Car Mat Sewing Pattern
$10.50 (or 1 credits)
Sew a simple play mat or an intricate labor of love for hours of interactive play. This car mat sewing pattern features roads, blocks to decorate with loads of optional interactive pieces, a pop-up carpark, and convenient carry handles.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Finished size measures 34 x 42 inches.
• Optional straps and carry handle
• Optional interactive, quiet book type blocks:
- gas station with pump and tool box
- mailbox with flag and envelopes
- drive through car wash with curtain
- volcano with lava and a dinosaur
- lake with fish, frogs, lily pads, reeds, octopus, and a bridge
- city with buildings and clouds
- parking lot
- farm with soil and carrots
- barn with a pig, sheep, and chicken
- castle with a drawbridge, tower, trees, and a dragon
- roundabout with flowers
- campsite with tent, trees, campfire, and a bear
• Beginner friendly
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern
- Thread - various colors to match
- Approximately 1 ½ yards of thin and stable batting
- Optional 1 x yard of fusible webbing or iron-on adhesive, or fabric glue
- Optional 1 x yard of medium or light-weight fusible interfacing
- Optional ¼ yard of iron-on interfacing or pre-made webbing straps/ handles
- Optional 5 x ½ inch wide press studs / buttons for the roundabout flowers
- Optional 1 x yard of hook and loop tape (Velcro)
- Optional trims for deocrating - embroidery floss, fabric paints, buttons, ribbons etc
- Sewing machine, but it is possible to hand sew this pattern
- Needle for thicker projects
Open this in UX Builder to add and edit contentA serger or overlocker is optional but not required.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“This is car mat is sure to be a hit with any one who loves imaginative play. The details are well thought out and sure to keep little ones busy for hours. The ability to add your own creative elements is a wonderful feature.”
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Heather Luben –
THis was a super fun make, and a great hit with my boys! Using the negative space for the roads makes this much easier to construct than I had expected. Adding all the quiet book blocks is a lot of fun. I opted to use fabric paint on some of the smaller items instead of cutting them out, and stitched a lot of the moveable things down.
Donna Jones –
This is a project of many parts! To a beginner it, at first, appears overwhelming but it is broken down brilliantly. I think a few more congratulations messages need to go through the instructions haha! I set myself goals, such as “cut materials for blocks 1-6”, “complete blocks 1-6”, “sew backing on all blocks and turn” and “stitch all egdes and blocks to road” as a way to see the project as smaller goals. I found the project less overwhelming this way. I have to say I absolutely love the finished product! It is easy to roll and store, super playable and great for young imaginations!
Liz Faber –
This car mat is definitely a labour of love but the joy on my son’s face makes it all worthwhile. The hardest part was probably keeping him from playing with it while I made it!
Katie Weatherly –
Definitely a time consuming project. I challenged myself to use up materials on hand and I am very happy with the end result.
Laura Walker –
This mat has everything! A car wash, a farm, a castle, a pond and even an exploding volcano!!!! With so many features, kids will have hours of fun! A fantastic design which can easily be customised to suit your needs.
Shield Webster –
This was a beast of a project. I was able to complete the sewing part in two days. I don’t have a cutting machine so the small parts were difficult for me, I did use my embroidery machine to make some of the pieces (hopefully that’s not a hack). If it’s possible an embroidery file would be perfect to make the small pieces and parts. The pictures in the instructions were awesome but I did have to read the instructions a few times to make sure I understood. I like the personalization that can be made for each mat.
Nicole Lueke –
This is car mat is sure to be a hit with any one who loves imaginative play. The details are well thought out and sure to keep little ones busy for hours. The ability to add your own creative elements is a wonderful feature.
Jamie Adler –
I loved making the Car Mat! Creativity abounds with the options available! it will be a wonderful Christmas gift for my young nephew.
Stephanie Leddy –
This was time consuming, but FUN to sew. Very straightforward (if you can sew a basic straight line, you can make this) and lots of room for creativity and personalizing. The possibilities are truly endless! I plan to make another and this time will be using a pre-quilted cotton backing, and making the blocks out of felt (seam allowance removed) to have a few less steps in the sew. This is going to be a great Christmas gift for little ones.
Julie McKinley –
Following this pattern exactly produces a great masterpiece of a toy! And what a palate it provides for creativity and personalization!! Plan plenty of time… But it’s so worth it!
Robyn Neville –
Haven’t bought it yet looks good
Nadine Humblet –
That’s a great make! It isn’t easy but it’s very effective. My son love it and I’m proud to be able to sew it.
Jennifer Schonhaar –
This was such a fun sew if I’d had time. I plan on making it again when I can take my time and enjoy the process. Overall the instructions were clear. The only thing I didn’t do was adding the white dashed lines on the road. My road fabric looked a bit like cobblestone, and I thought the markings would detract from that. I’m a quilter so I think that probably helped me with some of the process. 🙂
Janet Cox –
This is not a quick sew, but it is very customizable. Made this as a sensory mat, for an infant, using a variety of fabrics. Will definately make this again in the future!
Pamela Stump –
This impressive fold-up play mat can be made in a quick, undecorated version, in a fully interactive decorated version, or somewhere in-between, in as much detail as you desire. Toy vehicles can park in the underground parking for transport – the mat folds and rolls up to make it easy to carry wherever you go. Prepare to spend a week or two on this if you really go high on the decorations – that can be a lot of pieces to topstitch down! I personalized the one I made with a school, a church, and expanding the lake to be a river covering two blocks. All the work is worth it when you see how much the children love to play with it!
Jennifer Kaiser –
I had so much fun making this as a gift, but now I want to keep it!
Chubs Pineda –
Cute, simple pattern to crochet.