Saturday, August 22, 2009

Carseat Tent

I made a Carseat cover/tent (it is both right?) since I loved all the ones I have seen out there and I was annoyed with my first daughter that the blanket I would use to cover the carseat while she slept would always fall off and it was over the handle which made it hard for us to carry.

I loosely used this tutorial. I just wanted the dimensions and how much fabric to get. In this tutorial her measurements are 37 x 43 and that is what I cut mine at. I then just cut off the corners and rounded them.

carseat tent


As you can see I did add a binding on to mine, which was not in the tutorial. I really wanted a 3rd coordinating fabric for the straps and I wanted a more finished look so I added the binding. I did a bias binding so it would make it easier to do the rounded corners and it worked great! I just sewed the binding on like I would a quilt.

Carseat tent


All 3 of my fabrics are from Micheal Miller line and I got them for $3.98 a yard! So my cover is super cheap but really cute! The finished size of my cover is 36 1/2" x 42 1/2" which is perfect since it does not drag on the floor like some of the covers that I have seen.

peek a boo


I can't wait to start using this but I have some months before I pop. LOL.

10 comments:

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

adorable Darci!!! great job!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

i love this....wished i would have had one of these a few years ago

Stacey said...

that is awesome!! i have 4 kids, and have never seen one of those, but i am done, so i will never see one either. good luck!!

Shasta said...

You really are prepared. I haven't seen one of those, but what a great idea!

a good yarn said...

That's terrific! I think I'll be making this for some friends who are expecting Christmas babies. Thanks! Ann :)

Sarah A said...

Looks great... I'll have to file that that link away for future use.

Jantine said...

Your car seat cover looks great. Wonder how cute the baby that is to go underneath will be ;-).

Deb said...

GREAT idea !! Do tell where you scored MM Fabrics for $3.98/yd. !!!
Now THAT'S a bargain!!

Michell said...

wow,it looks awesome...
great color and design...

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Michell
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~Michelle~ said...

So cute Darci! Love it ;)

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