Oh, the car seat canopy. This was one of those “it looks really cute but is it all that practical” items and I’m here to say that yes, yes, YES they are practical. In fact, I loved my “winter canopy” so much I decided to make a “summer canopy” with lighter fabric for Harper. If you’re teetering on the edge as to whether or not to make one of these fabulous accessories, read on…
So why are they so great?
- They keep prying eyes (and germy fingers) away from your baby.
- They offer protection from the sun, wind, and snow.
- They shut out the light so your baby can take a nice snooze when you’re out and about.
- Lastly, they are so cute.
Who wouldn’t want to have a car seat decorated in a trendy fabric? I know I did, so I started searching for one. I very quickly realized that most of what I saw online was not cute and wasn’t really my style. That’s when I knew I had to make one.
I am not a master seamstress. In fact, I only learned to sew right before Harper was born. This canopy was the second result of my new-found skill (the first being these cute burp cloths). You don’t have to be a great sewer (I’m certainly not) to make one. All you need to be able to do is sew straight lines. Not to mention, you’ll be able to make something so much sassier and cheaper than anything you could buy at the store or online.
You can find the step-by-step tutorial that I used at Mommy by day, Crafter by night. Ashley provides excellent, easy-to-read instructions that even the rookie sewer can understand!