Friday, August 10, 2012

Creating a Comfy Seat Belt Cover

This is a little project that I've been wanting to do for a while now but just never seem to get around to it.
Katie always complains about the seat belt rubbing her neck  when she rides in my truck. I know you can buy covers at the stores but being that I have tote after tote of scrap fabrics why not just make one!

I started with a fat quarter.

Cut it to a 15" X 18" 

Next I cut a 13" x 16" piece of cotton quilt batting.

Lay the fabric down - wrong side facing you. 
Place the cotton batting on top.
Fold fabric edges over the batting and stitch all the way around.

I then folded the two short sides together, meeting in the middle.

Then I pinned long pieces of velcro to the outer edges. (Along the black lines.)

Unfold the fabric and stitch the velcro in place.

Now you can fold, meeting in the middle again with the two short sides. Pin it together just as it is and then stitch along  the top and bottom edges as well as run a seam down both sides that you joined in the middle. 
(Confusing I know, as I am not very good at describing things but just think of stitching it in the shape of a capital i or just follow my messy black lines below.
 Don't laugh!! 
I know my paint abilities on this computer are pretty terrible too!

Now it's ready to try out.
Wrap cover around seat belt and seal with the velcro.

Katie tested it and gave it a two thumbs up.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

That's clever! Katie looks like a very happy girl now! She is so cute!

Cheryl said...

Such a smart ideal !
Miss Katie you're a darling model.

Carmen C. said...

What a GREAT idea!!! Miss Katie is a beautiful young lady and she looks so much like her Mama:)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I need one of those ~ I hate wearing seat belts ~ they also rub the side of my neck too ~ I'm always pulling on them. Such a clever idea!!! Thanks!
Katie your a cutie and a great model!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin