Apr 7, 2011

Crafty Thursday: Car Seat Recover

My sister gave me a car seat to use for our new baby, only problem it was VERY pink, so I decided to recover it!
First I ripped out the seams holing the different parts of the car seat together, the nice thing was the fabric and batting was surged together for each section making it easy to take apart.
While ripping it apart, I marked darts and other tricky parts with a black marker on the batting
Here is how the darts looked when the stitching is ripped out
next I pinned each piece of the car seat to the new fabric with the batting side up
You can surge the new fabric onto the old, but I just did a zigzag stitch along the original surging line. 
The slots where the straps come through are pretty much big button holes, my machine couldn't make one big enough so instead I did a zigzag stitch catching the original car seat fabric and used a seam ripper to open the slot.
Sewed each section together top first, then bottom, then together in the middle.
Finish off with some bias tape, add a cute baby....
And pink becomes cute green!


Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Very nice transformation!

♥ Miss Tea said...

WOW, love the result! the baby is soo adorable!!

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Jill said...

Great transformation! Now you have a personalised baby seat! Too cute!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

The car seat re-cover turned out pretty. Great job! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Jen said...

Wow, great job! The carseat looks adorable in green and looks like you got it from the store like that!

Christine said...

Love it! Thanks so much for linking this with my Show and Share party! I featured this project, please come check it out and grab a bragging rights button.

Nicole said...

What a cute baby!

You may want to let readers know they should use flame retardant fabrics and let them know that using a different cover voids the car seat warranty.

Rene said...

Love this! Thanks for the idea - I just might try this out!