Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Baby Gifts Part 3- Car Seat Tent

This is one of our first posts on our blog and one of my favorites! So I'm reposting it for anyone who missed it, and because it makes an awesome baby gift!

 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!
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Bettie Rocker said...

I LOVE these! I never had one with either of my boys but once I saw a couple online, I decided if my husband agrees to any more, Im making one. And by "making" I mean commissioning a friend to do it becuase sewing machines HATE me =)

Lanie Ree said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love the straps. what a great idea to just make on, instead of spending a fortune to buy one!

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

Kaysi said...

I love this!!!

Lissa @ MyThriftyTreasures said...

This is great, thanks for sharing the how-to! I'll be making one for my baby soon.

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