How to Make DIY Waterproof Seat Covers for Your Car

Summer is here! Hooray! And if you and your kiddos will be spending time at the pool, beach, or water park, you'll have a blast splashing around and cooling off from the summer heat. 

However, it's all fun and games until you have to pack everyone back up in the car with wet bathing suits and towels. 

If you are looking for a quick project that can save your car seats and your sanity, here's how you can make a DIY waterproof seat cover for your car.

Here's What You Need:

  • Beach towels
  • Fleece fabric
  • Vinyl tablecloth
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine

Here's What You Do:

  • Start by washing and drying your towels. Often beach towels (especially inexpensive ones) can bleed and you don't want to have that mess in your car!
  • Put the fleece and the vinyl under the towel and cut the fabrics to match the size of the towel.
  • Now that you have three pieces of fabric, start with the vinyl facing down, then put the fleece on top and the towel, facing up, on top of the fleece.
  • Pin the sides of the material and use your sewing machine around the sides of layers of material.
  • Cut two pieces of ribbon and stitch them along the top of your cover. You'll use these to tie around the head rest, so make sure they are long enough (this is a good time to measure them in your car). 

Place the cover in your car and your seats will be protected from wet bathing suits. Added bonus, these covers are awesome to protect your car seats from pet hair when traveling with dogs or if your kids are eating or drinking in the car. So even if you plan on only using these in the summer, you might end up using these all year.

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