Monday, July 20, 2009

Infant Car Seat Tent Cover

The Thrify Chick, who recently passed away, posted this great tutorial on a simple car seat cover
for your infant car seat. I used it to make one for my car seat. I made a few little changes:
I added a pocket on the corner for a pacifier, your keys when shopping, etc. The pocket was 7 by 7 inches before sewing. I also used sew on velcro for closing the pocket and for the straps that attached to the car seat. I also positioned the straps a bit differently, but I think I might move them. Even in the summer, I always take a light blanket with me when going out with the baby. I really like this idea- because this can be used for so many things- and it is attached to the car seat- so there is your lightweight blanket- build into your car seat. ☻


DairyQueen said...

That looks like a project I'm going to have to tackle! I'm so excited that I know how to sew now, because I didn't know how to for my first two babies :)

TrishAnderson said...

I went to the blog of The Thrify Chick after you posted about her last time. I sat and cried. I felt sorry for the loss that so many people have right now. Thank you for sharing her with us.

I love the modifications that you made. It seems very useful.

Jennifer said...

This is such a cute idea. You did a fabulous job! And does IKEA sell that fabric at their store? I love it!!!

finnwildon said...

Adorable! (I have seen a bunch of these around.) Because I don't sew... I'm gonna have to hire you to make me one for my next baby!)