TurtleCraftyGirl

Monday, October 11, 2010

Car Seat Canopy


I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now, but didn't get an opportunity until now.For an upcoming baby shower of a friend, I decided to try my hand on it. This canopy goes on top of the carseat to keep the baby safe and warm from cold breeze and light. I found the directions for making it here

I made a single side canopy(not reversible as shown in the tutorial), and I also made a slight variation of adding an opening in the front. I thought it would be convenient to check on or feed baby through this opening, instead of picking up the whole canopy. 

I knew the color of the car seat she had bought, so color choice of canopy was easy for me. I found this soft and sturdy zebra print cordrouy fabric at Hancock, and a bright pink plain fabric to go with it. 

For the opening in front, I put a velcro, so it would be easy to open and close. I made a felt flower to go on top of this opening. This flower is attached to the canopy with a velcro. So it can be later removed and used later in many different ways. 

For the handles, I used a pink grosgrain ribbon to decorate it. 

                                          

Now waiting for the much awaited baby to come and use it. 

5 comments:

The Coxes said...

Super cute! I like the variation you made by adding the velcro opening.

(I linked to your blog from the original pattern.)

Henna Tangri said...

Very nice :)) When did u made this one ??

Tania Tangri said...

@Coxes : Thanks much.
@Henna: I made this a while back.. You can guess for whom..:-)

Lewis N. Clark said...

meant to make this car seat cover as a Christmas present for my sister and her new baby girl. Alas morning sickness took over my entire life ... car seat canopy

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

This flower is attached to the canopy with a velcro. So it can be later removed and used later in many different ways. car seat canopy

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