project baby {car seat cover}

{be sure to check out amanda’s car seat cover too!}

there are a few craft projects that I wanted to finish for baby lower before his or her arrival, especially since I am not able to set up the nursery space yet {its like my own kind of nesting!}. I didn’t want to take on anything too big, but a car seat cover seemed do-able.

amanda & I chatted a bit about this project this tutorial of a car seat cover complete with a peek-a-boo window. at first I was worried about the extra step of adding the window {since I am definitely a beginning sewer} but after reading thru the instructions a few times, I decided to go for it! {side note: this is the first time I have ever had to top-stitch & it went better than I thought it would!}

Car Seat Canopy

{peek-a-boo car seat canopy}


  • 1 1/3 yard front fabric – I used this cloud fabric from PlayTimeFabrics on Etsy
  • 1 1/3 yard back fabric – I used a similar fabric to this circle dot fabric from JoAnn 
  • 4 inches of sew-on Velcro
  • medium bowl (to make the rounded corners)
  • ruler, measuring tape, scissors, matching thread (I used white for this entire project)

I followed the instructions pretty much exactly, & apparently don’t have any of my in progress photos… I know I took them, but I cannot find them for the life of me! darn that pregnancy brain! so here are some final photos. our car seat is en route, so just imagine it draped over a car seat!


{the front with the flap & the straps // close up of the flap}


{the inside of the flap & the peek-a-boo window // the inside of the cover}

I am really happy with how this cover turned out – it will be perfect to keep baby lower out of the sun & also to keep any germy hands out of the car seat! plus since its just two pieces of cotton fabric, it is really light for the late summer & early fall months. the fabric selection was a bit of a challenge for me at first since I wanted to keep it neutral without being boring & this cloud fabric was exactly what I needed!

mamas out there – did you use a car seat cover?


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