We live in Idaho, where we get a lot of this……
And while in his car seat, my long and chubby 6 month old baby wouldn’t fit under one of these……..
So I decided to make one of these……….
Do you want one too??
I bought 1 1/4 yards each of 2 different colored coordinating fleece. I ended up trimming it down a bit but see how you like it once you get it home. You might like it larger or smaller. The bigger you make it, the more you can tuck around your baby once they’re inside the car seat but if there’s TOO much, then it’ll drag on the ground if it’s not tucked in. Decide what will work best for you.
Then place right sides together and sew all the way around (5/8 inch seam), except for about 10 inches or so, on one side. Trim your corners and then turn it right side out through the 10 inch hole. Poke your corners out so that they’re nice and square and then fold the 10 inch opening to the inside, 5/8 inch, just like your seam. Pin it closed and then top stitch around the entire thing, 1/2 inch from the edge.
Next, you’re going to tack the 2 pieces together all over the cover, in random places. This will keep the two pieces together a little better. Use the zig-zag stitch, but adjust it so that it stays in one spot……… (It’s the white thread, next to the green dot…….see it?)
Then measure out 2 pieces of wide grosgrain ribbon, that are about 24-26 inches long (depends on how long you like it). Pin the ribbons to the cover and then place the cover over your carseat to see if the ribbons are in a good spot. Sew the ribbons, down the middle, several times to secure them tightly.
Then tie your cover on…………..All Done!
And while your baby is in the car or in the store, just flip the blanket up over the car seat handle…….no need to untie it every time.