For the last week I have felt very under the weather. Today I finally feel like myself again! It is so refreshing to spend time sewing rather than lay on the couch feeling miserable! I was reminded by a friend this morning that I was supposed to do a tutorial for the infant seat canopy so that was the first thing I accomplished this morning. I wish posting about it was the last thing I had to do today but I have to get started on packing for our upcoming trip to Brooklyn. Oh well, at least I am being productive. It's a nice change!
This tutorial is for an infant seat and while they are all the same basic design, sizes vary by brand so please measure your seat carefully before starting this project to ensure a proper fit!
You will need:
-one yard of material for the exterior of the canopy
-one yard of material for the interior.
-sew on Velcro
-optional- two large buttons for the straps or make fabric bows for an embellishment
Cut the exterior and interior fabric into 33"x41.5" rectangles. With the excess material cut two 8"x2.5" strips of both fabrics for a total of four strips of fabric.
Fold the rectangles in half and half again so all the corners are lined up. I have both the interior and exterior fabrics stacked so there is a total of eight layers. Using a bowl or a plate as a guide remove the corner from the rectangles.
To make the straps: with right sides together, sew three sides of the 8"x2.5" strips leaving one short end open. Trim corners. Turn right side out and press.
Find placement for straps. Mine are 12" in from the sides and 17" down from the top. I recommend putting your canopy on the seat to find the proper placement.
This tutorial is for personal use only please. The canopy probably takes about two hours to make. If you make one I would love to see it!
The fabric is Airplanes on Blue by M'Liss sold at Hancock Fabric but seems to be discontinued.