Sunday, March 31, 2013

No-Sew Carseat Canopy Tutorial




What do you get a newborn for Christmas?  Especially a newborn with 2 older siblings?  A carseat canopy to keep the wind/rain/snow/light out!  Rather than pay $49.99 on Etsy, I turned to Pinterest to find a pattern and came up with calico's carseat blanket pattern.  My sewing machine was in the shop, however, so I came up with a no-sew version that I thought I would share here.

Materials:

polar fleece 50" by 42"
2 snaps or buttons
scissors or pinking shears

Directions:

1) Fold the polar fleece in half the "long way" and cut the polar fleece to the dimensions shown.  You can use pinking shears if you want a decorative edge, but plain old scissors will do.  Polar fleece will not unravel, so you can leave the edges raw.  Just eyeball the curves- it doesn't have to be exact.


2) At the narrowest part, cut four vertical slits to form the straps, and then snip horizontally across each one.  


3) Add snaps (or a button and buttonhole) to each strap.


4) Secure to the carseat with the blanket under the handle for easy carrying.  Enjoy!



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1 comment:

  1. This is fab - so much nicer than the bought ones.

    Thanks so much for sharing at The Friday Baby Shower, Alice x

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