Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Carseat Belt Covers

I really hate those rough edges on the seat belts in my daughter's carseat. Every time I tighten down the straps, I feel like they are going to rub her little neck raw. I know I can buy these covers, but I also suspected I could make them pretty easily. Turns out I was right about that. :) This is a fast project, and great for using up scraps.

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All you need is four 6" square pieces of fleece and some hook and loop tape.

I like to use two different colors to make the covers reversible, but you can make it all out of one fabric if that's what you have.
Sandwich two of the squares together; if you're making it with two fabrics, use one piece of each color.
Sew around the edges using a quarter-inch seam allowance. Leave about two inches open on one side to turn.

Clip corners.

Turn through opening, making sure to turn corners completely out.

Topstitch around entire outside edge, closing opening in the process.

Cut a 4 1/2" strip of hook and loop tape. Sew hook side to one edge and loop side to opposite edge on opposite side of square. For example, on mine, I had the hook side on the sage green side and the loop side on the brown side.

Ta-da! Reversible covers!

Put these on your child's carseat straps and keep those little necks comfy!

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