Welcome to Sew & Tell Friday! I'm Nicole and I'm filling in for Amy this week. I really love Amy's blog and all of a sudden I'm nervous about ruining it with this post. Stay! Stay...
Almost two years ago I made a car seat canopy/cover/blanket for my sister-in-law for her new baby boy. It was pretty poorly made (no pattern), but so much fun to give something useful, that I wanted to make another one. My friend, Kristi, and I made some changes based on mostly her experience (I have one kid and she has a dozen... or three, it's hard to tell when they move that fast). We rounded the corners (no more dragging the blanket on the ground), hid the Velcro closure under the handlebar of the car seat, and put elastic at the "head" of the blanket so that it wouldn't blow up (not an explosion, which is what I think of every time I write those words) in the wind. Since coming up with that new design we opened an etsy shop and I've since made over a hundred car seat blankets. How about a collage (not of all of them- yikes)?
And for boys:
Most of you who read this blog know that you could make one of those, no problem. And you're right! So how about a giveaway of our pattern and some pretty glass-head pins? Now you won't have to waste fabric figuring this out. To enter, leave a comment on this blog. For a second entry, go to our shop, browse, come back here and mention in your comment what your favorite item is. The winner will be announced here next Friday. Good luck, everyone!
Now, off you go to encourage all your sewing-blogging friends. :)
What have you been sewing this week?
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