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#1 of 2 Old 09-27-2002, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
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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?

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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.

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