Saturday, October 3, 2009

Carseat Tent

I whipped together this little carseat cover last week before a trip to the zoo, where I knew JellyBean would be needing a nap. I've had the fabric for ages -- literally, ~A~G~E~S~ -- and I'm so happy I came up with a use for it! I've already used this handy little tent numerous times, and it's only been a week!

It was super easy to make -- One yard each of two different fabrics, sew them right sides together pillowcase-style, turn, edge stitch, and add some velcro strappies. Done.

Now, why didn't I make one for her six months ago??

5 comments:

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I've been seeing these popping up on different blogs. Sure could have used one when the kids were little! We were always trying to keep a blanket balanced over the car seat.

Kate said...

fabulous...i need to do the same...what are the dimensions?

Care said...

Kate,

I just used to one-yard cuts of 44" wide quilters cotton. The 44" length goes head-to-toe on the carseat, and the one yard measurement goes side-to-side. Basically, I draped the fabric over the carseat to see what would fit, and it happened to be exactly one yard! I think carseats vary at least a little (although it can't be THAT much!) in size, so you might want to "measure" the same way to be sure it will fit. I wish mine was just a couple inches longer head-to-toe, but it works just fine.

Hope that helps!

Samantha said...

Awesome idea for a baby shower gift too! I am adding it to my arsenal!

tracylynne said...

I did something similar to keep the bugs out of the stroller-I used an old lace tablecloth and velcro that way the baby could still see out and not have the bugs bother him.