This item sold on August 13, 2011.
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Every mom knows that car seat covers are baby's number one item that get dingy and dirty. They get stained, stretched, bumped, scraped, and just plain filthy! No matter how often you wash it, you can't escape the inevitable. Or maybe you're like me and bought a pink car seat and now you're having a boy . . . ;)
Whatever the reason, buying a brand new car seat just to replace the cover is simply a silly idea! This tutorial will teach you how to reinvent your car seat cover to make it beautiful and unique. The best part about my method is that you will use the original padding and original cover to create a brand new one. The manuals of all children's car seats state that no extra or different padding should ever be added to your child's car seat. My method follows these guidelines! Your original carseat cover will be RECOVERED. You won't be endangering your child's safety for the sake of fashion.
You'll receive a beautiful 15-page PDF with very detailed instructions and full color photos to show you how to recover your infant car seat and create a new canopy. Your car seat doesn't have to be a Graco Snugride like the one pictured. In fact, this tutorial will show you how to cover almost any infant car seat.
IMPORTANT: THIS IS A TUTORIAL NOT A PATTERN! The car seat tutorials are not patterns and we do not call them patterns because it would be quite impossible to create one for every car seat model. However, our solution is ideal as it is the only way to maintain the original safety standards and it works beautifully for most infant car seat models. See the HUNDREDS OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK from previous buyers of this tutorial!
I email all my PDF patterns and tutorials within 24 hours of payment, with few exceptions that can be found in my shop policies. I have excellent feedback for all my patterns! I will email the tutorial to the email address that Etsy provides me. If you need it sent somewhere else, please notify me in the "Message to Seller" section when you check out.
Approximate fabric requirements:
1 1/2 yards fabric A
1 yard fabric B (no nap)
OR 1 1/2 yards fabric B (with nap)
2-3 pkgs extra wide double fold bias tape
I do not recommend using Minky or any other super-soft fabric for the cover. The extra bulk adds too much complication to the project. Light to mid-weight (even home dec weight) cottons are best.
Thanks to NannysClothesline for the photo of her beautiful new carseat cover! Check out her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7176251
Another big thanks to Bethany Wolf for the lovely photo of her car seat as well! I love it!
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