7.11.10

Car Booster Seat Re-Cover

I was so inspired by this Car Seat Re-Cover!
Laura from Laura Thoughts shows a great tutorial on just how to do this!

I was afraid to actually do this to my younger daughter's car seat, even though Laura's tutorial seemed simple enough. SO, I thought to help "boost" my confidence, I would re-cover my older daughter's "booster" seat (less to cover).
I'm happy to say, it was quick and easy to do, PLUS my oldest daughter and I LOVE it! (She picked the fabric)

Here's a quick "How-To"

Take seat cover off

Flip and place on wrong side of fabric

cut around leaving a 1 in. hang over.
Fold edge of fabric under and sew to edge of seat cover

Do the same to other side. Sew two lines in the middle to give the puff affect

Zig-zag bottom edge of seat cover (side with no straps)

Fold under and sew top (with the straps) of seat cover

Do the arm rest padding next by taking apart the original padding

Place pieces on fabric and cut (no hang over necessary)
Base edges

Sew back together

Then your done:
(every seat is different it seems, just use what you have as a template and you'll be good. Also, make sure you pay attention on how you took it apart SO you can put it back together again) :)
Here it is one more time

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13 comments:

  1. This looks so great! You did an awesome job. I love the fabric and I love that the arm rests look like baby booties.

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  2. That turned out fantastic!! Thank you for the tutorial. Definitely on my list of things to do now. =)

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  5. I just bought a couple of these seats at Walmart for my girls and wanted to do this. Thanks for the encouragement to get mine done! ;-)

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  6. So much prettier! I know when the booster is ready to be passed down, I'll have to do this for my son. He doesn't like Disney Princesses like his sister does. :)

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  12. I tried it too and even coverd my younger daughter's car seat in the same fabric so I have a matching set. You can see the finished results at http://procrastinatingisfun-kathy.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love that fabric you used!!! And what you did with the arms was such a clever solution. When I made a cover for my friends booster seat I kept having to re-sew the area around the arms, next time I'll definitely do it your way. I'd love to hear what you think:

    http://everything-under-my-sun.blogspot.com/2011/06/seat-cover-for-boys.html

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