Please do not send me any messages about how to install a carseat. We read the instructions. Yes we know about rear facing, yes we know about the straps being at or above the shoulder, we even know where the breastplate is supposed to be positioned. Firstly, our Pediatrician recommended turning him forward facing due to his height. Secondly, this photo is of an old car seat in his dad's truck that we hadn't had time to adjust (any parent knows you wait until it's absolutely necessary to move those straps because it's a nightmare), they just use it to drive around in the yard. He conked out we snapped a quick photo. Even so the straps were still right at his shoulders, but you can't tell that in the photo. Hopefully now all the carseat police can view the rest of the tutorial with peace of mind :)
2 - 26" x 6" pieces of fabric
6 - 9" pieces of ribbon
I used cotton polka dots on one side and minky on the other but you could use all fleece or just cotton....whatever you have on hand.
Begin by cutting your fabric. Then pin the two sides together (rights sides facing each other) to prepare it for sewing. Place the ribbon equal width apart, 3 per side.
I choose to sew my ribbon with my fabric, but you could always hand sew your ribbons on later if that is easier for you.
Start sewing at one of your side ribbons and sew completely around the fabric, leave a 3-4" gap open where you can put in your batting. Turn the fabric right side out.
Stuff with batting then hand stitch the hole closed, you're done!