Saturday, May 21, 2011

Car Seat Strap Covers Tutorial

Sydney is finally growing!
All (and we have seen a lot) the doctors say she is very petite.
She is 11 pounds as of her 4 month check up.
Her little neck has been getting rubbed wrong by the straps of her car seat.
She already hates the car seat so I whipped up these little strap covers yesterday morning for her.
In hopes of it easing the pain of going places with her!
It was a quick 15 minute project I accomplished while both kids were awake.

First I cut four squares from left over fabric I used to make her car seat cover
which you can read about here
I just eyeballed, you really should measure the strap width and then triple it though.
If you do things the "right" way, which I never seem too!

(I ironed before I started working)
Then I cut 2 squares of thick batting.
Roughly the same size as the fabric squares.


Then face the cotton right sides together and the batting on top.
Stitch, leaving a small area open to allow you to turn it!
Repeat with second one!


Trim.
Turn and press.
Clip the corners,

be sure not to clip the stitching though
Sew the hole shut.

Then add Velcro.
Be sure to add one piece to the top and the other to the back and opposite side
so that you can "fold" it around the strap and Velcro underneath.
Did that make sense?
If not you'll know what I mean when you get to that point.

Test fit to make sure you are happy with the placement of the Velcro
then stitch in place!


Voila!
Cute strap covers to protect your sweet peas neck!

4 comments:

  1. great tutorial. I have a 2 year old that hates to be buckled no matter what carseat, stroller, high chair. But then she does something adorable and it's all good. Great blog, I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

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  2. these are super cute and you did a fabulous tutorial! Thank you! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I love making new blog friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  3. Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. What a little cutie & love the straps! :) Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-mindie-style-link-up-1.html

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