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How to make a baby car seat cover


Here are the steps on how to make a baby car seat cover and turn a shoddy baby car seat to a brand new and lovely baby seat with the new seat cover. There are many new baby or infant car seats available in the market but sometimes it could be expensive to some people. Alternatively, why not think to DIY make the seat cover instead of buying a new car seat? This could help to save up some money and great for some people to pass the time, isn’t it good?

It is often for a baby to make car seat cover dirty especially when they drink milk or cry during heavy traffic jam. It will then left with muggy and stain on the car seat cover. Therefore we suggest changing the infant car seat covers instead of changing a new baby seat, it helps to save at least 5 to 10 times to buy a new infant car seats.

Step 1 – Remove the baby car seat from the car

Remove the baby car seat from the car and then remove the fabric off the seat. This has to be done properly and do not spoilt the car seat. Remember always start your work at a suitable work place.

Step 2 – Measure the seat cover

Measure every dimension of the car seat fabric which you removed in step 1 and add another few inches for each measurement. This is to get extra fabric to wrap around the seat and prevent from anything wrong.

Step 3 – Choose the fabric and pattern

You can now go to any fabric shop and choose the fabric and pattern you want. There are many types of material available in the market such as PVC, pure leather, normal fabric, or sturdy cotton which is a breathable material and suitable for baby. You can another extra layer if you want to make 2 layers of fabric to the car seat.

Step 4 – Make and cut the new fabric

Now mark the new fabric according to the size you measure in step 2 using a marker. Mark it carefully if the shape is oval, circle or round shape depends on your car seat type. Then you can cut out the pattern with a sharp cutter or scissor, this is how to make a baby car seat cover look nice.

Step 5 – Sew the new seat cover

You can now lay the pattern to the new fabric and pin it together. Then use the sewing machine to sew the car seat cover. You are use hand sewing needle to complete the cover for are that hardly sew with machine. This could bring give a perfect job. It is optional to make a two tone car seat cover by sewing 2 different colors fabric together. It is recommended to wash it before you apple the new cover to the car seat.

What you need

Here is the list of things that you need to make a new baby car seat cover:

  • Tape measure
  • A new fabric
  • Tissue paper
  • Pencil, pen or marker
  • Scissors, cutter, pins, and safety pins
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Straight-edged cutting tools

See also: Free sewing pattern for a baby car seat cover, Hawaiian car seat covers, Sheepskin car seat covers, Car seat cushion, How to upholster car seats, Car seat laws in Florida, Graco car seat recall.

In conclusion, it is good to learn on how to make a baby car seat cover.
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