How to make a seat belt cover (2023)


In this tutorial I show you how to make a seat belt cover with Velcro with a basic cotton fabric (though any fabric can be substituted) I use a super fluffy batting to add extra comfort to mine. :) I hope this video is helpful! No one wants a seat belt cutting into them when its purpose is supposed to be safety. This a is great project to use those scraps!


Hello, my name is rachel loper and today, I'm going to be showing you how to make this seat belt cover, yes, it's a seatbelt cover.

And this is my helpful assistant say, your name.

My name is nina lopez.

Her name is lena loper.


So let's, go ahead and start off with all of the materials that we are going to need for this project.



So molina.

What is the first thing that we're gonna need? Okay, now we need.


What do we need? Well, we need that.

Okay, let me measure it.


So you're going to need a ruler a roller velcro, a fabric marker a rotary wheel or scissors.

Don't worry.

She knows how to handle sharp objects.

Yes, I did it because I I'm mommy assistant a corner turner.

What is this a sewing pin it's, a seam ripper clips? Okay.

Now and I'm, not done sewing pens sewing pants.

These are the sewing pins.

Yeah, those are filming pins, because you tell yup cause also, okay and you're going to need your fabric I'm using this very very cute, kitty fabric with little yarn balls.

So you don't have to do two separate fabrics, you can do just like one fabric on front and back, but I wanted to do contrasting fabric.

So you know, that's up to you, and then you are going to need some kind of padding to go in between your fabrics.

So this is a quilting batting that I'm using this is a pattern for your sew.


So now we're gonna put it right there.


So this one I made, um already, obviously and it's with that, super fluffy batting that I have, but um, I'm gonna go ahead and match the rest of them.

But if I were to do this again, I would have used a, uh, my gosh, fusible, fleece instead, because this is like, I mean, it's, this is, uh, it's, pretty fluffy.

So, but I like it I'm happy with it.

The the whole point wants to be comfortable and keep my seatbelt from trying to murder me while I'm driving, you know, it's supposed to keep me safe, but whatever, okay.

So let's, go ahead and get into what you are going to need to do step one.

I do I'm doing this.

You are going to take your roller and your fabric and measure out a piece at 10 inches by six and a half inches.

Go ahead and do it to your bottom piece as well and your padding set your batting to the side we're going to deal with that later, right now we need to go ahead and make our mark.

Take your top piece, put it on top of your bottom piece.

You want wrong sides facing each other.

So even though you can't tell which wrong side is the wrong side on this bottom piece, um this.

This is my wrong side.

So take top piece, wrong side facing wrong sides, put them on top of each other.

We are going to mark in two inches here on the long side going in is where we're marking, and then you're gonna do the same thing on the other side.

This is giving us points where to fold the fabric.


And when it's fold as you see it's, folded at two inches, a seat belt is 1.85 inches.

So this is going to fit just fine.

Remember it's going to be puffy.

So you want a little bit of wiggle room, it's, not gonna have wiggle room once it's actually put around the seat belt.


So the reason that we are doing this folding it over like this is because we need to figure out where we're gonna be putting our velcro.

So see how it's gonna be like that? Okay, so we know that we want a piece of velcro right here like this that is going to fold over like that.

So you're gonna measure half an inch down mark.

It measuring half an inch from the sides as well going in mark it.

And then you're gonna do it on the bottom piece of the fabric, too same exact thing, half an inch down half an inch from the sides.

And this is marking where we're placing our velcro.


So let's place our velcro down on the first piece, don't catch the bottom piece with this top piece and go ahead and pin your velcro down it's, not really necessary to pin it down because they're both really stable fabrics.

So technically, you could just hold it in place and you'll be fine, but for beginner's sake, let's, go ahead and pin everything down.

And once so you've got that pin in place.

And now you want to put your other piece of velcro right here moving that top piece, that's underneath out of the way and pin it down.


So we've got our little pieces pinned down, let's, go ahead and take this over to the sewing machine and stitch these pieces of velcro to the fabric.

All right now that we've got our velcro stitched on.

You are going to take your batting or your fusible fleece, put your top fabric over it.

And this is where the clips come in handy.

If you don't have clips, you can pin this it's, not actually necessary to have a clip.

So it's just easier to have them so you're going to clip all the way around.

I know now that we have our clips in let's.

Take it over to the sewing machine.

We are going to do a quarter inch seam allowance with a basting stitch all the way around all right.

We've got our basting stitches in at this point, if you have any like excess, um, batting hanging off the edges.

You want to go ahead and trim that up nice and neat.

So in order, not to cause confusion, you're going to lay your fabric back down the way that you had it when you put the velcro strips on so velcro on top piece facing out and velcro on bottom piece facing towards you then you're going to take those open them up like a little book, take these edges, fold them right side to right side.

And it may not have even been confusing to you.

But just for the sake of, you know, my own brain.

