I love making things for my kids and I have had this gift on my mind for an entire year. I wanted to purchase a tool bench for my son for his first birthday (Sept. 2010) but didn’t find any that I really liked that I was willing to shell out big bucks for. This year, I found one at a consignment store and paid 9 BUCKS out of pocket for it! And no, this is not the handmade gift. Keep reading…
Okay, so it was originally $25 but with the store credit that I had accumulated from selling my clothes to them, it was 9 dollars out of my bank account that day. SCORE!
And what does every little man need to go with his new tool bench? A customized tool belt of course!
I only took pictures of the finished product because well… honestly I wasn’t quite sure if it was going to work out. I’m not the greatest at sewing but I think I have come leaps and bounds from this time last year. I can now sew in a straight line and I know basic sewing terminology. Heck, I even made my own binding for this project. Sometimes I get so caught up in a project and I don’t realize until the end that I have no pictures of the process. I didn’t want my lack of pictures to stop me from sharing this with you.
You can find the tutorial that I followed here. I used all the same measurements. My son is 2 years old so you may have to adjust your measurements to fit your child. The “C” applique is an iron-on. I still have not perfected sewing appliques but it is next on my list!
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