This is not exactly what my old car seat looked like. Mine is the cheapest one at walmart right now a simple black and tan plaid. It definately lacked in personality though and since Tober will be taking ove this one once she turns 1 I wanted to spruce it up in a gender neutral way.
Because I am still doing the lemon squeezy decades challenge my head was In the 1940's and because it is
Summer I couldn't help but think of swimwear. Between this pic. OUr yellow striped tent at the air show and Dana's striped car seat, I was inspired to make this new cover!
I love it! It turned out exactly like I hoped and was worth having to hand stitch it through my machine cause the fabric was so thick!
What was great about this project is that it was cheap and I was able to use my old cover as a pattern.
I used a simple canvas material for the stripes and a cotton for the red. I washed the old car seat cover and used the batting, as well as adding more, since this was a cheap car seat it wasn't very padded to begin with. To save money I cut the trim off the old cover so that I wouldn't have to buy new elastic, but this was really hard to attatch and if I had the money I would probably just buy new materials next time.
one project complete, a bunch more to go!!