I needed to do that so pin or clip those pieces together all right now.

All of our clips are in.

And we are going to take it over to the sewing machine and we're, not going to stitch completely around.

We actually need to leave an opening that's like three to three and a half inches.

Um, just basically a big enough opening to where you can flip it inside or flip it right side out.

So mark it.

So you don't, forget because when you get into the zone of sewing chances are you probably will forget to leave that opening and that's where this little gal comes in handy? Okay, so we are going to stitch this, uh, so we're going to stitch this with a quarter inch, seam allowance.

And if anybody's wondering, what all that noise is that my daughter is making she is playing with her barbie.

So yeah, she gets real.


Anyways, let's, go ahead and get our quarter inch, seam allowance in and what baby I love.

I love you because you're, my best all right.


Go ahead and start stitching don't, forget to backstitch.

Also, oh, my gosh, do not forget to turn your sewing machine's, stitch length back to normal.


Now, go ahead and cut your corners.

You don't want to cut into, um, the stitching you just want to cut like the corner away from it get as close as you can.

But you know, obviously don't risk cutting your stitching all right.


Go ahead and start opening up our fabric and turning it right sides out all right.

So now that it's turned right side out you're going to take your corner turner and you're going to pop those corners out to where they're nice and crisp that's, not the right word, nice and, um, pointy nice.

And simply there we go that's a word that my four-year-old chose simply nice and simply I'm telling you that's, the kind of corners you want all right.

Our corners are popped out look at that.

Um, yeah.

So I know you're, jealous of my corners and that's.

Okay, you too can have corners like this with the proper tools, a barbecue skewer will also work or chopsticks or your fingers or a pen, endless possibilities.

Anyways, okay.

So where you had that opening you're gonna take a pin and you're gonna pin me you're gonna fall in my seam.

Allowance you're gonna pin me, oh, my gosh, you're going to pin this opening you're going to pin this opening shut and then you're going to take this back over to the sewing machine and you're going to sew top stitch all along the edge with a quarter inch.

No no, no with an eighth of an inch seam allowance, a quarter inch will be fine.

You can get away with that too.

But I just feel like it looks more appealing with like a really really small seam allowance so I'm going to take that over and go ahead and do that, oh good silly.

I fixed it that's, good I'm glad okay.

So I'm starting a bit before the opening.

So I can go ahead and just like get that out of the way.

Oh, you know what don't forget all right so that is it.

Now you just have to take it and fold it up.

And this is my little tag on it.

So cute.

Anyways, so let's, take it and fold it up.

Fold it up.

So mommy was talking about.

I was then I don't listen to the doctor.

What does a heart? I don't know, hot, smarts.


So that is a very simple fun.

Easy project that you can do.

I mean, just for fun, you can do them as gifts for people, um, actually, it would be perfect for like, um, sweet, 16 gifts, because you know, obviously you get a car, but anyways, it's, a very easy fun project to do it's, very very simple, and you can use fat quarters for it.


So now I'm just gonna put these in my car and I'm, not gonna get my neck.

Sliced every time I drive it's, threatening me.

Anyways, and I will get some pictures.

You know, what I'm going to take some pictures of it.

We need lots on my seat belt, that'll be my thumbnail, what a good idea? Okay, anyways.

Thank you for watching my video.


Thank you.

My video, too.

And I watched it.

I hope it was very helpful.

If I missed some stuff, I'm, really, sorry.

This is that's, not really my expertise to teach this one's mine, too.

Yeah, you get to use that on your car seat.

Yeah, yeah.


Thank you for watching.

I hope you enjoyed it.

And if there's anything in the future that you would like to see me make or try to make just let me know in the comments, and hopefully I can do that, hopefully I can find the time to do it make sure to like the video hit the bell, and it will notify you.

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What is seat belt fabric called? ›

The seat belts are made from nylon filament yarn or polyester filament yarn which is woven to produce the webbing pattern.

What can I use as a car seat cover? ›

✔️ Material: Car seat covers are typically made of leather or synthetic fabrics, like polyurethane. We recommend synthetic leathers and fabrics because they're easy to clean. They also tend to be less expensive, so if a cover gets stained, it's easier to replace.

What fabric are seat belts made of? ›

Today, seat belt material is usually woven from 100% polyester. Nylon used to be the most popular material, but nylon stretches more than polyester and is more prone to wear and tear.

Can I sew my seatbelt? ›

ANY home sewing machine will work for sewing seat belts.

I have sold thousands of yard and an equal number of seat belt project kits and no one has ever reported a problem.

What is a seat pillow? ›

a cushion that makes a seat more comfortable.

Can you sew seat belt webbing? ›

Sewing nylon webbing pieces together can be a simple job. It is important to understand how to do this properly. Without proper fusion, the pieces can become frayed and weak. This can be dangerous if the webbing is made for a sling, seatbelt or lifting device.

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