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This cool back seat car organizer is ideal for those long summer trips. The organizer has loops to hang it on the wall in the kids room when it's not in the car.
Let the kids fill the organizer up with activities, snacks and toys at home before you leave, and they can enjoy hours of fun on the road with the favorite things they packed up.
This organizer would also work for bigger "kids", before you leave pack maps, cell phone charger, i pod and other needed items in it to have them handy on the road.

The basic model could be altered into so many other purposes, jewelry, toys, mail, accessories, sewing, knitting/ crocheting needles etc, you can decorate it any way you want with fabric and patches. A real multipurpose creation. Another perk is that when you don't need it, it folds into a little space until needed again.

If you don't feel like getting the scissors out, the organizer can also be purchased at
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Step 1: Here's what you need to get started.

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*Pick out fabric that you like. You can get creative with cutting out the different pieces from different fabric. You can also use patches or applique to spruce it up. You can get as creative as you like.
*lace, ribbon or quilter's binding.
*plastic ring or key ring (optional).

Other tools needed: Sewing machine with yarn, scissors

You can measure your car seat and adjust the size of the organizer accordingly. I measured the back of our car(toyota yaris)seat, and decided an organizer sized 14"x20" would be a good fit. Next I measured the distance around seat, going from where the top of the organizer would be up around the seat to the frontside and down through between the backrest and seat cushions to the bottom of the backside where the bottom of the organizer would be. Add a couple of inches so that you can sew it onto the organizer.

My measurements for the pieces are listed on the pictures.
lmelita2 years ago
Fantastic idea! You could also add pieces of cardboard for stiffness. Gonna try this one for sure
skarabey4 years ago
good idea.
b1russell5 years ago
Great idea - why limit users to kids? My normal passengers are a pair of felines who don't carry a bunch of stuff around for amusement - so I'll put mine on the FRONT of the passenger seat and fill it up my own self! Thanks!
Sweet... I can finally make one myself out of recycled stuff, that actually matches my personality! Thanks!!!!!!!
JessG5166 years ago
How are the two 16 by 22 pieces different sizes in the picture? Am I misreading something from the instructions?
joonatan15 (author)  JessG5165 years ago
Oh sorry, butterfingers. The piece on the right is obviously smaller, it should be closer to 14" x 14". Thanks for noticing that. :)
subgirl6 years ago
I really hate to be a spelling nazi, but it's "cord" (no H). That aside, I totally love this tutorial! I have just the perfect fabric to match our silver New Beetle!
Karleen6 years ago
For those of us who don't glue or fabric glue can also work. I made two of these years ago out of a remnant of upholstery fabric that matched our car.....used hot glue, too! They lasted quite awhile!
crickle3216 years ago
I give this an A+
lemonie7 years ago
My sister and I refer to these as 'obstacles'. Because the person behind dad has a knee-clash with the thing and everything he's stuffed into it... Nicely done and good finish though. L
joonatan15 (author)  lemonie7 years ago
LOL, I guess you could call it that. I guess it would depend on how many kids you're packing in the car and how big your car/SUV is. It doesn't stick out more than a couple of inches from the back of the seat.