. Â So, my son likes motor vehicles – trucks, cars, trains, planes. Â I ended up making a stuffed truck with a zip pouch for a trailer. Â Real life trailers are often shipping containers that hold stuff, like bananas and diapers and Gap jeans. Â My little cloth “trailer/pouch” is also a storage container, this time holding little things like small toys, crayons or a light snack. Â Get it, get it? Â Big storage, little storage?
I found a simple boy-ish (or gender neutral) star printed fabric and made the body of the truck using a tutorial from Make-It Love-It as inspiration. Â Then there’s a lined zip-pouch made using a tutorial from Skip to My Lou. Â Instead of setting the zipper in the middle, I offset the zipper to the side so I could add a handle to the pouch. Â What? Â A handle? Â Why yes, a handle 2 ways!
The trailer/pouch is removable and has a removable handle that can be snapped on, to make the pouch more of a dopp kit for a little boy, or a perfect little travel bag. Â Or, un-snap the bottom end of the handle, flip it over, and snap it into the top of the truck. Â Secure the bottom of the bag into the truck “bed” with more snaps, and now you have a pick-up truck that can be picked up by a handle! Â Tell me that’s not just a little bit cool?
As for details, the headlights and taillights are buttons from my stash, and I made some felt tires with some fun orange buttons as accents. Â My little boy loves his new “ruck”, and I think it’ll come in very useful for trips to hold snacks and toys and pacifiers, or just as something soft to snuggle with at the end of the day!