Car seat reupholster s&s

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  1. ToHaNi

    ToHaNi New Member

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    My cousin came over with her baby boy, sitting in a very torn car seat and mentioned that she has to give this car seat back to her sister in low, because she's about to have another baby and she's going to buy a new cover to the car seat and it will cost about 50$...
    45 min after, little Adam was sitting in a new car seat :D
    I just opened all the seams and traced the pattern, making some new parts with batting and fabric and using the side panels as batting since they weren't torn.
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    closeup of the fabric (I don't know why, but it reminds me of sperms :eek: )
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    cause he's cute :)
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    What a great save! You are right, they do look like little spermies.
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    hannahsorchard Happy... so very happy :)

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    Yep, spermies lol

    What kind of carseat is that? It looks ancient lol
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    ToHaNi New Member

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    I guess... It served 5 kids and the oldest is 11 :)
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    tkme4ard lemons into lemonade mama

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    I hate to be a car seat nazi but that seat is no longer safe. I know that it looks fine but it's too old for one. The buckle does not sit right. Please encourage them to buy a new car seat.
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    tkme4ard lemons into lemonade mama

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    you did a great job on the cover and I feel like crap even suggesting it after the work you put into it :wah: but please please please it's important
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    hannahsorchard Happy... so very happy :)

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    I was actually going to say something about the seat... but then was going to ask if maybe laws and stuff are different in Isreal. Granted it doesn't change the fact that the seat doesn't look to fit right at all though.

    You did a great job on the cover though!
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    MosaicMama Amity's Focus Member

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    Wow Tali, that's cool. The fabric does kind of look like sperm now that you mention it :lol:
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    ToHaNi New Member

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    Ye, I know she supposed to buy a new seat, but she refuse...
    I suggest her to at least replace the belts so I hope she'll do that :nono:
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    missiclare Jenn

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    honestly, it was the same thing I felt compelled to post. It's *possible* that just a recover job could maintain the integrity of the carseat, but being 11years old does not. After 5-6yrs a new carseat is in order. Not only the changes in design and safety features, but the plastic of the seat begins to wear down and in an impact the seat could disentigrate.

    With carrying such precious cargo as our children, I think some nazi-ing is in order.

    I cant actually see the pix, so cant comment on how cute it is, nor how good of a job you did! :(
  11. warneral

    warneral Don't Sell Me Fabric!!

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    good job Tali!
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    What a nice job you did recovering that seat!!!! I'll bet it looks even better than a brand new cover would look. And I agree......the pattern looks "spermy" LOL!
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    you did a super job recovering the seat, but ita with the others. it is not safe to use in a car. maybe it could be used as a safe place to put baby in the house, but please please it's a very dangerous seat to use in a car. :eyes:
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    starkl a pirate life for me...

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    You did an awesome job Tali! What a cute CUTE baby boy! :heart:
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    Candace Always a geek

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    Awesome cover!! And yep - brightly coloured spermies! :lol:
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    meemee Sighle na gCioch

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    he is a cutie!! LOL at the sperm.

    ETA: I agree that it is unsafe, mama, but was too chicken to say it. It needs to be a 5 point. It actually looks more like a swing/ carry seat.
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  17. grtlyblesd

    grtlyblesd Amity's Focus Member

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    ROTFLOL! Sperm fabric! How hilarious is that! :D You did a great job on the cover!
  18. Liba

    Liba davening mama

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    Very cute, and the condtion looks better than most of what I have seen since I moved here. Not that that makes it okay, but I am glad it is a Holy
    Land because with the way carseats look and are used here the protection of the children coming from above is very important! Not liking to rely on miracles, I am glad I brought my Britax seats with me ;)
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    What colorful little spremies!
  20. ~MamaCharly~

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    what a cute seat :) Good job

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