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DIY Car Seat Protector

Thu, Aug 2, 2012 | DIY Projects, Parents | By julia

If you often travel or drive a car with your little children, this DIY project is for you. You won’t have to worry about clean seats if you make this car seat protector. You will need: laminated fabric in color of your choice, pattern paper or just tissue paper for making a pattern, sewing machine, quilt binding in coordinating color and velcro for the straps. Before you buy the fabric you will need to measure each seat to see how much fabric it will take. Then take your pattern paper or tissue paper and cut it to the measurements that you measured. Next, take the paper and place it on the seat to be covered.  See how it looks on the seat.  Make any changes based on the seat that you need. Important tip: since this is laminated fabric – there is no need to leave space to sew down the edge.  You have several options: to leave a rough edge; to cut out about 1/4 inch wider than the pattern and sew the edges down or sew bias tape around the edge for durability and looks. The next step is to sew on the strap that will go around the headrest to keep the protector on (using the quilt binding and velcro).  Measure it out first, then sew the quilt binding on. Now sew the velcro on the quilt binding. When you are done, it should look something like in these photos!

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