By Viktoria Carrella
How to Make a Baby Car Seat Cover
Making infant car seat covers can bring new life to otherwise plain car seats. Finding a pattern and selecting your favorite fabric makes the project fun, and jazzing up your baby’s car seat is something you can do to make your parenting experience unique!
By Viktoria Carrella
OverviewBaby car seat covers can become stained and worn after just minimal use because few cleaners can remove the stains caused by bodily fluids and spilled formula. Rather than replacing the seat cover every few months, you can make a new one for a fraction of the cost of a new seat cover.Step 1Measure your car seat from top to bottom and side to side. Add ten inches for each of these measurements because your cover will wrap around the seat in areas.Step 2Lay your tissue paper on the floor and use a tape measure to measure out the length of your car seat on the paper, adding the ten inches by putting five on the top and five on the bottom. Use the pencil to mark this measurement on the paper at the top and bottom. Do this for each of the sides as wellStep 3Connect your marks on the paper by drawing them inside a circle, and then cut out the pattern. Fold the fabric in half and pin your edges to the edges of the pattern you just cut out. Cut the fabric to the exact shape of the pattern and then remove the pattern completely.Step 4Turn the pieces of fabric so the outsides are touching. Make sure they are even, and then pin them together.Step 5Use the sewing machine to sew up three sides of the cover. Turn it inside out so that the correct outer sides are facing out again, and sew the rest of the car seat cover, leaving a one-inch hole.Step 6Mark a one-inch hem all the way around the cover and pin this together. Sew this as a seam around the cover and leave a hole where the last one-inch hole was left.Step 7Pin a safety pin on one end of the elastic and put this inside the hole you left open. Push the pin around the casing so that it goes all the way around and brings your elastic all the way through the seam you sewed. Take the pin off and use the elastic clip to hold the ends of the elastic. Press on the clip button and then pull the elastic so the seat cover loosens and tightens.skill3ingredientTape measure
Two yards of fabric
Tissue paper and pencil
Scissors and pins
Sewing machine and thread
Elastic and elastic clasp holder
Needle for hand sewing
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