Tutorial: This Mama’s Fab Travel Chair

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2009

This fabric “high chair” is perfect for away from home dining.

It’s no 5-point harness, but it helps secure them in the chair.

This one was made from an old thrifted, quilted ottoman cover

For personal use only & not for commercial use.

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Jennifer November 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Yay! We just found out we will probably be taking a trip in a couple of weeks and this is perfect. Thanks so much for making a tutorial.


jbr November 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Thank you for the tutorial. Great pictures. I have already made one, but made one change. My kids are taller and a little more agile than I would like so I made the strap 43 inches.

Ramona Burke November 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm

your high chairs come out SOOO lovely! awesome tute, too!

CarolineW November 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Thanks so much for doing the tutorial! I will definitely be making one.

Brenbren November 18, 2009 at 8:52 pm

rock on! Thanks! I am starting mine right now!

glitterbygrammie November 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Great thing. Thansk for the tutorial.

Mary Ella November 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Thanks so much, this is wonderful! I'm really looking forward to making this.

Casey November 19, 2009 at 4:17 am

Awesome tutorial, cannot wait to make a few of these for friends with pint sized kiddos. It'd be good even for my small kids, just to keep the chairs cleaner :)

Cottonista November 21, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I love it! Such a smart idea.

Mary Ella November 25, 2009 at 5:28 am

I made one for me and one for a friend, Blogged about it as well as the this is me journal I won :) Thanks again!

Zom November 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

So wonderful. I can't believe no one has though of this before. Thank you!

Tanya November 27, 2009 at 5:25 am

Thank You so much for making this tutorial to share. I made the fabric high chair this week and used it today when we went to my Aunt's for Thanksgiving. It was so much easier than taking the high chair or trying to hold my little one to feed him. Thanks again.

♥Andrea♥ November 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I made one, but it seems it came ouy smaller than yours. I still love it though!!


brightandblithe December 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm

This is such a practical idea. Love it. I'll be filing this one away for my next shower.

Margaret March 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Wow, awesome! Ive been looking into Tie-Chairs.. And yours is so much better and looks easier to use then others do.
I definitely have to try this, my 20 month old is crazy @ restaurants, thanks for this!

Kat September 3, 2010 at 10:41 am

I am pretty sure you can’t put any kind of license/restriciton on a pattern that you copied from an existing item that was manufactured by a company.

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Thanks for your concern, Kat. The item that inspired my pattern was also homemade back in the 70’s. To make the pattern my own (and make it better) I updated it in a few different ways.

So, because of this, I can license my pattern if you would like to make and sell the item. The pattern is free for personal use.

Samantha Reply:

So if I would like to use this pattern to make and sell, how much would it cost?

Denise February 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I am not a seamstress at all and am wondering if I can just order one of these from you..? If so, how much would it be?

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

I’m sorry, but I don’t make anything to sell at this time! Good luck with your search.

Jo March 11, 2013 at 5:40 am

Hi There,
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have now made this as part of the harness for a vintage high chair I am doing-up, I will be adding a top harness and padded back cushion, still being able to take this part out for trips to Grandparent’s etc. Mine is a little rougher round the edges than yours but I’m so pleased with it -THANKS!


Leonie May 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

This is such a good idea, I’m going to make one to use when we go and stay at my parents.

Evy May 14, 2014 at 3:29 am

Very good tutorial for fabric travel for high chair you make it..thanks for the sharing tutorial with us.

Maria June 21, 2014 at 4:16 am

For almost all the parents while traveling the need of the baby chair is required to make it more easy to carry the luggage and baby too.

proofreading help February 20, 2017 at 8:48 pm

I fully support you that this is simply irreplaceable thing for rodieley. Mom can not worry about the baby fall off the chair.

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