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High chair cover

For a while now I've been wanting to do something like this, but wasn't exactly sure how to do it so I put it on the backburner. Then, when I made the car seat protector, I knew how to do it! Well... Sorta. I wanted to do it in a harder way than it was actually done and paid the price for my ambition later. Anyway, here's what my end product looked like. Sorry for the quality of the photos. Maybe I'll get some better ones eventually...


So it actually was really easy! I knew I didn't have to cover the entire seat because the main part that got messy was the top because Chelsea likes to suck on it... With her mouth... Full of food. I don't know why. Anyway, so here's how I made it.

You will need:
Fabric that's cut to about 9x28 inches (depending on your high chair (note: this probably won't work on all high chairs)
Iron-on vinyl, enough to cover the 9x28 inches of fabric
Quilter's binding
Velcro
1/4" elastic

If you made the car seat protector from last week, you might have al of these items already (except the elastic). Ready for step 1?

Step 1: If you haven't already, cut your fabric to be 9x28" or whatever the dimensions of your high chair are. Follow the directions and laminate your fabric. Then hem the shorter ends of the fabric.

Step 2: Sew the quilters binding along both long edges of the laminated fabric, leaving 5 inches hanging off the edges for the Velcro (I didn't have enough binding so I just sewed the Velcro on the big piece and I don't think it looks as good, but it works).

Step 3: Cut two pieces of elastic, each 17" long. Using a safety pin fastened securely to one end of the elastic, slide it through the binding, sewing the safety pin-less end to the edge once it gets there. Slide the elastic the rest of the way through and sew the other end in place. Repeat on both sides.

When you're done sewing the elastic through, it should look something like this.

Like a dying centipede or something...

Step 4: Cut four pieces of Velcro 4 inches each (2 rough sides and 2 soft sides) and sew them so that they'll work to fasten the cover to the high chair (I know you can figure it out!). I just sewed around the entire piece of Velcro.
And that's it! Now it will be MUCH easier for me to clean that high chair! Have fun with yours!

-Sue 


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