I was so tired of digging through the console in my car when I needed something! It’s placed a little far back for me to reach without turning, and that doesn’t feel safe. I started placing my most-reached-for items on the floor, but they would roll around my feet, and that’s not safe either. I looked for a container that would fit the empty space on the floor between the front seats, but I wanted a custom car caddy with a just-right fit that would not slide around. And I wanted it to look like it was made for my car as well as the job.
The solution appeared with a roll of Kraft-Tex, a thick, sturdy, stitchable, washable paper product that looks and wears like leather. It has just enough texture to make it grip the carpet in my car and not slide around without having to add hook-and-loop tape or some other means of attachment. And it has enough body to hold its shape without stabilizers or interfacings.
I started with a roll (18.5″ x 28.5″) of Kraft-Tex in denim, a faded blue-jean color that coordinates with the black and gray of my car interior. I lined my car caddy with a light colored cotton print that keeps contents visible, then trimmed it with a bold print for fun.
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My Kraft-Tex Car Caddy is road ready! So now I can put my phone away and easily reach gloves for the gas pump (yes, I am that person) and wet wipes for sticky fingers. Pens, gum, flashlight – the cup holders are now free for coffee (yay!), and the caddy is completely washable for when I spill said coffee.
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