Monday, June 20, 2011

Car Seat Tent/Canopy MY version with dual purpose!

I have less than a week to go with this pregnancy! I got out some leftover fabric from the baby's room decor, and decided to make MY own version of a car seat tent/canopy. You know, those things to keep breathing, coughing, nosy people away from your newborn :) Well, I winged it with the amount of fabric I had. My canopy ended up being about 36" wide by about 38" long. It was simple to make. I basically put two pieces of fabric right sides together with giant Ric rack in between and sewed them together, leaving an opening for turning right side out. I added two loops with Velcro to attach to the car seat handle.
Here's what I ended up with:
 Here is the lining:
 BUT WAIT! It gets better! I was on my way to make a new girly nursing cover, when the light bulb in my head went off! What if I just made a strap for my canopy so it could double as a nursing cover? So I used some fabric and mitten clips and made a strap. It reminds me a bit of a bib at the dentist :) Now I won't have to carry a million things around!
And yes, there's more! What woman with can't-sit-still-itis can settle for just one of these canopies? Not me! SO here's my second one (ruffles and all):
And remember: In my Etsy shop, Lalabua Baby, I have a coupon code JUNEBUG for 10% off any purchase for the month of June to celebrate my coming arrival! Happy crafting (and shopping!)

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