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How To Sew a Highchair Seat Belt

I have the antique highchair that my mother and I both used as babies. I absolutely love using it, except that there is no device to keep the little boogers in their seats!

I first posted about this highchair seatbelt years ago, but here I show in 5 minutes how you can sew your own!

This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday.

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  1. That is so cute, and I bet it would work for regular chairs, too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome! Where was this when I was using my longest cotton dish towel to hold my babies in our antique high chair?:) Very clever!!

    Linda C

  3. Great idea! My children, and now my grandchildren, use the highchair that was mine and ‘slippage’ has always been a problem. Can’t wait to make this.

  4. Love this idea, Connie – much more versatile than a giant plastic high chair! I’ve had mine since our oldest was little, and 13 years and 7 kids later, it’s a much used item, but for going places, this seatbelt would be perfect!

    Hey! Maybe you should do a giveaway for those of us who have no skill with a sewing machine! :)

  5. This would be great to keep in the diaper bag too, You could use it when visiting people that don’t have a high chair, restaurants where the high chair straps are broken and even in shopping carts where there aren’t any straps.

  6. That is so cute!! But not quite as cute as the baby at the end.

  7. Heather Wawa says:

    That’s fantastic!!!

  8. Brilliant Connie!! Love your tutorials!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. You are so clever to think of using bandannas for this project, great tutorial. Your baby is simply adorable!

  10. This is FANTASTIC! I always hated the “new” high chairs – huge, and plastic, and…huge. So, a few years ago I was fortunate enough to find an old high chair at a church garage sale. It actually does have a poor excuse for a seat belt, but I am going to get my cheap-from-the-craft-section-at-Walmart bandanas and get sewing. Thanks, Connie.
    (Your baby’s an absolute doll. :))

  11. LOVE it! What a wonderful idea and so nicely explained. Thank you! :-)


  12. Okay that is sure one cute baby you’ve got there! The chair seatbelt is nice too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. I love the idea of using the bandanas. Thank you so much for making a video for this. It makes it so much easier to understand! So who is going to get the high chair? First grandbaby? :) Blessing, Eva

  14. Thanks for this genius idea! We have a very similar antique highchair at Grandma’s house and our baby boy slips and tries to wiggle his way out, even with a long dishcloth tied around his waist!

    Only thing is, I think our antique chair has a solid back, so it would need more fabric to wrap around the back, right? I could probably get away with sewing floursack towels (those large, white towels we use to dry dishes) because they’re larger than bandanas? This was the (easy) solution I’ve been looking for! Thanks again!

  15. I love this idea! You are so cleaver. Thank you for sharing the simplicity of it. When I get my sewing machine out again I will need to make some to pass along to friends!

  16. Hey Connie! I just found this on your website and just in time! We need these for our nursery chairs at church. What a super simple and totally effective idea!! Thanks dear!

  17. I read this a long time ago, and dismissed it because I didn’t have much need for it. Now, I came back frantically searching because I need one! We’ll be backpacking during an upcoming vacation (family of 5, 2 backpacks are our only luggage) and taking our booster seat for our 1 year old is just not an option. This is perfect! We can take it with us in our travels and stuff it in a pocket. Thank you!!!

  18. May be mildly obsessed with this…just sayin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am sooo excited to do this. Won’t my little I’m-so-big-I-love-to-stand-up-in-my-highchair 17month old be surprised tonight at dinner! Wahahahaha (lovingly evil laugh). Thanks for sharing! :)

  19. What a cute and clever idea. I am impressed! Love thats it’s easy enough that even I can do it as a new seamstress. :) Thanks a ton!


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