Car Seat Strap Cover Tutorial 

A quick “how to” on making a cover for car seat straps. These will help prevent baby from getting those nasty friction burns from the straps being so close to their necks. It’s always been a problem with my kiddos, and I just noticed today that I caught the babies neck this morning. No wonder he screamed at me……

To begin you will need :

  • 2 different fabrics. One cotton, and the other minky or fleece of some other soft fabric of your choosing. 
  • Batting* is a nice to have – but not necessary 
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Velcro or snaps
  • Iron
  • Ruler

Step 1 Cut
Cut your fabrics and batting (I your using it) into squares 6″x6″. This should leave you with 2 squares of cotton, 2 squares of minky or fleece, and 2 squares of batting*

Step 2 Layer

Place your squares down as follows. Cotton facing up, minky/fleece face down, batting on top. Pin them together. If you are using minky, pin the heck out of it, that stuff is slippery! Note in the picture below, I used black pins to mark where I want to start and stop sewing. 


Step 3 Sew
Start on one side, and sew around using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure you leave about a 2 inch opening on the side so you can turn it right side out. Repeat with the other set of squares. Make sure to snip off the corners to reduce the bulk when it’s turned right side out.


Step 4 Turn and Topstich
Using the opening you left, turn the cover right side out, and press it flat. You might be tempted to skip pressing, but don’t. Pressing flat makes top stitching easier, and helps your end product look GREAT! 

I use a small wooden dowel to make sure the corners are nice and sharp. 

Once both pieces are pressed, topstitch all the way around (starting at your opening) about 1/8″ from the edge. This will close the opening.


Step 5 Velcro / Snaps

If your using Velcro, you’ll want about a 3″ piece for each strap cover. Sew the loop part to each cotton side, and the hook part to each minky/fleece side. Also, stitch them to opposite ends so that when you fold it, they will stick. 

I prefer to use Kam Snaps, place two snaps on each side (making sure once folded they will snap to each other.) about 1″ from the top/bottom.  -Thank god for pictures….. that was difficult to explain!!


Step 6 Put them on the car seat straps!!!

Viola! Wasn’t that super easy?! And now your little one won’t get sores on his neck from the straps. Bonus, there reversible! I like to use the cotton side when it’s warm out, and the soft side in the colder weather. 


Thanks for reading! I hope you found this helpful. Feel free to leave comments/questions! I love hearing from you 😊❤️

❤️KH

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5 Beginner Projects to Try

Learning how to sew can be overwhelming at best. I learned the basics in grade school, and sewed up a few things at home with my mom, but I didn’t learn how to really sew until about 4 years ago.

I self taught through blogs, tutorials, and Pinterest boards! I spent a lot of time searching, reading, buying books, and learning. There was a lot of trial and error. A lot of error…..

My goal is to help you get past those difficult first stitches as gracefully and error free as I can! There will be mistakes, tangled thread, broken needles, and head scratching, but with a bit of patience, you’ll be able to create useful items for you and your family!

Below, you’ll find 5 of my favourite beginner projects. 

Amber at Crazy Little Projects taught me to make this useful Chapstick keychain!


A new pillow cover from tutorial craftaholics anonymous is an easy way to add a bit of pop to your family room.


Love 2 Create has a great tutorial on making a coffe cup cozy! She used a Starbucks coffee sleeve, I used Tim Hortons 😉

Purl Soho has a great 20 min tote bag! Don’t worry if it takes you longer than 20 min, once you get practice, it definitely will take 20min (or less)


Now this one from Flamingo Toes might be a little intimidating at first. But trust me. Follow the directions, and you’ll end up with a cute skirt you made yourself!


Did you try any? Have any other easy beginner projects to share? Leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you!!

Until next time.

❤️K

The start of something new.

I’ve been thinking for awhile that my little business needs a change. Nothing drastic, I don’t want my business unrecognizable. But I wanted a change, something that reflects where I want to get. 

So, Sewn From The Hart becomes…. The Stitchery!!!

Tell me, what do you think?? 

I’m going to use this blog to share tips, tricks, and projects. I’ll of course focus a lot on sewing and fabric art, but I plan to include fun crafts for kids, and projects for home! As time goes on, I’m sure I’ll share all sorts of fun things!

Be sure to follow me here, and on Facebook!

Ciao!

K