Nursery – Part 9: Car Seat Cover

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A Car Seat Cover is one of the standard piece of “must have” baby accessories.

Sometimes I can’t believe how the market is coming up with those items and making good money on selling them.

I’m happy to encourage you to make your own accessories. We already have changing mat and travel pouch, so now we need car seat cover.

It is absolutely simple to make and there are few ways of dealing with it.

1. You can simply use large enough square piece of fabric.

2. You can use towel (which can also come handy in hand in changing the diaper situations).

3. You can sew something a bit fancier and match all of the other items you already have.

I will obviously show you how to sew car seat cover which can be also used as cozy blanket for a stroller or bed time in the crib.

I used 2 pieces of fabric. One is a decorative one and the other a soft and worm comforting one.

This is my car seat.

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I measured it from left to right over the handle in up right position. Then I checked size from handle to the end of the hood and to the bottom of the legs. Please keep some extra centimeters so the cover will not slip inside while you will carry the seat.

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I decided to make oval shape on each end.

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I sewed it on the left side leaving open spaces on the left and right side for turning it and for feeding tie downs to the car seat.

Once it was turned on the right side I sewed the fabric all around on the edge leaving the openings on the left and right like before and then again about 1.5 cm from the edge, but this time all the way around.

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Now I just have to add stitching on the left and right with small entry and exit sections. Make sure you secure it well so threat will not come undone while in use. Then I could feed in folded fabric to tie the cover to the car seat on each side.

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A quick ironing and car seat cover is ready to use. Looks great on the car seat and the stroller.

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Nursery – Part 8: Travel Pouch

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When we have completed travel changing mat we should go for it and sew a matching travel pouch for the baby hygiene items we need.

changing mat 8Using same materials (except plastic sheet as we will not need it now) I have prepared shapes in the size to fit in few diapers, baby powder, cream and wet wipes.

I have sewn on all of prepared decorations. Then I have attached material to pieces of blanket left over from previous projects. This will make our pouch stronger and long lasting. I have connected all 5 sides of it for desired shape.

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Once I have turned it on the right side I have sewn through the side edges.

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But I have left the bottom of it so it will keep it’s full shape.

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Next step is lining.

I have cut similar size of fabric to fit in the pouch. And I sew it on 3 sides leaving one of longer sides open.

changing mat 14Then I have flatten bottom part and sewn at each end to shape it.

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Now we have to fit lining which is on it’s left side on top of pouch which is on its right side and pin it in.

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Sew it all around leaving about 10 cm break so you can turn it all thru it and push lining inside of the pouch which now should be on it’s right side.

changing mat 19Stich again around the edge closing this remaining 10 cm and break will become invisible.

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Now we have to add a zipper. Be careful, make sure zipper is long enough to close all up from end to end.

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Final stich on each side and viola! e have our beautiful travel changing mat and travel pouch ready to use.

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