Make Modular Fabric Roads

Make Modular Fabric Roads

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Carrie McBride
Mar 30, 2010

Polly has solved a problem for us - how to encourage our son's love of cars without amassing lots of wood or plastic tracks and roads that we really don't have the space to store. Sure, someday he'll probably want ramps and bridges, but for now we love these storable, portable, modular fabric roads.

The idea for these roads came when Polly's son was younger and grew frustrated trying to hook together the pieces of a modular, store-bought track. Her son just wanted to drive! Making them out of fabric means he can lay out a track in no time. Polly started with straight pieces and then added curves and intersections. She used a sewing machine but also offers ideas for variations including no-sew versions. We think this would be a great toy to take with you on a vacation or a trip to a friend's house.

You can find Polly's step-by-step photo tutorial at seven-thirty-three where she was a guest blogger. You can find more of her creative ideas and projects at her blog Helping Little Hands.

(via Craft Gossip, images: Helping Little Hands)

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