So my niece Ava is now almost 4 months old and spends a lot of time in her car seat going here and there with her 3 older siblings. The car seat strap covers my sister was using were getting pretty nasty so it was requested that I make some new ones.
I first saw this tutorial on reversible strap covers from Alisa at the Sweet Life. But I decided to change the sizes a bit so the finished size is about 6″ long. They might be a tad long for newborns but they fit Ava’s car seat great!
I used pink polka-dots on one side and pink fuzzy fabric on the other. They were really quick to make and came out super cute. Ava loved them! Well, I think she did…she drooled all over them. And because they are reversible you can just flip them over and extend the life between washes.
Here is my tutorial…
Materials (for one pair)
- Two 7″ x 7″ pieces of patterned cotton fabric
- Two 7″ x 7″ pieces of soft and fuzzy fabric or another cotton pattern
- Two 7″ x 7″ pieces of batting (I like low-loft polyester because it doesn’t stretch like cotton batting)
- Two sets of 3″ velcro strips
Then later when she was up I thought I would take a pic of the other side of the straps. Isn’t she cute?!?
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