Kelli recently posted a tutorial I wrote about making car seatbelt sleeves. Thank you, Kelli!
My car seatbelt cuts into my neck and causes me worry about the potential for decapitation in event of an accident. As my thank you for Kelli’s generosity, I made her a set which she has now received—I want her to keep her head, too.
Kelli loves Africa. To honor that I found a fabric print I felt emulated giraffes, embroidered a giraffe on each sleeve, and then packaged them so they’d make a nice presentation—to me, that’s part of a gift.
Thinking about giraffes inspired a trip to Reid Park Zoo here in Tucson to study these graceful animals more closely. The zoo has a program wherein children can actually hand-feed the giraffes. A believer in verisimilitude, I got in line, too—the oldest but just as curious person in that line of kids.
Did you know giraffes have a marvelously blue tongue? No blue tongues were embroidered on my version of giraffes as it wouldn’t do for Kelli to think I was sticking my tongue out at her.
Christmas gifts this year will involve many seatbelt sleeves using fabrics from Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, and so on for women, a nice “manly” fabric for men, and some fun fabrics for children.
Here is a set made using a Chinese children’s fabric (an eBay find), backed with green/white checked gingham.
The fabric label is one I made using my Junie Moon logo. The seatbelt sleeves are machine washable.
In addition to viewing the tutorial on Kelli’s blog, you can find it in my Junie Moon Tutorials section in the right-hand column.