Car Seat Poncho Tutorial

Car Seat Poncho Tutorial

Car Seat Ponchos are an amazing alternative to wearing heavy jackets in a car seat. They allow you to safely buckle in your child while keeping them nice and warm. Once your child is safely buckled into their car seat, simply place the poncho over your child and spread the fabric over them like a blanket. If you would like a Car Seat Poncho like Baby J is wearing, keep reading…  


Things you will need:

  • 2 Yards of fleece
  • Hood pieces from your favorite hoodie pattern. (I used a free pattern by Brindille and Twig)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • .5 Yards of Fabric for your hood. (I used cotton lycra)
  • Measuring tape

Step 1: Cut 2 layers of fleece 20″ x 38″. Fold into quarters and round the edges.   Step 2: Pin your 2 pieces together with right sides facing. Stitch all the way around your Poncho. Trim any excess fabric off the edges. Make little slits about 1 cm apart going around the corners. this will make your corners look nice and round once completed.   Step 3: Cut out your hood pieces and put them together as per their instructions. (It may differ depending on what hoodie pattern you used) Fold your poncho in half  and place your hood piece centered along the fold. Cut a thin strip off the fold approximately the same length as the hood piece (as shown below).   Step 4: Turn your poncho right side out.  Top stitch all the way around the outside edge of the poncho.   Step 5: Pin the hood to the poncho. Be sure to line up the center, back and sides. Stitch all the way around the hood opening, leaving about 1/2 ” seam allowance. Turn your poncho right side out and you’re all done!

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