Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Car seat cover

I followed this tutorial cause if there was a fan club for this girl I would be in it--even though I don't know her--yeah, when I say it out loud it is kinda embarassing. I totally love it. We used to always drape a blanket over Jackson to keep him sleeping so when I saw this I knew I'd make it. It was really pretty easy. I already had the pieced part from a quilt that I had started. I heard you weren't supposed to quilt with prewashed fabrics so I'd just given up on it and it was just in my fabric pile. I had to add little scraps to the edges to make it big enough. The only thing is the tutorial said to put the straps 5 inches apart but i'm kinda a wuss and use my whole arm to haul a car seat. I couldn't fit my arm through with 5 inches so I made them more spaced. I couldn't tell you how much more b/c I don't measure anything.

5 comments:

Lori said...

It looks awesome! I'm so impressed with all your sewing going on with a newborn.

Mandy said...

That looks great Natalie! I totally need to make one of these for my next baby!

Grandma Jan said...

Baby this is beautiful! Looks better than any of those fabrics we looked at when I went shopping with you and I bet it was cheaper. I am glad your energy is returning since giving birth. Don't overdo it. I am still your mom. Love to all

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

Cute, cute, cute baby! I can't wait to meet Sam at the wedding. Also, I'm honored that you would choose to name your precious boy after my precious dog ;) I had no idea you were such a fan!

Kelly Key said...

Natalie, I love it! Great Job! My sister got us one of those & we use it all the time. She ordered Auburn fleece for the lady to make it out of. She used a woman she found off the web called www.grammaJdesigns.com. Our is made of two different fleece AU fabrics & it's reversible! So there are tons of cool ways to make these things useful. Great job on being ambitious & making your own!