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    Carseat Crazy family5oregon's Avatar
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    Embroider car seat cover?

    Is it okay to embroider car seat covers?

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Well, many people have sewn patches onto carseat covers. Is embroidering really that different?
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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I haven't see patches, I've seen a Husky with flowers. I know someone with an embroidery machine and I was thinking of her embroidering our Brownstone Parkway or our Colonial SRC.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I've seen someone on here (forget who) that put dog patches on a Nautilus, and Kat put princess patches on her Nautilus.

    Would the tightness of the embroidering pull the cover so the harness slots don't align correctly? I imagine not. But.... I don't see anything wrong with it.
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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I have stuff on one of my seats, but not done, so not sharing yet.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I'd be concerned with flammability.

    Ask Lilsid if it's important http://car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=51032
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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I little thread isn't going to make a difference. Coming from a firefighter, married to a firefighter, that likes to play with fire.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judi View Post
    I little thread isn't going to make a difference. Coming from a firefighter, married to a firefighter, that likes to play with fire.
    Agreed. If flames are close enough to catch some thread/patches on fire, they'll likely ignite the kid's hair/clothes, too. Embroidery would be the least of your problems.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I was told that embroidering the covers was Britax-approved (but I forget where I heard it.)

    This is my DD's Husky, hand-embroidered:





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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judi View Post
    I little thread isn't going to make a difference. Coming from a firefighter, married to a firefighter, that likes to play with fire.
    Judi, you are soooo funny.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    I was told that embroidering the covers was Britax-approved (but I forget where I heard it.)

    This is my DD's Husky, hand-embroidered:






    OMGoodness! that is so cute.

    I was thinking of my brown PW and/or the SRC and now our Husky.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    I'll warn you - it took a long freaking time! Partly because I kept putting it off, but if I had to guess I'd say there's at least 40 hours of work put into that cover.

    I'm not sure how much machine-embroidering costs, but it's definitely a lot faster!
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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    I'll warn you - it took a long freaking time! Partly because I kept putting it off, but if I had to guess I'd say there's at least 40 hours of work put into that cover.

    I'm not sure how much machine-embroidering costs, but it's definitely a lot faster!
    You did that by hand? Kudos to you. I did cross stitch 14yrs ago and that was long. GREAT JOB!

    I was going to have it done by machine.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Britax CS says it is okay.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by NannyMom View Post
    I've seen someone on here (forget who) that put dog patches on a Nautilus.
    That's me! Here are some pics of them. I also embroidered my Husky cover, here are pics of that.


    With all the cute covers available on the Marathon, I can't stand my other covers to be boring! Although I really like the pink of the Frontier so I don't think I am going to mess with that one.

    If you decide to do anything, you should definitely show off your work!
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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    That is so amazing. I can't believe you did it all by hand! Major kudos to you.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    A friend of mine used her professional machine to do mine... http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...t=DSC00095.jpg

    Britax definitely OK'd it, their rep at Lifesavers that year (2004?) was even excited about it as a cool idea, lol.

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    A friend of mine used her professional machine to do mine... http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...t=DSC00095.jpg
    Joolsplus3, yours is the one I saw a while back and put the bug in me to embroider.

    I have the Marina cover and the Wicken cover. Question, what would show up on the Wicken?

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    Re: Embroider car seat cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    Britax definitely OK'd it, their rep at Lifesavers that year (2004?) was even excited about it as a cool idea, lol.

    If Judi says it's ok, I trust her

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