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How to make a carseat cover?! MissMommy04! 4 kids; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 2939 posts
16th Sep '12

Im looking for a tutorial on how to make one of those carseat covers. The kind with elastic that just stretch around the carseat for cold weather. Doesnt interfere with straps, preferably one with a peek a boo flap but if not, I can figure that out on my own, does anyone know of a good tutorial or measurments? I am sure I can figure something out if I cant find one, but to make it a little easier Id like some instructions :) TIA!!

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
16th Sep '12

I am no help, but I loved our Cozy Cover. They are great! If you make one, make sure to post pics!

Mandy Evans 2 kids; Ohio 1444 posts
16th Sep '12

i make them! super easy. http://doityourselfdivas.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-baby-car-seat-tentcover.html
i dont put the trim on, take about 45 min to make one. have fun!

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
16th Sep '12

I wouldn't use anything on a carseat that isn't manufactured for that carseat. Ever.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" I wouldn't use anything on a carseat that isn't manufactured for that carseat. Ever."

Its just a cover for it for like when they are in the stroller or being carried around in it. I mean I wouldnt use it while the car seat is being used in the car but otherwise there is no risk.

. . 1 child; 8462 posts
16th Sep '12

Spend the money and only buy one manufactured for your carseat. Anything else will void the warranty. It's not worth the risk. And yes, even a handle cushion can void the warranty.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" I wouldn't use anything on a carseat that isn't manufactured for that carseat. Ever."


:!: This.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" I wouldn't use anything on a carseat that isn't manufactured for that carseat. Ever."


Many CPSTs suggest carseat covers/canopies since they don't interfere with the carseat's straps.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" Its just a cover for it for like when they are in the stroller or being carried around in it. I mean I wouldnt use it while the car seat is being used in the car but otherwise there is no risk."


Yeah, we didn't use ours in the car either. The heat alone was enough to keep us warm, but to travel when DD was in her carrier, that thing helped so much going in and out of stores, etc.

MissMommy04! 4 kids; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 2939 posts
16th Sep '12

Im well aware of the safety aspect, ladies. These covers do not interfere with the straps or the functionality of the seat itself! Thanks though.



Ive found plenty for the canopy type, just cant find one with elastic!



And yes, I really DO want to make it myself :P lol.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Always♥Faithful:" Many CPSTs suggest carseat covers/canopies since they don't interfere with the carseat's straps."


You could just use a blanket.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" You could just use a blanket."


DD pulled and kicked her blanket off while the cover would stay on, and I knew she was plenty warm.

MissMommy04! 4 kids; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 2939 posts
16th Sep '12

Good grief LOL I just wanted tutorial links. Thats all. Not advice or alternatives or anything else... Sorry if this sounds bitchy, but its overkill.

April L Chapman 3 kids; Oklahoma 196 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mandy Evans:" i make them! super easy. http://doityourselfdivas.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-baby-car-seat-tentcover.html i dont put the trim on, take about 45 min to make one. have fun!"

OP Thanks for asking how to make one I have been wondering the same thing. And Mandy thanks for posting this link the other links I have tried looked way too complicated and this one looks super easy.

MissMommy04! 4 kids; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 2939 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mandy Evans:" i make them! super easy. http://doityourselfdivas.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-baby-car-seat-tentcover.html i dont put the trim on, take about 45 min to make one. have fun!"


Thank you!