With my new baby on the way, I feel like I have to blast through all my sewing projects. One of the projects was recovering a carseat.
(I know there might be some that say this carseat is no longer safe, or the warranty is now void. I don’t believe that, so I did it anyway.)
Recovering a Carseat
I have recovered this carseat once before. The green is how we originally bought it, after over a year of use, the fabric gets really worn. The green got worn out, so I recovered it with the flowers (I wanted something girly for my daughter.) The flowers carseat is now wearing out, so I need something new.
I dragged a very reluctant husband to the fabric store, (which he says he hates to go, but I know he secretly loves it) we found this awesome fabric! It is the softest flannel with llamas all over it. I mean, how stinking cute is this. I am having a boy this time, but if it doesn’t get worn out, it is gender neutral enough for either gender.
Having recovered this carseat before, I knew how this was going to play out.
- Unpick everything (take pictures of each step if you are doing this the first time)
- Lay out all the pieces on the fabric (I put an extra layer of fleece in there for a bit of padding)
- Pin the pieces down
- Cut around each piece
- Baste the new pieces onto the old ones
- Add the details back (button holes for the straps to go through, etc)
- Reassemble and finish all the edges (CARSEATS ASSEMBLE!!!! Anyone??)
I can NOT get over how darling this is!!!
Have you ever done anything as rebellious as recovering a carseat?