Did you see yesterday's post about the stroller? And you came back to see part two? In case you missed part one I needed a stroller and car seat for my sister. I knew I'd re-cover it so I bought a used one and ended up getting the set for $15 since her cat had kittens in the stroller. I cleaned up the stroller, re-covered it and it looks amazing.
Once the stroller was done I moved on to the car seat. It was definitely more complicated and included some small pieces and then I ran out of fabric. I bought more fabric, finished the job and came up with something I'm really happy with.
Remember how it started? Faded, plaid, gender neutral and what's with the dorky animals?
I took the seat apart and used the pieces for a pattern. It was my first time re-covering a bucket car seat like this and I think my next one will be even better but this one is super cute. Here's a side shot so you can really see the sunshade.
And here is the set, a before and some after's.
I love that this little lady has a custom stroller and I can't wait to meet her.
Allright, I've had a couple comments concerning the safety of my car seat and so I thought I'd address that a little. My car seat cover is exactly the same as the original, I used the same batting, the backing fabric and all the same supports. The fabric thickness is the same so I didn't add any bulk or anything that would shift around the baby. It will perform just like the original seat. I understand that some people won't agree but I'm am completely confident in the safety of this seat.
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