by Christina Dennis
My little girlie is 9 months old now and she loves to ride in our stroller. She’s still a little slouchy though, and the straps that hold her in can dig into the side of her little neck – ouch! These sewn strap covers are very soft and super easy to sew. You can use scraps to make them and they can prevent carseat or stroller straps from rubbing baby’s neck.
- minkee/minky scraps (at least a 10′”x 10″ piece)
- quilt batting or fleece scraps (at least a 5″ x 10″ piece)
- 1″ wide velcro
Cut four 5″ x 5″ squares out of the minkee, two 5″ x 5″ squares out of the quilt batting or fleece and four 1″ x 1″ squares from the velcro.
Put one minkee piece on top of the other, right sides together. Place one batting/fleece piece on top of that. Pin all together. Sew 1/4″ from the edge all of the way around leaving a 2″ opening.
Turn the square right-side-out (with the minkee on each side) and stitch 1/4″ along the edge, closing the hole as you go. Stitch one velcro square (the “hook” side) to the upper right corner and one to the lower right corner. Flip the square over and repeat using “loop” sides of the velcro.
That’s all! You’re already finished your strap covers. To use them, simply wrap them around a carset or stroller strap, fastening the velcro at the back. The nice thing about using velcro is that you can adjust the width of the covers easily depending on the width of the straps you need them to cover. You now have nice, soft strap covers for your little one!
Christina Dennis is the creator and designer behind Golly Gee Baby, a collection of unique and colourful baby clothing and accessories that are ethically manufactured.