I didn't want to fail and quit making the projects only a month into the year, so I was going to wuss out and just make a pincushion, but once I saw the picture on the back of the calendar page, with a big hole in the middle of the pet bed, pincushion was out of the question. For Christmas my mom got my aunt a neat contraption that sits on a car dashboard and hold a GPS unit while you drive, and it looked a little (tiny) bit like this, so in a moment of brilliance (snort!) I came up with an idea, cut into the fabric and gave it a whirl.
Obviously a lot of modifications were made. Truthfully, this project barely resembled the tutorial once I started sewing. It's a lot smaller, and it's actually a little bigger than it really needs to be. I cut to accommodate a seam allowance that I didn't end up sewing, so I ended up with an extra inch on the bottom panel. I sewed the tube wrong sides together first and then turned it right side out and stuffed it with rice instead of fiberfill, which gives it a little more weight and I hope will help it stay in place. Since I didn't have any nonskid fabric, I cut a drawer liner that's pretty...grippy? and stitched the bottom with french seams because I
Since this was an experiment in sizing, stuffing and construction the end result isn't ideal, but I really, really like this idea. The GPS holders that you see in stores are so...boring, and I am so excited to see one with a bit more moxie. Once I take take this one out for a ride (pun intended) and see how the size and design can be improved I will most definitely be making more of these. If you have any ideas, I love to hear them.