Thursday, August 13, 2009
There really are a lot of cute fabrics out there and these Heather Bailey fabrics are definatly on the top of the list. The first SafeSeat cover I did with Peonies in Green inspired this combination. Just like the other cover using the Heather Bailey fabrics, this is a two fabric combination using the Peonies in Pink for the main fabric and Mod Dots in Ice for the coordinating fabric. I also made strap covers and a buckle cover for this seat. All in all a very cute combination.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
She purchased this wonderful print on a midweight linen. I used a new pattern for this cover. The "back" of the seat is one piece and the "seat" is one piece. It is easier to put together and all the raw edges are bound in a bias binding. This canopy is also finished with bias binding because I felt that using the linen as lining would have made it too thick. Also, the back of the linen seemed to be a complementary color.
This cover was made for a SnugRide that has a three point harness. I don't have a SnugRide with a three point harness to model the covers on which is why there is not a harness threaded through this cover. This is another reason "slip covers" do not work for car seats. The SnugRide alone has three harness styles, two canopy styles and a major design change which increased the length of the seat back. All these are variables that I have to identify before I make a cover so that the cover will FIT.
A day or so later I was contacted by someone who wanted the same seat cover but for a SnugRide. I still had some of the brown suede fabric left over so I ran down to my local JoAnn's and bought some more of the blue to make this cover:I just hope the two mommies that bought these companion seat covers don't attend the same play group.
Here is the cover I made for her and her sweet son, Charlie. She started the process with only two weeks to go, then Charlie came early. Nevertheless, she got her seat cover the day she brougt Charlie home. She left me some wonderful feedback:
This is simply amazing! I sew a lot but a car seat cover is one thing I don't ever want to attempt. I'm so glad I found you and will be leaving positive feedback tonight on Etsy. I've looked over the years each time I've had a kid and have never been in love with how most of the covers are made so I've never ordered.
With your cover I seriously can't imagine a better product. The craftsmanship is impeccable and is made like a REAL carseat cover should be: to FIT. I might be back for a second (if I can find some cute enough fabric the second time around) so I can switch them out for laundry time! Great work, you really know what you are doing. This is certainly one of a kind, I'll be gushing about you for ever I think!