8.29.2012

Chevron Car Seat Cover {Tutorial}

Chevron Car Seat Cover (27) copy

I will be the first to admit that I am a little behind on the Chevron Trend – but when I saw this fun gray and white chevron fabric by Adorn It – I knew it was perfect for baby number 3’s car seat cover! I love how it turned out! I wanted something cute, fun but still simple. I know there are a few tutorials out there for car seat covers – some that are even a little more in depth than mine – but I wanted to share how I made mine.

First: You will need 1 1/4 yard of your outer fabric and 1 yard of inner fabric. You may recognize my inner fabric from the Peak Hour line by Riley Blake – since it is from the fabric in their room!

With right sides together – match up the inner side and outer side and trim off the 1/4 extra. (and any other extra there may be)

Next, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, I sewed the fabric together – leaving a small opening so I would be able to flip it inside out. Before I flipped it inside out I snipped off the corners.

 

After I flipped it inside-out, I stitched around the fabric once again. I used a 1/2 inch seam allowance and it closed up the small hole perfectly. You can’t even tell that it was never stitched there in the first place. This also holds the fabric in place so it doesn’t get twisted up in the wash.

For the straps I decided to go with snaps. They seemed “boyish” and worked out perfect for the look I was going for. I always mark where my straps are going to go. If you have a car seat you can out the cover on and mark it that way. If you don’t have one, fold the fabric in half – but then pull one side down about 5 inches longer than the other side – find the middle and then pin each strap spot about 5 inches away from the middle.

For the straps I cut two pieces of fabric from the extra 1/4 so that they were 5 inches wide. With right sides together I stitched them together using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. I left the bottom open.

Next, I folded in the end about 1//2 an inch and pressed.

Following the same technique I used for the cover, I stitched around the outside of each strip using a 1/4 seam allowance.

Lastly, I followed this tutorial and inserted my snaps – sew easy!!

Then I stitched and backstitched and stitched and backstitched again – the straps onto the cover where the pins where.

and was done!

Chevron Car Seat Cover (22) copyChevron Car Seat Cover (23) copy

I love how well the green fabric matches my car seat! Darling! And the snaps are the perfect addition.

Now I just need the sweet baby!!

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