A Father’s Day Tutorial


Car Registration Holder
With Father’s Day on Sunday, I thought I’d share a tutorial for a great gift idea for Dad (instead of my usual Felt Friday). I first got the idea for a car registration holder from Moms Mess. It isn’t always easy to find homemade gifts to give men, so the instant I saw it I wanted to make one. Here is my version.

What you need:

  • Manly fabric cut into 2 pieces measuring 12.5 x 10 inches
  • Clear vinyl cut into 2 pieces measuring 5.25 x 10 inches
  • Heavy weight fusible interfacing measuring 12.5 x 10 inches
  • Bias or twill tape cut into 2 10 inch strips

After you’ve cut everything out, apply the interfacing to the wrong side of one piece of your fabric. Remove the paper backing and set aside.

Grad your vinyl and tape. Fold and iron the tape in half. Sew the tape on one long end of each piece of vinyl.

clear vinyl

Layer your vinyl pieces on the interfaced piece of fabric (all facing right side up) so it looks like this:

First layer

Add the last piece of fabric on top, with the right side down.


Sew together, leaving a 3-4 inch opening on one side.

Sew together

Trim seams and flip right side out.

Flipped right side out

Pin opening closed and handstitch shut. Iron the outside (DO NOT iron the inside with the vinyl).


Add sticky back velcro to the inside and you are done! Now your father or husband will never lose his car registration and proof of insurance information again!


Author: Jess

I love nerds (well, one in particular), sewing, crafting, blog-stalking, and being happy.


  1. This is a great idea! I’m always worried about keeping up with these important papers. Anyone could use one of these, I think. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!


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