Trash to Treasure: Carseat Recover

So here’s the carseat I wrote about yesterday. My friend let me borrow her camera to take these shots, but sadly I don’t have a better Before shot. But it was in pieces like this when I thought I was going to have a baby on Thursday night–can you see why I was stressing?

Now it’s finished, and I have taken care of the few little things I needed to in order to feel more prepared if Baby Girl Tribe should decide that this weekend would be a nice time to join our family. No pressure, baby girl.

Have a great weekend, friends.

P.S I have been hording this Jay McCarroll (from Project Runway, remember?) fabric for two years now waiting for the perfect project. For the pattern, as you can see, I just seam ripped the old one apart to use a pattern. madmim sewing_carseat recover_1

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22 Comments

Katie Mitchell

WOWSERS!!! MIm that car seat cover is nothing short of AMAZING!! I love it. It looks professional and adorable. Baby girl Tribe is going to be riding in style! 🙂

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Linnae

You can make good money making and selling new car seat covers!!! You should do that!

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Maureen

Wow! That is just amazing. I really didn’t expect it to look that great when I read about it but – wow – it looks professional. Great work!

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Donya

That looks amazing!! I am redoing one myself, love the color scheme of this. I am not a big fan of overly girly colors so I am using lime green, turquoise and sapphire blue. Hope it turns out as cute as yours. BTW I have an old point and shoot Olympus camera you can have, it is literally sitting in a drawer not being used. If you want it, it’s yours!!!

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Miriam

Oh my goodness! You are so nice!! I love when I meet such nice people! We borrowed my inlaws, which I think is like yours–an old point and shoot Olympus! So–we’ll live until we can manage a new one. Thanks SO much for the offer though!

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sHeRi

wow!! that’s incredible. like someone else said, you should sell these!! your work is amazing!! and i just love to read what you have to say about each thing! Good luck with the baby girl arrival!

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carey

love it! I really wish I was brave enough to try this with our carseat for the little one I have due this fall.

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Tami

Yay for the Jay fabric! Where did you get it? It totally reminds me of the throw quilt you made. Amazing, as usual.

I’m anxious to hear of that sweet babe to come any day now. I hope it all goes well.

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Miriam

I’ve had the fabric for like…at least two years, but I think that I ordered it from someone on etsy. How is it possible that I didn’t see you in church at all today? I totally saw your kids and husband, but I never even saw you at all:( Let’s rock the park sometime this week.

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Tami

Yes to rocking the park! I was thinking we also should go out for dinner at the little place I was telling you about; a mini girls night. Of course, this all depends on when missy decides to show.

But alas, I don’t have your # anymore, so text me when you’re good to go.

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Mel

Gasp! That is so amazing! I just found your site through A is for Ampersand, and I’m in love with your work. I entertained the thought of trying this with a hand-me-down carseat I got after having a baby, but then realized I’m nowhere near skilled enough to pull it off. Serious, serious kudos to you.

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Kate

AH! I have usually checked out your blog on my iPhone (loooooove your t-shirt tutorials) and now I’m on a real computer and love your blog design! Pretty!
PLUS, I was just thinking I should recover the ol’ car seat before my #3 arrives and here it is! Thanks!

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