Summer vacations are upon us…Aren’t you glad!? I know I sure am. Even though it’s a lot of work to go away and I’m more exhausted when I come home than when I left, I still absolutely LOVE to get away with my family. I try to do whatever I can to make our trip more enjoyable for all…including me. One thing that I enjoy is a neat mini van during our travels.
Things can already be chaotic enough with six of us in a mini van for 6 or more hours at a time so anything to calm the chaos is good. In my 12 week organizing series I showed you some mini-van organizing ideas and have tweaked one of those to make our next trip better.
I showed you how I used a shoe bag to organize my kids “stuff” in the van.
This worked well but the kids needed their own storage space…more than just the one “shoe spot”. So, I looked for some material to make them each their own seat bag.
I had some fleece on hand so I just cut 4 rectangles, one for each bag.
I folded the fleece in half and sewed up each side.
Then I cut another piece for the strap that goes around the headrest and a strap to keep the bag closed.
I attached the straps and then sewed on a button to keep them closed. By using the fleece, I didn’t have to hem anything and don’t have to worry about it unraveling.
The kids are enjoying having their OWN bags and it’s keeping the car a little neater and I’m loving that!
Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted says
LOVE this!! I tried looping my boys’ old preschool totes over the headrests on our latest road trip, but they hung down banging knees, and tipped open. It sorta worked…but THIS is much better! Good job : )
Katie Adams says
Great bags and so handy! I would love for you to share at my linky party going on now at http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-46.html Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the great tutorial
Great idea and tutorial! Found you at the Happy Hour link party and am your newest follower! 🙂
What a great and easy idea! Love it!
micki @ ADD housewife says
super bags! It looks really easy. I’d love for you to link it at http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/06/happy-happy-pininspiration-day-and-were.html
Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I may not comment but i enjoy your posts. Stay Cool!
Peggy~PJH Designs says
Great idea and tutorial! My children are grown but I have my grandchildren everyday in my suv and plan on making your bags. Thanks for tutorial. Visiting from Mop It Up Mondays.
Greetings from Oman!!!
So glad I stopped by your blog.That a great idea.Have a great week ahead!
This is a great idea! I’m going to have to make these 🙂
Bugs and Sunshine says
And I LOVE that God blessed you with a daughter after you had your boys! We have 3 sons and I love it!
Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says
Fabulous idea, and the grey fleece looks so nice against the seats.