(my parents STILL make fun of how I used to sing it"Matman" as a little girl...)
And they named him Bruce Wayne! I had already decided I would be sewing him a carseat canopy cover, because as a mother of three I can tell you that they are the best thing ever. I made one for their daughter when she was born, but I thought that little Bruce deserved something a little less pink, and a little more Batman-awesome!
I love how it turned out, and can't wait to give it to them!
Below is the step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own reversible Batman carseat cover:
- Fabric in black and yellow (about one and three quarter yards of each)
- Heat 'n' Bond (available at Wal-Mart, Fabricland, etc.,)
- Note: I used the no-sew Heat 'n' Bond and still sewed it for durability, only because I was out of the sew-able kind. For this project, if you are buying Heat 'n' Bond, I recommend the sew-able kind (purple packaging instead of red).
- Sew-on Velcro
- Scissors or rotary cutter/mat/measuring grid thing
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- Pen or marking pencil
I would advise you to check your local husband bylaws regarding tracing from computer screens before attempting this at home.
Once you've turned the big rectangle inside-out, pin the opening closed and continue sewing a topstitch all the way around. I've used decorative stitches for this in the past, but went with a straight stitch for this particular project.
Once you have this figured out, pin in place, flip over the cover, and do the same on the other side. (I made the yellow side of the straps show on my Batman side, and black on the yellow side.)
I usually make my carseat straps with the Velcro closure facing to the back. I just think it looks nicer. However, this time I accidentally made them face forward! At least they are both facing the same direction, phew.
One reversible Batman carseat canopy cover ready to gift (or keep!)
Have you ever used or made a carseat canopy cover? Is this something you would make for yourself or gift?
I'm looking forward to your comments below and don't forget to like and share!