Sunday, April 27, 2014

Finished: Car Seat Canopy

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I have been seeing car seat canopys everywhere. Pretty basic ones, I think off that website where you can get them for free, just pay shipping? I decided I wanted to make my own and went on Pinterest looking for ideas and patterns. I finally decided on the Zipitt Car Seat Canopy {for sale on Craftsy here}.

The pattern gives instructions on making either piping or ruffles for the top band, neither of which I like so I decided to change that and make pleats instead, which I love!

Here is the canopy when the front zipper is open.

There are even tabs inside for hanging toys {one tab on each side}. There is also a bustle tab on the back so you can fold up the back portion and snap it up to allow for airflow, which is a great idea but doesn't work well if you have the visor on the car seat that came with the car seat.

A little bit about the pattern. First, it is more like a pattern you would buy in a store than a pattern you buy from independent designers online. It is in PDF format though. A majority of the directions are easy to follow and understand. The only part I had trouble with {and I am a pretty experienced sewer} was the way the pattern explained attaching the back portion to the front portion. I tried about six times pinning, unpinning, re-reading, pinning, unpinning, re-reading, and for the life of me I could not understand how to do it as explained. So I went ahead and did it the way that made sense to me. That was my only problem with the pattern.

Would I recommend this pattern? Yes, but only to experienced sewers. Again, the pattern can be purchased on Craftsy right here.


Connie said...

What a sweet car canopy and love the fabrics! Thanks for sharing.
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Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Wyatt Sewing Patterns said...

I like the pleats that you used. Very cute.

Penny D said...

Thank you!

Penny D said...

Thank you