Being our 4th baby, we don’t need too much to prepare. One thing we did need was a car seat cover to help protect our little one from the Canadian fall and winter weather.
We used to have one that attached to the handle of our seat and draped over the back and front of our seat… But I was never a fan of it blowing up when a bit of wind, and I couldn’t find it from 3 years ago. So I started searching online.
I almost instantly fell in love with the stretchy covers the go around the whole seat and double as a nursing cover. But I couldn’t justify spending $40+ shipping so I started looking for how to make one myself.
I used a baseline from THIS pattern, and tweaked it from there until I came up with something that I loved and that was super easy to put together. Then I hijacked my mother-in-laws sewing machine and was off to Fabricland – where I found all my fabric on clearance. I ended up paying $3/cover. Can’t beat that!
- 1 Meter Of Jersey Knit Fabric
- Sewing Ruler With Angles (check Walmart of your fabric store. They are inexpensive, and very useful)
- Measuring Tape
The Cutting & Pinning:
- Cut out the large boxy piece (You will need TWO of these pieces):
- Cut 2 long rectangles that each measure 36X5 inches from the remaining fabric.
That’s it! You can neaten up the outside edges if you want, but there is no need to sew them. Jersey knit will not fray, even when washed. Oh, and I should add that you can wash and dry this cover with all your regular laundry – but if you choose a bold colour or pattern beware of the colour bleeding when washed.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. I will get back to you as soon as possible! Happy sewing!