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Car Seat Blanket and Cover




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Towst
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Towst
105 days ago
 
Inspired by Lisa's lovely car seat blanket that she posted recently I dug out Alia's car seat blanket and cover pictures. I made them based on a photo I saw. I didn't have a pattern.



We basically made a square blanket, one corner was sewn to make a little hood the other three corners were rounded, I just cut around a plastic lid or a dinner plate to get the shape. Holes were cut into the back of it to line up with the car seat straps and we finished the holes off like a button hole. I used the button hole setting on my machine. The idea is the blanket stays in the car seat and you just open it out to put the baby in, fasten the restraints, the hood goes over their head first and the sides tucked in by their chin and the other three corners of the blanket are fastened as though you were swaddling a baby.

When you get home if you carry the car seat into the house it is easy to open up the blanket so the baby is not too hot if they are sleeping. In the same way if the baby is sleeping when you take them out you don't have to wake them to put them into their coat.






The cover was made with a piece of pink see through vinyl between the outer fabric and lining fabric, we cut a hole in the two fabrics for a viewing window but not in the vinyl, so that if it were raining while she was going to the car the baby would keep dry. Because of the vinyl I didn't put elastic around the bottom I just left it to hang free so it would let a lot of air in, the picture I had seen had elastic all round the bottom securing it to the seat but it didn't have the viewing window or the vinyl

I think again the cover was basically a rectangle with the corners rounded a bit (not as much as the blanket) I put it in place on the seat to line up the flaps that go around the handles (they have velcro so you can take them off for washing. The flaps that go over the handles are also what holds the cover up over the baby along with the hood of the baby seat, rather than it flop on top of the baby... (hope that makes sense)

The handles on most baby seats swivel back and the hood goes down, the cover will fold back with them to get the baby out.

I hope those instructions are good enough for anyone that might like to have a go at making one. If you have any questions feel free to ask
  
purplelisa
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purplelisa
105 days ago
 
Thats a super idea sarah and very clever making your own pattern up .x
  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
105 days ago
 
Thank you for doing that sarah, the instructions seem easy to follow , I will speak to Ruth about it. At the moment anything I suggest is wrong .lol. ( mothers and daughters eh !)
  
maritrez
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maritrez
103 days ago
 
Lovely make - good work!
So cosy and practical too!!
  
Serendipity2
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Serendipity2
102 days ago
 
It’s lovely Sarah. Looks fab. x


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