Tutorial: This Mama’s Fab Travel Chair
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
Gather materials: Quilted fabric for outer*, cotton broadcloth or similar for lining, Velcro.
*Batting combined with broadcloth can also be used.
All measurements include 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 2 – Add markings 2 1/4″ apart at center of each piece as shown in picture.
These markings will help you place the connector piece.
Step 3 – Using a single layer of lining and a single layer of quilted fabric, cut each piece out together.
Curve the corners of velcro pieces so there are no sharp points.
Step 5 – With right sides together, sew seat pieces together, starting at connector mark and ending at next mark, leaving open 2 1/4″.
Step 6 – With right sides together, sew strap pieces together, starting at connector mark and ending at next mark, leaving open 2 1/4″.
Step 7 – Turn all pieces right side out and press.
Step 8 – Top stitch connector piece 1/4″ from edge along sewn edges.
Step 9 – Insert connector piece into opening in seat and into opening in strap. Pin into place.
Step 11 – Hand stitch lip edge of strap and seat at connector for a more finished look. or use 1/8″ top stitch to secure lip.
Step 12 – Sew Velcro onto ends of waist strap, centering on strap & placing it 1 1/4″ away from short edge.
Soft side goes on inside of strap.
Sew all along the edge.
Weave through chair back.
Insert hungry kid!
In these days of 5-point harnesses, I must remind you this travel chair should always be used with parent supervision. It does not 100% secure child to chair. Never leave child unattended.