Carseat covers should be made-to-fit the seat, not loose and baggy. Thus, when it came to making my first cover I simply took apart the old original cover and used that as a pattern. It worked perfectly! Fabric choices I like: twill, canvas and heavier cottons. Double-fold bias tape is used to border the edges of all pieces. Here are some covers I’ve made for family or sold to clients.
Canvas fabric from Jenny’s Fabrics in Fountain Valley. I also dissected the headrests and formed new ones with a double layer of batting for the curve. I should have made the headrest come out further in front (less shallow). It doesn’t hold baby’s head as well as I’d like.
Cotton fabric from Jenny’s Fabrics in Fountain Valley.
Cotton fabric found online.
Michael Miller – Mirror Dot (that’s a tongue twister) cotton fabric from Jenny’s Fabrics in Fountain Valley.
Flannel fabric from JoAnn’s.
Owen’s other chair:
Canvas fabric from JoAnns. Headrests are made of soft micro-suede and cotton.