I was so excited to give this little custom travel care package.
This is an airplane activity centre for a special lil girl (maybe you’ve heard of me talk about her before). She’s heading away for the long weekend (with her parents, of course) and so I wanted to put together a little care package for her.
Well… pinterest and googling led from one thing to another until I put together this little project.
This is meant to be a little travel tray activity centre that fits like a sleeve over an airplane’s folded down tray table. Not only does it cover the tray (sorry – those things are gross!) but I hope it provides for a little bit of entertainment during the flight. It’s got a little pocket for snacks, plushy toys that she can pop on and off with the help of a little velcro, a zipper to work on her hand/eye coordination, and colouring supplies to document her travels and write little notes to her Auntie back in Winnipeg.
I used some basic bag construction techniques to sew it all together.
Of course, I used my favourite thread – Aurifil – to do some quilting on the top (which my Janome Juno M1250Q handled perfectly). I used a thicker variegated blue cotton this time to add some more texture and interest to the top.
And there are straps with velcro on the other side to make sure the activity centre is secure on the tray table.
Have a great trip, Nina!