Now, this is not my own original idea. I have seen a few of these around blogland before, but with the lack of oilcloth around here (seriously, I've checked every store within a 50 mile radius and came up with nothing) I had to improvise. I got some iron on vinyl to make it a little more waterproof and make it so he could wipe it clean. I had so many ideas to make it cute, but, since it needed to be "manly," I stuck to a boxy shape with a simple velcro closure.
I think he likes it, he took to to school with him the next day. :D I think it's funny that the horses are upside down when it's closed because it gets folded over.
I even included a pocked on the inside so it could hold his napkins and silverware (ignore the horribly uneven stitching.)
Yai for sewing experiments! What do you think of it?
Oh...and I thought I'd give you a peek at the prettiest fabric ever. From Wal*Mart. FOR ONE DOLLAR A YARD!! I'm not kidding, this gorgeous fabric for a dollar a yard. I about died. I got the entire rest of the bolt I was so excited.
The picture doesn't do it justice. The background is more of an aqua. I LOVE it. I haven't the slightest clue what to do with it yet but I had to have it.
UPDATE: I linked this post up to the following linky parties.