Monday, October 14, 2013

Today's Tutorial - Carseat Cover

Make sure you cut notches in the rounded corners of the two 29" x 41" pieces of fabric you sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance. This will create less bulk in the corners and make it easier to turn right-sides-out. Remember to leave a gap for turning. This gap will be closed during the top-stitching process.

Your 8" x 4 1/2" rectangles will be folded like so.

Stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance on the lines I have marked here, leaving a gap for turning.

When you flip it right-sides-out, it should look like this.

Ta-da! This is the strap after top-stitching using an 1/8" seam allowance.

Add velcrow as shown. Use sew-on velcrow without adhesive, or it will gum up your machine.

Use a double row of stitching to attach the straps to the cover. Buttons can be added as a decorative embellishment. The picture below shows how to attach the completed carseat cover to the carrier.

I'm linking up with:

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this tutorial. Would make a really nice shower gift!