Saturday, February 09, 2008

Now this is better



Now this is better, originally uploaded by mama_blueberry.

I wanted to get a new "girlie" infant car seat for my new baby girl that's due next month but it's not really a need it thing , just a want it thing. :)
I looked all over the internet for a pattern or instructions on how to do this and only found a universal pattern for about $14 that looked a little more trouble then it was worth so I just took the buckles off and washed/dried the pad and canopy (it had been in the garage for a year and a half... yuck!)
After that I layed it down and traced it onto some paper. I have an old ugly sheet that I used to make an initial mock of the cover and it fit fine! I was really suprised that it worked right the first time actually! LOL
This fabric I bought to make her a blanket with from a quilt shop with a matching pink polkadot flannel for the back, I like to make the 1 1/4 yard square blankets but this will be more useful I think.
I have just enough left over to make a Binky Blanket and maybe a burp cloth to match.
I have more pictures at flickr if you want to take a look here.
Happy crafting!
Julie

2 comments:

Em said...

I love the new cover! Great job getting it to work. I have always been afraid to do something like that without a pattern, but it looks like you figured it all out. My sister just re-covered her highchair pads... and it turned out great. There's a link in my blog list to her site if you want to check it out. Thanks for the comment on my site - I figured out the tension was wrong for the upper thread. I had to put it all the way down to 2! Em

Rose Anne B said...

Like your thinking and outcome on the cover. WOW you'll have three soon! Take care and hope all works out well for your family.

You have some very interesting items on Etsy! I came across the thumb pincushion on WhipitUp with a link to your site and tutorial but I can't find it. Is it still available? Thank you.