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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Striped Flannel Car Seat Cover

Dare I say: Two in One! Car Seat Cover/ Baby Blanket! 

We're expecting our second baby shortly after we're expecting the first snow. I didn't use a car seat cover with my first babe, but decided that I should give it a try with mr. winter baby. Not only will it block the wind and keep the snow off him while we go back and forth from the car, but it will help me save face whilst being the hormonal, paranoid, mom-zilla I turn into the first couple days  weeks   months following babys birth. You know, the don't touch my baby! Don't breathe on my baby! Don't even look at my baby he's so fragile, and if you wake him up- I'll... Overload on protective mommy instincts here. Now baby can be hidden from view and will probably go undisturbed from the kind people who mean no harm in cooing and admiring. And I won't have to stick my foot in my mouth. Win- win. 

I really considered buying a cover, but as it turns out- these covers are very simple to make! And, I love the fabric that I chose because the soft flannel outside paired with the fleece (which is water proof) lining makes it a perfect back up baby blanket should we need one while out and about. I can just un-velcro the straps and lay the blanket down for cutie pie to roll around on, or I can wrap him up in it and give him smothering mama snuggles! Not to mention, I'm a sucker for all things Noahs Ark and wal mart was having a killer sale on baby flannels!

I cannot wait to lift up the cover and see my handsome baby boy sleeping peacefully inside his car seat! To make this, I checked out Mommy By Day, Crafter by Nights car seat cover tutorial and loosely followed her direction. Using of course different fabric, and quilting the top layer in horizontal stripes. And, darn it, I had to leave off those darling bows she added so as not to emasculate my little man.


  1. Hello.. Gottu know your blog from Pam threading my way.. Nice to meet another blogger interested in sewing. Your newst follower now.-Diya:)

  2. Haha. These are a major life-saver for the over-protective mom (like me). The grocery store encounters left me freaking out, because everyone would reach in and try to touch E or rub her cheeks or mouth or something... and I KNOW people don't wash their hands like they should. Anyway, the carseat cover was great, because no one would lift it, and I could pretend she was asleep or something. Perfect.

    P.S. Cute cover, and cute carseat. Was that one you got on a trade? Maybe you should do a post about trading things for other things. I think it's awesome.

  3. So cute, and so functional! Too bad about the little bows, but it's super adorable anyways :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  4. These carseat covers are such a great idea. I agree when they are so tiny it is a great block for hands that you don't want to touch your babe!

  5. I love this! Too cute! How creative

  6. So gorgeous! I love the fabric colours and combinations!Good work!
    I'd love for you to visit my blog.

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  7. Congratulations on the soon to be addition to your family. The car seat cover looks great and will be perfect for winter.

  8. Super cute!!

    Thanks for taking the time to link up at Keep Calm & Link Up this weekend! We're thrilled you chose to party with us :o)
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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