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
2 Buttons1. 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!