A car seat poncho is a safety restraint that can reduce 70% of children’s faces in cold weather. If you want to have it, you can make it on your own at home.
After going through this blog post, you will be acknowledged and trained about making a car seat poncho.
I will discuss the following points: you must follow with full attention for a perfect result.
- Gather the Supplies Needed for a Car Seat Poncho
- Prepare the Fabric for the Car Seat Poncho
- Choose the Right Fabric
- Measure and Cut the Fabric
- Cut the Fabric for the Car Seat Poncho
- Sew the Fabric for the Car Seat Poncho
- Attach the Fabric to the Car Seat
- Add the Finishing Touches to the Car Seat Poncho
- Create the Hood
- Finishing Touches
How to Make a Car Seat Poncho
Gather the Supplies Needed for a Car Seat Poncho
Before making your car seat poncho, you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:
- Fleece or flannel Fabric
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Hood pattern (optional)
Prepare the Fabric for the Car Seat Poncho
Preparing the fabric is the first step in making your car seat poncho.
You’ll want to wash and dry the fabric before you start to ensure it won’t shrink or fade later.
Choose the Right Fabric
When choosing the fabric for your car seat cape, it’s important to choose a warm and cozy fabric that’s also safe for your child. Fleece and flannel are good choices, but you could combine both for added warmth.
Measure and Cut the Fabric
To determine the size of your car seat poncho, measure your child from shoulder to mid-thigh while seated in their car seat.
Add a few inches to this measurement for ease of movement and to ensure that the poncho will fit over bulky winter clothing.
Once you have your measurement, cut the fabric to the appropriate size. You’ll want to cut a hole in the center of the fabric for the car seat straps to fit through. Use the measurements for your car seat to determine the size and placement of this hole, as shown in the above picture.
Cut the Fabric for the Car Seat Poncho
Once you have your fabric cut to size, the hole for the car seat straps will be cut. All you have to do is
- Take your scissor vertically throughout a little distance. As shown in picture 2.
- After that, put your measuring tape in the direction of the triangle end. Mark it with a pencil. As shown in picture 3.
- Now take your measuring tape a little further from the same start. As shown in picture 4.
- Take it further away and mark that point with a pencil. As shown in picture 5.
- Now cut that area of a triangle with scissors. As shown in picture 6.
- It should look like picture 7.
- Please open it and cut it out from its upside, as shown in picture 8.
Sew the Fabric for the Car Seat Poncho
Now take your cloth to the sewing machine and trace them out. You must do this step carefully so your car seat poncho will be in proper shape.
Attach the Fabric to the Car Seat
To attach the fabric to the car seat, place the poncho over your child in their car seat, ensuring the straps are pulled through the hole in the fabric.
Then, thread the straps through the holes in the fabric and buckle your child in as you normally would.
Add the Finishing Touches to the Car Seat Poncho
To add extra warmth and coziness to your car seat poncho, add a hood and finish the edges.
Create the Hood
You’ll need to cut out a hood pattern from your fabric to create the hood.
You can use a pre-made pattern or create your own by measuring your child’s head and cutting out a triangular shape from the fabric. Sew the two hood pieces with the right sides facing each other, leaving the bottom open.
Once you’ve added the hood and finished the edges, your car seat poncho is complete! During the colder months, your child will be warm and cozy in their car seat.
If you are traveling with your baby in cold weather, you should make a car seat poncho. It will heat your child and give them a soft feeling.
You can stitch in an hour if guided by the right guidance.
You have to follow by above following steps carefully and with full concentration.
I am an Automotive specialist. I graduated from Michigan with Bachelor in Automotive Engineering and Management. Also, I hold degrees in Electrical and Automation Engineering (BEng), Automatic and Industrial Electronic Engineering, and Automotive Technology. I have worked at General Motors Company for over five years as the Marketing Operations Production Coordinator. Now, I own my garage in Miami, Florida. I love cars and love to share everything about them with my readers. I am the founder of the Automotiveex blog, where I share everything about automotive, like car news, car mechanical issues, and anything else that comes up in my blog posts.