Friday, January 14, 2011

Carseat recover - Sis in law owes me big!

Okay so my sister-in-law really wants a camo theme for her little boy that should be here in March and asked me awhile back if I could do a recover for her carseat. I put it off and put it off, thinking it would be way too hard and I would just screw it up. Finally over the past weekend I figured I better get started on it. Might as well get it done and out of the way and her kids have a habit of arriving a little ahead of schedule...

So here it is...


This was actually alot easier than I imagined it would be.. Time consuming yes, and I did end up using my seam ripper alot.. Give me a break though, this is my first one. Too bad Mr. K had an ugly carseat because Momma thought this would be too hard to do, I'm sorry little man...


Basically just took the original cover apart (which was actually quite nice and in my color theme for Mr. K) and replaced that fabric with the camo and minky.



On the canopy I was able to reuse the brown from the original saving myself some fabric and cutting.


I even finished the underside with binding covering all those seams..


This little neck pad thing was even easy to do, although I didn't replace the snaps. The brown is from the original and where it snaps onto the camo piece I just punched a little hole in the fabric so it would still snap.



The only thing I don't like about it is the tan binding on the main piece. Somehow the original binding ended up being too short once I started putting it back on. How that happened I do not know???? I didn't add anything extra.. No extra padding or bulk, it's gotta be safe for baby.. So I made a quick trip to Walmart this evening to get more but they were out of brown, no brown whatsoever.. I suppose I could've waited and gone to Hancock's tomorrow but I was ready to get this thing done..
Oh well sis will still love it, she better cause I ain't redoing this thing!!
So what do you think?

I'm linking up.. These are the linky parties I like to go to..

13 people think..:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I think that's fabulous. I'm sure your sil will love it. Perfect for the little combat!!

CJ xx

Brianne said...

SO SO SO CUTE!!

Tiffany said...

That is one pimped out car seat! I'm sure it was a ton of work, too. Very cool.

Clayton Thomas said...

You did a really good job with that. I'm your newest follower. All the best.

Clay

http://tantrumstroublesandtreasures.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-do-i-know.html

Hanna said...

Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Lovely blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com
I have 5 amazing handmade giveaways going on so be sure to take a peek when you stop by:) Nice meeting you!!
Great job on the car seat. I wish I was that crafty

Musings By Michele said...

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Newest follower I hope you can come by & check us out! thanks

Great looking car seat. Everyone will know which one is yours.

Chris said...

Wow. I am about to make a new car seat cover for my sister in law, too. So glad to be reminded it can be done. Love the cammo.

Teresa Choplin @ tchoplin2009(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Great job, it looks so good, but it looks like alot of hard work. You should be so proud! I'm your newest follower, please stop by to check me out. http://nontypicalmom.com

Jaimie said...

holy crap this is cool! i would have never thought of doing that.. you got some talent dearie! :)

Crystal said...

Very cute! I think it turned out great.

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

I love car seat re-do's and I'm pretty sure this is the coolest/cutiest one EVER! (I'm a sucker for camo, and for minky) That's going to be one lucky little baby!

Angela Brian said...

hello there.

what you did with this car seat is sooo cute. being an mommy-to-be i was very excited to find your tutorial.

i personally write a blog called GreenSubmarine, a place for me to feature my favorite projects people do.

take a look and let me know if you would be okay with a feature on my blog.

thanks for being so crafty.

keep up the creative work!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

You did a really great job!!