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These DIY felt toy car roads are a super simple DIY toy idea. Create a variety of felt road pieces and build millions of different road designs.
We have a collection of Little People Wheelies that are the perfect size for these DIY roads but any toy cars will work. Baby has been playing with his Lovevery wooden toy car a lot with these roads lately. He loves rearranging the felt road pieces to create new racetracks and roadways.
The pattern includes four felt road pieces – straight, quarter circle curve, left fork, and right fork. From these four felt road pieces, you can build any number of configurations!
To Create your own DIY Toy Car Road Set, you will need:
- The Pattern
- Felt (I used stiffened black, glittery felt because I thought it looked most like asphalt but you can use any type you want. You will also need small scraps of yellow for the lines.)
- Embroidery thread to match (optional – if you want to sew on the lines)
- Hand-sewing needle
- Scissors (these are my favorite for cutting precisely – Or check out some other tools for cutting felt)
- Felt glue (this is my favorite brand)
- Freezer paper (Optional – Check out my tutorial to learn how to cut felt with freezer paper if you’ve never used freezer paper before)
To assemble the DIY Felt Toy Car Road Set:
- Transfer pattern to felt. (I traced the pattern to freezer paper using my favorite method and ironed it onto the felt but you can use any method you are comfortable with.)
- Cut out the felt pieces.
- Stitch (or glue) the yellow stripes to the road pieces
- Let the glue dry
After cutting the curved pieces, I realized I had enough felt left on the sheet to make a smaller straight piece.
The scrap felt (top piece) in the above picture is just wide enough to cut another straight felt road piece. This smaller straight piece is an inch or so shorter than the other straight pieces but I wanted to use as much of the felt as possible so we ended up with the six of the intended straight pieces and six shorter straight pieces. More building fun!
I love the way the glitter felt actually looks like asphalt! The pieces are cute and very durable. I made them a little on the bigger side but they are still a perfect activity for quiet play at home or for grabbing on the way to a relative’s house. You could shrink down the pattern and use it as a travel activity.
Now, I just need to figure out how to store them!
If you create a set of DIY felt road pieces, I would love to see them! Join the FWLD Facebook group to share things you’ve sewn from our patterns! I also pin photos of our patterns to the “FWLD Patterns in Action” Pinterest Board. Or tag us on Instagram!
Not ready to start sewing? Pin this felt road pattern for later by clicking HERE.