Welcome to Tulips and Turnips - Handmade for Baby!
The place of my creative journey. Most of my posts,
at least so far, have been about the processes involved
in starting a new business on my own.
My hopes are to have a few tutorials each month,
a giveaway each month, and previews of new items
and ideas, and various ramblings by me. Please feel
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Minky Car Seat Strap Cover Tutorial

These are your materials for the strap covers. Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler, minky fabric, batting, and velcro.

Cut the minky fabric into 3 x 6 inch (or other based on the size you think is best for your child) strips, you'll need six of the minky and the batting. And cut the batting the same size as it will be placed behind the minky as the padding.

Next cut the velcro strips a bit shorter than the length of the minky, maybe a quarter of an inch shorter on both ends. You'll need four top and bottom strips, two for each strap.

Sew the pieces together.

Now you have all three pieces sewn together.

Fold the edge over and sew along a quarter of an inch hem.

Sew the velcro on the inside side of the fabric, and make sure to sew all four sides.

And sew the other piece of velcro to the outside side of the fabric, again making sure to sew all sides.

Yeah, you're done and your baby will be much more comfortable in the car seat! : )


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My name is Shawn and I am a stay at home Mom of two boys and also a student. After many years of school and a Master's degree in Psychology, I decided to go back to school for Lactation Consulting. I spend most of my time with my children, and working on my sewing projects. Currently the sewing projects have to due with my little side business of making things for babies, which will be the main focus of this blog. I also love spending time with my husband but I see him very little now because he is busy with work and paramedic training. We have been together ten years now and married five! I love making things for special people in my life, I feel like it's something I can do to stay connected and maybe they will think of me when they see the blanket, pillow, curtain, or whatever else I have made. Since I am a somewhat introverted kind of person sewing seems to fit me, it's a way to express myself creatively, and put love into each piece, for each person. My life is quite challenging at times but I make sure to think about things I am grateful for each day.