scooter tray

I found this perfect scrap of scooter fabric while sorting through my fabric stacks the other day and remembered a project I needed to make for my dad (as requested by my mom).  They recently did some remodeling and that left my dad without a place to drop his glasses, wallet, spare change kind of stuff. 
So out came this little scooter and linen tray from my sewing machine (wish all projects were this easy). 
It’s perfect because way back when my dad actually owned a vespa scooter – like the ones pictured in the fabric.   Here’s living proof, my dad on his vespa.

Now he has a handy little place to keep all those valuable items you just can’t have strewn about. 

36 thoughts on “scooter tray

  1. Ashley says:

    love it! and now you have me thinking that I might need a few of these – maybe one for the bathroom and a couple for the changing table! thanks for the inspiration!

  2. sticklane says:

    Looks lovely, do you have a tutorial for this? I would love to make one for my husband.

  3. Chris says:

    Now I know what to make for my dad’s birthday!

  4. Cate says:

    That’s very clever – yes please do a tutorial for this!!
    Oh and I’m definitely going to make something with one of your tutorials now – I’ve just agreed to play along with the pay-it-forward thing that’sgoing around (eeek!)

  5. Dianne says:

    I’m casting my vote for a tutorial! What a neat little tray! … Oh, and planning a stop at the craft store tonight to get some pompoms and invisible thread … my little girl’s going to love helping decorate for Valentine’s Day!

  6. meremade says:

    I am here to echo requests for a tutorial for this! It’s good looking and oh so useful!

  7. Too cute! Oh the tray is great too!

  8. Casey says:

    This is great! I nominate this for a tutorial. 🙂

  9. Janna says:

    Please…I need a tutorial. Yours is so great looking!! I have some eye glasses fabric and I’ve been wanting to make something like this for my brother’s office. He’s an optometrist.

  10. LNReyes says:

    tutorial please! i was just thinking yesterday about making one like this for my FIL.

  11. Kristina says:

    This is so cute! I would love it if you made a tutorial 🙂

  12. AND he had a scooter? that’s perfect.

  13. Emily says:

    It IS perfect! Did you use interfacing?

  14. Denise says:

    Too cute! I need one of these for my husband. He seems to think the whole kitchen counter is his “special” place for his stuff!

  15. Maxabella says:

    Love your dad on his vespa. What a cool dude!

    Did I see the word ‘easy’ in your post…. can you feel a tutorial coming on, Kirsty? Or is that just wishful thinking… x

  16. Jamie says:

    Aww! I always wanted a scooter (and still do)! Great little tray!

  17. Neat idea, Anna. Great guy project. Love the old photo, too:)

  18. Sascha says:

    Oh LOVE this. My dad had a green scooter and I believe I have a photo of him sitting on it (the scooter was parked in front of his Gremlin!). I need to dig up the photo and make one of these for him. There’s no secret I love Echino Scooters fabric that’s for sure.

  19. lajamison says:

    Great dish – what pattern did you use?

  20. Hope says:

    SO cute! My husband drives a Vespa, and I’m always on the lookout for some fun scooter memorabilia…

  21. amy smart says:

    This is awesome. The scooter picture makes it even more awesome.

  22. I love little fabric trays like that – and such an awesome choice of fabric. Big fan of the valentine pom poms as well – I’ll be giving those a try here soon!

  23. crafterhours says:

    I really love this, Anna! My husband needs one on every flat surface of the house 🙂

  24. Leandre says:

    Just one more vote for a tutorial! I love this!

  25. Diana says:

    Would love a tutorial.I know someone who could use one(or more) of these. Love reading your blog, always fun stuff.

  26. pedilu says:

    I’m also nominating this tray for a tutorial!

  27. This is really nice! love how it’s personalized just for your dad.

  28. Amanda says:

    Oh, I’ve been loving this fabric… Did you use some kind of interfacing in it? I would love a tutorial too!

  29. Leslie says:

    that is perfect…my husband could use something like that…since he always drops things on the counter despite that just below, right where he is standing is a drawer that he could put it all in…but whatever!!!

  30. Tutorial please 🙂 Looks easy, but hey, ya never know. I need one and so does my sis who just bought her first home.

  31. Christina says:

    It’s so cute!!

  32. margie c says:

    Adorable! and how brilliant! I am always yelling at my hubs for leaving his stuff all over the counter and coffee table, this would definitely solve that problem 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs, margie

  33. Megan says:

    Can I add to the many requests for a tutorial? This is really fabulous and exactly what my husband needs!

  34. I’d like to also add to the list of people requesting a tutorial 🙂

  35. Fay says:

    yes, tutorial please!!!

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