carseat canopy tutorial


Learn how to make a carseat cover for your little baby so that s/he can be protected from the germs and the changeable weather conditions.


Before you start, wash, dry and iron the fabric that you are going to use.

  • Cut the two fabrics (top and back) 35" wide and 42" long.
  • Line up your fabrics, right sides together.
  • Fold the top fabric vertically to find the center and iron a crease. Then cut the crease 19 1/2" (from the bottom) to make the front slit.



  • Place top and back fabrics right sides together and cut the slit up the back fabric so that both have an identical slit. Pin them together.




  • Sew together around the whole fabric, leaving a little space so that you can turn the fabric's right side out.
  • After sewing, flip the fabric right side out and then iron around the edges. When you come to the part that hasn't been sewn yet, fold the raw edges under and iron smoothly, as in the photo below. And topstitch all the way around.


  • Now it is time to sew the strips. Cut two pieces of 6 1/2 x 11" straps. Take one piece fabric and fold it in half vertically and sew along. 

  • Press the strips flat, pay attention to the photo below. The sewing line will be in the middle. Sew along the top side of the strap and flip right side. Turn the open edge inside and sew closed.


  • Sew 3" velcro on each strap. When you have stitched them, one will be on the top of the front and other will be on the bottom of the back.



  • Sew straps on the cover. Fold the cover in half, pin the straps in the middle, 5" apart and centred. Sew them on, just below the upper velcro. To define the exact place of straps you can use the measurements below, as well. Scraps will be 14 1/4" from the top, 10 1/2" from the sides and 19" from the bottom.



  • Finally I made a sailor bow and put it at the top of front opening. 
It is ready to be gifted now. You can make one for your baby or it is also perfect to be gifted.



Comments

  1. Could you take a picture of this on the car seat? I would love to make it..but just not sure how it works! Thanks!!

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    1. I made this as a gift and do not have a carseat of my own but I think I should take a photo o the car seat so it could look better. As soon as I find the chance, I will. Thank you for your comment

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