Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY Car Seat Sunshade

As a new mom I'm always trying to keep my little "S" happy, but driving in the car on a sunny afternoon sends my little one into hysterics. I needed something that would shade her from the sun and also keep her safe. Just using a light blanket to shade her always scared me. I was worried that it would fall on her face while we were driving. So I decided to maker her a safe and stylish sunshade, of course with the help and sewing skills of my mom, "L:"

We took a piece of red and white polk-a-dot fabric and cut it to cover  from the top of the car seat down to the foot of the car seat, approx 27" x 27." We then lined the fabric with a white cotton. Once the cover was sewn we needed to attach ties, so we used a red grosgrain ribbon. We measured 5" down from one end and spaced the ribbons 6" apart on center.  Once in the proper location "L" did a zigzag stitch across the middle of the ribbon to hold it in place (pictured below)

My little girl is now shaded from the sun and I don't have to worry about her safety while driving on a sunny afternoon.

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