6.29.2010

Carseat cover

Tonight I am about to start my third car seat recovering project. I'm debating whether or not I should create a tutorial as I go, or not. Not sure if it's worth my time... anyone interested in that???

When I was pregnant last year, I contacted Dana from MADE to make on for me, but didn't have the ability to do it at that point. When it came time to have it done, I contacted her again, but she had just stopped making them for customers. So, I figured, why not do it myself. I searched high and low for a tutorial but couldn't find anything. I decided to just tackle it myself. I mean, what was the hurt? My carseat was practically new and the cover was falling apart. It was either buy one from the manufacturer or make one. I figured if it didn't work, I could just buy it from combi. Well, I loved it. And, I learned a lot along the way. I made one for a friend of mine recently and that same friend is paying me to make one for a friend of hers. Anyway, if it is something someone is interested in, I take the photos along the way and post a tutorial next week.

8 comments:

Apryl Cerkas said...

I'd be interested in a tutorial on this! It has to be fairly simple for me, cuz I'm not really very adept at sewing. I'd be willing to try it, though!!

Brittany said...

I have wanted to make one, but wasn't sure I had the skills to do it. I would love a tutorial! You probably will get some annoying people who are going to say that it isn't safe blah blah blah...but I think it would be great!

Anja said...

I would totally be interested, especially if it was a toddler seat cover, not the bucket-snaps-in-base kind. If you were to make it for a specific model, the Evenflo Triumph to be exact, complete with pattern pieces, I would be willing to spend money and purchase it!

mindi said...

YES! YES! and, YES! I think anyone and everyone would love to see this!

Deidre said...

I'm working on an infant chicco seat right now. But the great thing is, it gives you a place to start for ANY car seat. I finished most of the seat last night... might have it done tonight. I'll post it and if you ladies have questions, feel free to ask.

Swati said...

Oh yes please, thank you!

Emily said...

Oh you're awesome! A tutorial would be great! I've been searching for one too

chrystal said...

would love to see your tutorial for the cr seat cover ... it would come in really handy right about now :) as my daughter will be transferring into her older brothers seat & i would love the chance to make it her own :) thanks so much!!