Sunday, January 3, 2010

Car Seat Cover

Christmas Eve we took the "safari" to Nanna and Papa's house. When the "safari" got into the van they tracked the mud that was in the driveway into the van and into their seats. So of course we had to take the seats out and wash the covers.

Elijah's car seat cover has seen better days. So when we took the covers off I knew that his cover would not make it through another wash cycle. I looked on the web to see if I could find a replacement for his car seat. The ones that were made for his car seat ranged from 65.00 to 179.00. That is right, why not just buy another car seat from Wal-Mart. Of course I looked at the car seat cover and realized that I could make him a new one.

I went to Hobby Lobby and found the material that I wanted and went home. After taking the old car seat cover apart, I went to work. It took me about a day and a half of work, me working when the "safari" was asleep to finish the car seat cover. I found that I could just buy a universal car seat cover for about $30 after I was done with mine. I only spent about $25 on mine and I think that I did pretty well since all I had was the old car seat cover.

After finishing my car seat cover I was sad that I did not take a picture of the old car seat cover so that you could see the difference in the two pictures. So all you get is one picture the after picture of what the car seat looks likes now. I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself and I hope that Elijah likes his new cover and that it lasts for a while.


cheryl said...

You "sew" girl! What's it going to be next? :o) It's always fun to see what projects you have going on.
I'm quite impressed.

Trish said...

You did such a good job. Did you find out if you have a pattern for a high chair cover? Pam will need one because Autumn is getting to that point. You are so creative. You must get that from dad and the cooking love from me. I love you mom