need advice for sewing a new bouncy seat cover - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2002, 01:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
Vixenmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Atop Many Mattresses
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is my first time posting in this thread...I'm expecting my first baby at the beginning of December, and a friend gave me some great 'basics'--one of which is a great 'bouncy seat'. The only problem is that the 'seat' part that slips over the 'frame' is ugly! LOL. It has a typical juvenial pattern (on a white polyester background) that is really an eyesore. The 'seat' part slips right off the frame for washing, and I took it off last night to see how it was made and came to the conclusion that I could probably re-make it using a much more comfortable and attractive fabric.

Have any of you 'reupholstered' baby items. I also received a carseat with the detachable 'baby bucket' with the same problem, and I'd love to reupholster that as well.

Here are my questions:
  • Will I be doing myself a disservice by using natural fibers? Do these items need to be fireproof? Is there any way to fireproof fleece (poly), wool, velour or terry?
  • Is this worth doing?
  • What tips do you have for fabric, batting, construction, etc?

Thanks,
all the best,
Victoria
#1 edd: 12/04/02
Vixenmama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-12-2002, 03:43 PM
 
lilyka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 17,896
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I wouldn't recommend recovering the carseat altogher but making a slip cover is fairly easy for a baby bucket style. mostly an oval with elstic around it and holes for the straps. something lightweight is best so it doesn't effect the fit of the seat. As for the bouncy seat that sounds easy and I don't see why you couldn't use what ever fabric you wanted although don't get anything stretchy. Since it is more or less hammic style too much stretch and your baby's but mught be bouncing right to the floor. A good sturdy, thivker corron would be your best bet (or two layers of whatever you use just for strength, you would feel horribleif it gave out).

i don't see any reason to fireproof. And I think fleece is fire-retardant. They make pahammas out of it.

The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

lilyka is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off