Friday, September 6, 2013

Toddler Travel Chair

A good friend is about to embark on a dream overseas holiday with her husband and adorable 8-mth old daughter so she asked me to make her a travel chair / harness for bub.  To save me time searching she even kindly pointed me towards the Fab Travel Chair tutorial by This Mama Makes Stuff.  Perfect-o!

I didn't have any pre-quilted fabric so started by spray basting the alphabet cotton onto some batting and got to work with some black thread and rustic lines following the grid.  Simple!

Then it was just an easy matter of piecing it altogether, sewing on the velcro and viola!

Toddler Travel Chair / Harness

One quick and easy travel chair, perfect for an 8-mth old on an overseas holiday.

Toddler Travel Chair / Harness

It packs up nice and small so can be easily thrown into a suitcase or bag, as the need arises.  And, because children can be sloppy at times, I also made a drawstring bag (using this tutorial) to stash it into when on the run.

Alphabet Drawstring Bag

There will be no nasty food smears through Mum's handbag now.  Win!  :)

Unfortunately I don't have an adorable baby or even an ugly doll (Becca!) to show off the beauty of this little harness - so you'll have to take my word for it.  Or you can always pop over to the tutorial to see it in action.

Like the author says, though, this is no 5 point harness but it should come in very handy during their weeks on the road.  Fingers crossed!


Linking up with TGIFF, hosted this week by Laura of Quokka Quilts


  1. Looks good Erin and perfect for that dream holiday. Your friend must be delighted with it.

  2. Well done on getting it finished and a bag as well! Great fabric choices - I'm sure your friend will be thrilled!

  3. Beautiful fabric, Erin!!! Lucky friend to have someone sew this for her.

  4. What a great idea..will have to bookmark this one!

  5. fab idea, luckily my kids are too big now :)

  6. Having no children I'm not sure why you would need this, but it looks like you did a good job on it :oD