Recovered Car Seat

Our car seat has been used for two children 5 years apart in age. It has seen better days. I took it out of the van this past weekend to wash it. The cover is made out of a woven gray and black plaid material. It was starting to fray and coming apart from so much use. I took it out of the dryer at 10:30pm Friday evening. It was awful. I clipped all the strings that were coming apart. I knew if I let it go it was only going to get worse. So I got out a piece of thin white polyester blend that I had. I laid it on top of the part I wanted to cover and traced an outline of it. I cut it out and then pinned it to the piece of material I was going to use. When I cut out the pattern I added a 1/2 inch seam allowance for turning under. I basically appliqued it on. Now this was not an easy feet. I used the quilting machine. I started with the walking foot and didn’t get far. The feet where getting caught on the back. I then switched to the darning foot. It worked much better. It took me two hours and this is finished product.

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You can kind of see the other material at the top of the seat.

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