11.22.2011

Custom Bumbo for Baby Bee

I've always loved photos of babies half sitting up and half smushed into Bumbo baby seats, so when we were first creating our baby registry we thought we'd stick one on there. But before we even got around to it, I spotted a purple Bumbo at the curb in front of a neighbor's house one morning when Feeney and I were leaving for a morning walk. After a frantic phone call home that went something like, "OMG, S there's a Bumbo on the curb, quick, quick, go get it before the trash guys take it!" (never mind that we had nearly a full 24 hours 'til the trash guys showed up) the purple Bumbo was ours.

I'd like to think that the color of our Bumbo find is an omen of things to come, however, even if it is, purple doesn't go with our nursery. So I made a slipcover with fabric that does.
Navy blue elephants, of course.

I managed to write down the steps to make the cover, traced my pieces before I sewed them and even scanned them all into a pdf, which means I should have a handy little tutorial ready for you shortly. Because who doesn't need a custom cover for their baby seat?

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8 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/01/2011

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12047.html#.TtW6Pk0QSKk.facebook

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  2. Thank you for the information, Anonymous. The seats themselves are printed with warnings that specifically say not to use them on elevated surfaces. As you may have noticed from the safety measures we take with all of our home projects, we are not ones to ignore safety warnings. We hope our friends who choose to use these seats also heed the very important warning.

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  3. I see this is an old post, but wondering if you still have the pattern for this or if you know where I am able to find one. Thanks!

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  4. I see this an old post but was wondering if you still had the bumbo pattern or if you knew where I could find one. Thank you!

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    1. I didn't end up publishing a pattern, but I still may. I need to place buttonholes on it for the new straps they added during the most recent recall. I made the pattern myself by taking apart a cover I purchased and tracing the pieces. It was a challenge to figure out how they went together again!

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  5. Hi i was wondering if u still have a pattern for the cover?

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    1. Hey Jennifer - I didn't end up publishing it because Bumbo recalled their seats shortly after I published this post. Unfortunately, they've sent out cease and desist letters to anyone who had patterns published in the past.

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