Saturday, 27 October 2007

car seat make-over....

at 18 months it was time to move the petit twind up from the rear facing car seats even tho they are not yet 20lbs in weight ....
one seat given to us from a collection steve's mother has had a very worn and dirty cover...
i stripped the cover and stuck back some of the boken polystyrene which has fallen down, then i washed out all the yuck and crumbs....then washed all the scraps and fastenings in a mixture of liquid wash and disinfectant... my bowl gained its pink tide-mark when i was busy dyeing fabric for the lobsters long red bits....
matilda is standing on the cover which i have removed... all things placed on the ground must be stood on, also all manhole covers and grids must be stood on too
i cut off the slack elastic edge, and opened up the side seams which makes the seat the baby sits on...now you have a pattern to place on your lovely new cover. instead of wadding and so on i have used 2 layers of sherpa fleece, very snuggly and looks good ... this is about the 3rd car seat i have covered ....
here the finnished seat, looking 10 times better... i forgot to take pics of me sewing it back togather, and making a small seam for running some elastic into, but you might know how to do this already, and anyways i'm pregnant i do get distracted and forget ....
ta-daaaaaa!

2 comments:

hilde said...

ooh great, lovely snuggly fabric indeed! I did the same with the cover from the maxi-cosi, but was a bit lazy didn't remove the old one, just made a big square with a seam all the way round for the elastic...yes, well, I was pregnant with my fourth child at that time too, and I found it way to complicated to do it the 'right way'...

Em said...

Oops I got so carried away with the previous blog post I forgot that I was here because I have been passed a message via my ex-MIL from someone at the Echo trying to get hold of Karen about a twins club thing but she apparently has the wrong number. So I thought I could pass the message on through you, apparently she did a piece on a walk you guys did, and she wants to follow it up. her name is Jo Davis, and number is 830997.

Anyways cant go away without saying CONGRATULATIONS! again. And lovely car seat, oh and chicken!

xxxx