Baby Car Seat Canopy

January 28, 2012

One of my best friends was due her second baby just before Christmas and I desperately wanted to make her something gorgeous but also practical as a baby shower gift. I pulled out every sewing book, looked at patterns and trolled the internet for some inspiration for something to make when I came across this blogspot by Sarah Gibby called ‘Buzz about baby’ and found her car seat canopy tutorial and thought it would make the perfect gift!

I had seen these car seat canopys being used before and thought they were a really good idea. Perfect for keeping your baby sheltered from the elements when moving him/her to and from the car as well as providing some quiet darkness if they’re sleeping whilst you are out and about.

Now I knew what I was going to make I went back to my favourite online fabric store ‘Fabric Rehab’ and found some funky gender neutral fabrics from which I could sew up this delight and here is the finished article.

car seat canopy1

I was so pleased with how it turned out. I totally love the owl print fabric and seeing as at the time I didn’t know whether the baby was a boy or a girl I think it worked well for either. I teamed the owl print with a yellow spot print fabric for the reverse side which made the finished canopy bright, fun and perfect for the new addition to our gang.

Car seat canopy

Thankfully my friend loved her baby shower gift and couldn’t wait to use it. Just before Christmas she had a gorgeous, healthy baby girl and the car seat canopy is very much in use.


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  • Reply tina January 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Laura, that’s such a nice present. I love the owl print with the bright yellow reverse. Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend. Thoughtful and creative. Great combo!

    Hope you got my tweet thanking you for the chocolate nibs. That was so thoughtful of you. It did really touch me and I had some with my porridge this morning. Yum!

    It was great to see you Saturday. Hope you can make it to the next one.

    • Reply Laura February 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Tina but it was Emma Louise who made this lovely gift, I agree her friend is very lucky. It was great to see you too, glad you like the nibs.

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