Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Interior Car Seat Cover

Phew!  May is over and summer has begun!  Finally, I have some time to work on some projects I've been wanting to get to, and I think I started way too many today! 

The BF and I needed a new car, and were very excited once the car hunt was over.  Our "new to us" car is exactly what we wanted except for one thing - light interior fabric.  Ugh.  So hard to keep clean with two dogs.  So, I went searching for the perfect solution and found this amazing idea.  But, as usual, I like to make things as simple as possible.  I decided to get  a shower curtain (which was actually the boyfriend's idea) and attach a few straps to it in order to make it work for our needs.  I made it so we could use it two different ways.  


Here is the original shower curtain I got from Target.



I made my straps 8"x19'.  I then folded them in half, pressed, then folded both edges to the middle, and pressed again.  Obviously it is time to make a new ironing board cover ;)








I then top-stitched around each strap - and I needed ten.  I put small D-rings on four of the straps.  I used a contrasting thread because I wanted to.  It's okay.  You can clearly see I am not a perfect sewer!





Next, I had to take it to the car to measure a few things out.  I needed to know where to put my straps so it would work for us.  I would love to tell you my measurements would work for your car, but chances are good they won't.  I put some straps in the middle on the back side about six inches in from the edge.


Then, I added the straps to the top and bottom.  This I just pinned in the car so that I knew it would fit.  I put one plain strap and one D-ring strap for each set.  


Then, I was all done!  Here are some pictures of the different ways we plan to use it.  The first one shows the seats laying down.  The second one shows how we will use it in the back seat. 




Now, our light interior is less likely to collect massive amounts of dog hair and anything else they may bring into the car!  Here is the hairy culprit, Stella.


Betsy



10 comments:

  1. so great! We have the opposite problem...black seats and golden dog! :) She's a cutie though!

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  2. What a sweetie! She looks like my dog Delilah (who is in Doggie heaven). We are waiting to get another dog but hopefully soon. Love the idea of the car cover.

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  4. It is best to have some custom-fit car seat covers be made for your car since not all car seats are created with the exact size proportions. A good car seat cover should ensure that there is a snug fit yet not too tight since it will not be good for your car seats either.

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