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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Summertime Car Seat Cover

When my boys were babies, I was always trying to drape a recieving blanket over their infant carrier car seat to keep the sun off of them, but it seems like it was always falling off. With the new baby coming, I thought it would be nice to have a cover that is lightwight and breathable, yet keeps baby covered, and doesn't fall off. So, this is what I came up with.
I would love to see a picture if you make one.
**This tutorial is for personal and gifting use, please don't sell any covers that you make.**

You will need:
1 yard each of two coordinating fabrics
24 inches ribbon
Velcro
2 Buttons

1. Fold the fabric so that all four corners are lined up. Then, use a circle template to trace a rounded corner and cut all four layers. Repeat with the other fabric.


2. Pin the two fabrics right sides together and sew all around the edges, remembering to leave a gap to turn right side out.

3. Turn the fabric right side out and press.


4. Topstitch around the entire piece, being sure to sew the opening shut.


5. Take a 12" piece of ribbon and fold in half, right sides facing out. Topstitch around all sides. Attatch small Velcro pieces to ends, lining them up so that they will form a circle with the ribbon when shut. You may need to adjust the length of the ribbon, according to the size of your carseat's handle.

6. Fold the cover so that all four corners are lined up. Measure 3 inches in from the center of the fabric and mark both sides with a pin. This is where you will attach the ribbons.

7. Sew the ribbons onto the cover by sewing a small rectangle in the middle of each ribbon.

8. Sew a button on the outside of each ribbon, where the Velcro is attached.



Enjoy your new Summertime car seat cover!

38 comments:

casserole said...

Great tutorial!! This is just the thing for hot summers!

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-summertime-car-seat-cover/2009/05/04/
--Anne

Serena said...

What a great idea! I have three baby gifts to give and this is perfect! Thank you!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Oh I LOVE this! I am going to make my daughter one of these as well as a few for gifts.

What a great idea!
~Amy

Janice Twitchell said...

This was such an easy tutorial!! I am really bad at sewing and this project was easy! I just barely finished mine and will be albe to use it for my new little guy who will be with us in a few days! I'm "sew" excited!! I'm posting a picture of my carseat cover on my blog if you want to check it out.
coletwitchellfamily.blogspot.com
Thank you so much!!
Janice

Grumpy said...

Awesome Tutorial. Very easy project! :) thank you so much! I made one for my dd which you can see on my blog http://grumpy72.blogspot.com/2009/08/feelin-crafty-car-seat-cover.html

I think I'm going to add it to my gift stash too... this is just the thing a new mom needs! :)

Anna said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I had an idea of what I wanted, and had already bought fabric, but your guidance made putting it together a snap! I'm so grateful for talented people like you who post tutorials like this! Thanks!

Jessie said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I just made one for my baby, and am in the process of making another for my niece. I linked to you from my blog post: http://jwkilger.blogspot.com/2010/03/carseat-cover.html.

Thanks again!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Great idea!

Please feel free to add this tute to my Baby Week link party at My Frugal Family.

It can be found at:

theherberfamily.blogspot.com

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Dimensions can always be off by just enough to make the seat cover worthless with your individual car seat. If you have trouble finding a cover that lists your brand or model, there are many on the market that are designed to fit virtually any seat.

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Wow,Love the floral textile.I'm sure that you car looks very feminine in style and unique because most seat cover have a plain color and style not just like this,Nice stuff.

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Choosing the wrong type of car seat, installing it improperly, and securing a child incorrectly.

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Elliott Broidy said...

Brilliant!

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Dont buy a cover because of a special free offer or giveaway item, its the cover that you wanted to buy not a freebie.

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Melissa said...

This was so simple! Thanks!!! I added an extra set of ribbon loops on the bottom front (same distance apart as the main loops) so that the cover can be secured part way open as well.

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