Carrier Cover

July 14, 2012

Now rewind a bit... When I first found pinterest, I found a tutorial for a Carrier Cover and knew that I wanted to make one. however, Andrew and I were jobless and, therefore, fund-less (making life fun-less!). So what could I do? Luckily for me, my mom is a seasoned seamstress, and just like any other seasoned seamstress, she had a lot of scraps. Here's what I did.
I learned a lot about sewing, and particularly quilting from this baby!

The dimensions of your fabric should be 40x30" (because there's a binding, you don't need to worry about a seam allowance). If your piecing yours together like mine, just make sure that in the end it's 40x30".
First, I pieced it together. I learned very quickly that you piece scraps into squares and rectangles. You can't just piece them helter skelter. I tried helter skelter first and trust me, it doesn't work. So place the pieces in such a way that they are all the same length and/or width.

 Sew the pieces into long strips (for instance, it was like my whole blanket was in fourths until I sewed the long strips together to make a whole) then sew the strips together.
Next, sew on the back of the blanket (one big piece that should be 40x30" just like the front).

 Sew on a binding ( and two strips with buttons (about 5 inches apart, measure the handle of your car seat carrier). Make sure you sew the buttons on the right way so you can see them from the front. And you're done!

It took a long time to make, but it doesn't have to if you use two single pieces of fabric instead of piecing, and it can still look cute! Just sew the front to the back, right sides together, or add a binding if you want one, then do everything else the same. If you don't want a binding, cut out fabric that's 41x31" for 1/2 inch seam allowance.

*Phew* Hopefully all that made sense! Good luck, and happy crafting!

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