Saturday, January 30, 2010

Car Seat Tent!

 I'm going to teach you how to make a car seat tent.
These are awesome for all seasons.  Especially for baseball games and things in the summer and for Church all year round!  I designed it to be a cover but also to double as a blanket.
Items Needed:
2 yards each of a cotton fabric and a snuggle flannel
2 packets of quilt binding in a complimentary color
matching thread
2 buttons (the bigger the better, I say :D)
To start off I bought 2 yards each of a cute cotton print (for the top) and a snuggle flannel for the bottom.  I cut each piece into a rectangle measuring 33 X 41".
Next you will turn the opposite sides together and sew around the edges about 3/4 of an inch leaving enough unsewn to reverse back to the right side.
Once it is turned out take your quilt binding and sew around the edges and use this to sew up the hole.
Next cut 2 strips of each fabric 7 X 3" and turn the opposite sides together sew around the edges and then flip right-side out and sew again along the edges.
Now sew a button hole to one end of each strip.  I used the zig-zag stitch to make 2 parallel lines then connected them with a straight stitch and then used my seam ripper to cut a hole in the middle.
 Next sew buttons on the opposite end.
Now lay the blanket over your car seat to determine where to sew on your straps.  Pin them on and sew a small rectangle attaching the straps to the blanket.
Voila!! I promise this is easy! I am a beginner and the whole project took me only a couple of hours.  I hope that you try it out and love yours as much as I loved mine!

8 comments:

♥ kimberly said...

Oooh, I've been wanting to make one of these for my next baby. Thanks for the instructions! Looks cute!

Heather Inns said...

My sister in-law sister made those when her twins where born last summer. Very cute.

Angela Winterton said...

So cute! It looks like even a beginning sewer (like myself) could make it.

Lisalulu said...

my daughter is having a baby tomorrow (fri... i hope i hope!)
how timely this is!! and beautiful... thanks for sharing!

Funky Frog Designs said...

How cute! I can't wait to get my sewing machine fixed so I can make some! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jenglamgirl said...

I have seen these around... so clever. They were at the What Woman Want Expo... so I heard! i didn't go ;( Darling!!!

Lisa L. said...

I love it! I have been looking for a baby gift for my friend and this is just right! Thanks!

Lorie said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see what else you guys come up with!

 
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