Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Lazy Seamstress Booster Seat Cover Tutorial



Ok, so I know that I can't be the only lazy seamstress out there in blogland! If there are too many steps, I just won't try it.

Both of my boys are using booster car seats and they are both stained and are a little embarrassing. I wanted to make new seat covers for them, but it seemed like too much work since I would have to add elastic, etc. So, my solution was velcro! To be even more lazy, I used sticky velcro! I may have to redo it with sew on velcro, but we'll see how long it lasts like this.



I've had this awesome Batman fabric in my stash for years! I bought it for $1 at a thrift store. It is very soft and is like sweatshirt material. You will need any fabric that will not unravel too badly.

1. Trace the original seat cover on the wrong side of your fabric. Make sure to trace along the part that folds down on the side by the cup holders.

2. Cut it out



3. Zig zag stitch around the entire piece so that it will minimize the unraveling. I used a longer stitch, about 4-5.



4. Place the velcro on each corner, sides and the front.

5. Line up the new cover on top of the original cover and place the velcro in the same places as the other.

That's it! It is so easy and should only take about 20 min! You can machine wash it when it gets dirty and replace them very easily.


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10 comments:

heatherowe said...

The kids will love this!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! That looks fantastic, you are very creative.

laxsupermom said...

Great idea! Love the fabric and love that it's removable and washable! In theory, I don't want the kids to eat in the car, but in practice sometimes it's me tossing the food at the kids as we're rushing from one sport to another. Thanks for sharing.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How cute! The little tyke is ready for Gotham :D

Megan said...

what a great idea. I bet they love the batman fabric!

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Deborah McGrath said...

Great idea. I have so much trouble with the cover on the Garden Fairy's half booster seat. I should do the same.

Thanks
Deb xx

Katie said...

I love this and can't wait to try it myself....all the possibilities for fabric choices :)

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Becca said...

Great idea! I really need to learn to sew before this baby comes.

Jodi said...

My 4 y.o. superhero in training would love this! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Great idea & definitely makes buckling up more fun. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now following you back:)