Monday, December 6, 2010

A Homemade Christmas Part 2

My second Christmas project was a tool belt for our nephew, Sky. He is quite the little handy man, even at 5 years old! I came up with the pattern on my own and put it together with a little experimentation. The main fabric (red) is heavy weight canvas from JoAnn's and the striped fabric was leftover from the play tent that I made for his birthday. It is actually a piece from the top of one of the bed sheets that I chose it because of the horizontal stripe detail and the finished edges, which meant less hemming for me! I also had some blue ribbon leftover from the tent as well, which were perfect for the ties. Here's how it turned out:

I'd like to get his name monogrammed across the top in the middle of the horizontal stripes to finish it off. My mom is looking for some kid-sized real tools to accompany this gift for Christmas. I hope Sky likes it!


  1. Such a great idea Amanda! Lowes caries a line of kid sized tools if you are still in the market.

  2. Thanks, Tiff! My mom got him a cute tool set at Lowes, so he'll be well-equipped to create (or destroy) anything he wants! We gave him his workbench/desk today and I think he'll enjoy it more once he gets his tools and belt on Christmas.