18 April 2011

Strap Covers Made Simple

For the past year and some, I have been planning on making strap covers for my little boy's car seat, but I never really got around to it. Finally I sat down and got them started. Before I knew it, I was done. I think that they turned out pretty cute and they were way easier than I thought they would be!

All I did was:
1. Cut out 2 rectangles of each fabric (for the front and the back of the covers)
*ab0ut 6 1/2 - 7 inches x 8- 9 inches (depends on the size of cover you want.
2. Turn the printed sides together and sew around 3 sides.
3. Turn right side out.
4. Cut high-loft batting to fit inside rectangles. and fit inside cover.
5. Turn the open edge inside and sew all the way around the cover.
6. Fold into thirds and make a stitch on the 1/3 lines
7. Cut Velcro to fit the cover and sew on the outer thirds to close the cover around strap.

That's all it took. No pattern, no fancy stitching, just straight lines and that's it!

1 comment:

  1. Love the BYU material! I have a car seat cover in that. Great idea to make your own strap covers. I bought some because they were so soft (like minky) but they have stuffed monkey heads on them which are a little obnoxious. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!