Tuesday, December 14, 2010

reversible car seat cover

This project is so easy!

This weekend, I found myself three hours before a baby shower, and not having gotten a gift for the new mommy, yet.

So, I ran to the fabric store and got 1 yard each of two complimentary fabrics, and a spool of 1-1/4" ribbon to make a reversible car seat cover.

You've seen these before . . . you know, the canopies that hang over the baby, but still allow you to carry the car seat by the handle?  I love them because when curious people want to see your baby, you can pull the curtain back a tiny bit for them to see, but not enough for someone to put their germy hands inside and touch your little bundle's face.  They also block out light to help the baby sleep more soundly.

For my version of the car seat cover, I laid the two pieces of fabric on top of each other, right sides together and sewed around the edge, leaving an opening to turn it.

Then, I ironed and top stitched the hem in place, closing the turning hole.

Next, I sewed two straps (approximately 30 inches long each) in place in the center, about 6-7 inches apart from each other.

Finally, on either side of each strap, I sewed a button hole the same length as the ribbon's width to pull the straps through to the other side.

Ta-Da!  Total, this project took about an hour, so making several of these would be quick and easy for a go-to baby shower gift.

1 comment:

Vivian said...

That is so awesome! I love the button hole idea.