My son is 2.5 and all about trucks and tractors – but gets frustrated when bedtime comes and the toys’ sharp edges aren’t fit for cuddling. Enter the Little Driver Wheel, my newest Swoodson Says PDF sewing pattern! A fleece softie that can be used for imaginative play or snuggles. I handed it to him in the car yesterday so he could “drive” as we went down the road and he had so much fun with it. Add a cardboard box with some markers and you have a whole day’s worth of indoor fun!
I’m a part of a designer group called the Swhetty Betties, that runs quarterly challenges to motivate one another to get releases up and running. You can see the other designers & dates in the graphic above; there is a chance to win a free copy of the pattern over on the Swhetty Betties blog today- click over to enter!
The pattern features an optional “squeaker” horn in the middle. It requires an intermediate sewing level – you are expected to know how to applique (although I link to one of my tutorials, if you’re not) and be comfortable sewing lots of curves. You have to be patient in pinning and sewing the circles or they will end up skewed!
A finished wheel measures about 12.5″ and is just right for toddler sized hands. They’d make great birthday party favors, especially since they don’t require too much fabric (and fleece is cheap!).
Much comfier than a toy truck!
Erica, Little Noble People, made a fun red one out of twill and used up some scraps.
This picture cracked me up- perfectly summing up imaginative play, when he used it as an inner tube and ran away, haha!
Bethany’s little boy looked too cute with his!
Meriel, from Create 3.5, roped her daughter into taking some pictures and she looks too cute on her scooter!
Clio’s kids both got in on the fun, what a fun car to ride in right?
What are you waiting for! The pattern is on sale for $5 through 9/9 in my shop & on Etsy before it goes back up to the regular price of $7, so don’t delay. I’m excited to see more little drivers in my inbox!