Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Carseat Recover

After having three babies ride around in a faded gray and black carseat, I thought it was high time I got a pretty carseat. Taking some clues from this tutorial, and adding a little of my own interpretation, this is what I came up with. I'm dying to put a teensy-weensy girl into this carseat!

My favorite part of the entire project is the candy-stripe visor. It's just something different than expected, right? 

The fabrics used are:
Tea Cakes Ribbons & Roses Vanilla, designed by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit.
Tea Cakes Sugary Stripe Raspberry from the same collection
and Tea Cakes Petit Fours Spring Green from the same collection (this one is no longer available on Fabric.com)

I did not want to add in a boring newborn head support cushion that covered up all my work, so I created a pattern for an insert myself and made one from the leftover floral fabric!


  1. That is just beautiful! My mom recovered my navy blue carseat for me when we had our first (and only!) girl after 2 boys. You are really talented!

    Heidi (I followed your other blog for a long time and just discovered this one. Hope you don't mind a lurker!)

  2. Hey there,
    I was wondering if you could help me with recovering the head support that came with my car seat, I'm not really sure how to do it. Any suggestions or help would be really appreciate it :)
    thanks a bunch!