Homemade Car Seat Covers

Looking for a way cover worn car seat upholstery or just a fun way to dress up your interior, homemade car seat covers might be the answer. This is a guide about homemade car seat covers.
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March 19, 2012 Flag
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I found our leather seats so cold during the winter, and when I wore shorts or a dress in the summer, I stuck to the seat. Ouch! You can buy seat covers, but they are quite a pain to put on and take off. I came up with an inexpensive, very comfy solution, memory foam bath mats. You can get them at most department or bath stores in various colours and sizes, but I got this one at Walmart.

They are on sale often at Walmart. I got mine for $8.99. If you have wide seats like our truck, you can lay it sideways across the seat. If you have a narrow seat (like my car does) you can put it with the length from front to back. I tuck some of the excess in the crack between my seat back and seat. You have to work at getting it to go in between, but once it's there, it stays very securely. Being machine washable is a bonus! These are so soft and comfortable, you won't be sorry if you give these a try.

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By Ann from Goulais River, Ontario

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March 14, 20130 found this helpful

What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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March 14, 20130 found this helpful

I got one as a gift from my sister for the bathroom and promptly took it to the car for car seats too! Individual captain chairs, I fold it is half. Cutting in half is not an option as it will disintegrate. And it is comfortable! On the last (back) seat of the van, I use 5 foot long rag-rugs on the seat. Not used often, and can be folded down as cargo, so then this also protects the seat.

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June 10, 2009 Flag

With several dogs in and out of my car several times a week, or daily, I needed something to protect the front seats from their rubbing fur and other stuff onto the upholstery. Seat covers were absurdly expensive so I now use the cheapest t-shirts I can find or use old ones. I found that sleeveless is best, and either dark colors or festive ones that just need to be washed more often. I use old bath mats for the seats in front (have found great ones at our local dump), and the back sports an old bedspread or blanket that's tucked in here and there.

By NH Veggie lover from Thornton, NH

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January 22, 20150 found this helpful

Me too! We are frugal people. The stretchy sheet on the back seat is a gem, and I put a layer of heavy towel or piece of old blanket under it... mud y'know.

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September 4, 20160 found this helpful

This worked so awesome for me!!

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September 8, 2009 Flag

Here's an a-ha use for a white fitted bassinet sheet your child has outgrown: cover her dark car seat with it (while the car is parked) to keep it cool! A bassinet sheet fits nicely over a bigger kid's seat.

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November 29, 2011 Flag
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For the last forty years, I have used old jeans to make seat covers for my car seats. They will cover a multitude of dirt, rips, etc. and are easy to remove and wash.

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July 11, 2012 Flag

My husband has been having trouble with his lower back and trying out various pillows and so on to support his back in the car. Finally, he tried using a piece of foam packing material which has worked fine and cost nothing

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September 14, 2010 Flag
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I am looking for a pattern to make a new cover for my child's toddler car seat and booster seat.

By Casey from Claypool, IN

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

Your best bet may be to use the old car set cover to make a pattern. If you dont have the old cover check with friends to see if they have a set cover you can borrow to make a pattern with.

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September 14, 2010 Flag
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I am looking for a free pattern for a infant/toddler car seat cover? Any one with any ideas?

<p>Pamela

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Pattern For A Car Seat Cover

In just covered a car seat for my grandson and did not use a pattern. Basically I just laid the fabric over the car seat, piece by piece (example, back, then wings, then, seat) and sewed one piece by hand, then the next. It was really easy. (07/09/2007)

By Lois

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