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Car Seat Handle Cover


One of you readers emailed me, asking if I could show how to make one of these. I’m so sorry, but I can’t remember who it was. I’ve looked for the email but I’m afraid it’s gone. So mystery emailer, this is for you.


Do you carry your car seat up in the bend of your elbow? Or on your forearm? Does the handle pinch and twist your skin and drive you crazy? Well, it always did for me. This is a great solution for that. Or even to eliminate sweaty hand…..slipping off the handle.


Nice and cushy.


All I did was cut 2 pieces of cotton 9 x 15 inches and two pieces of thin batting 8 x 14 inches.


Then I sewed the 2 pieces of cotton together (1/2 inch seam allowance), right sides together…..and left open a 3-4 inch gap on one side. Then I clipped the corners and turned it right side out, poking out the corners.


Then I tacked the pieces of batting together at the corners, to keep them from shifting…..


……and then I shoved the batting inside the main piece. You ‘ll have to work at it to get the corners of the batting right in the corners of the inside of the fabric. Keep shifting it all around to get it to lay completely flat. (If the batting is too big, it won’t lay flat… you may have to trim it.) **I decided to do it this way, rather than sew the batting together with the 2 pieces of fabric because I didn’t want it to be too bulky when I turned it right side out and tried sewing around the whole thing.**


Then I tucked in the opening…..


And pinned it closed…….


And then I sewed around the entire thing.


And then I attached velcro to the ends.




Attach right to the car seat for some instant comfort.


Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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