Monday, January 16, 2012

Re-Covering my Infant Car Seat

This is most definitely not going to be a tutorial…like ever.  This was the hardest most time consuming sewing project I’ve taken on in years!  There were several times throughout this week I just about gave up and started searching Etsy for cute car seat replacement covers.  There’s lots of cute ones that tempted me:

First, I found this dinosaur one I really really loved. 

Dinos with black minky boy Infant car seat cover

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This is another one I seriously considered buying!

Hoopla Dots Infant Car Seat Cover

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But in the end, I couldn't’ go through with it.  I only spent $10 in fabric (green circle fabric is from fabric.com) and thread.  I didn’t even use all of the fabric so I can use it for other projects. It did suck up a ton of time though!  I spent all last week working on this thing!  It’s not near perfect, but it is definitely cuter than it was before:

DSC_3606 I forgot to take a picture with the shade part up, so I dug this one up from when we were checking out our new house for one of the first times!IMG_2091 This car seat was mostly just boring!!

Now this is what I turned it into!

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The hardest part was the shade—mostly because I had to cut it up and make it up as I went and I’m not very good at that.  It took 5 hours yesterday to do just the shade!  I wanted to just get it done so I just constantly worked on it until it was finished-only taking breaks when my back hurt and had to get up and walk around a bit.  The other parts of the seat were easier because I just pinned to the original cover and sewed it up!!  Though it still was pretty time consuming with all those pins and getting it to lay right.  I got poked by pins more times than I cared to count! 

I’m just so glad it’s finished and now baby can come home from the hospital in style!!

7 comments:

  1. Love the colour and the seat looks fantastic!

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  2. It looks great---way to go!

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  3. Amazing work! It looks so different. I'm glad I found your blog!

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  4. This shade of green always remind me of you. I call it Katie Green. :) It looks fantastic. Way to keep at it!

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  5. Super cute! My MIL did one for my SIL who had a baby last summer, so when I get ready to recover one I will probably just hand it over to her :)

    I am thoroughly impressed.

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