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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Travel Highchair

I've had this on my to do list for a long time now and I finally made it so I can use it on vacation in New York when I visit my family. I think it came out so cute!

It was very simple to make.

2 pieces of contrasting fabric 6" x 37"
2 pieces of contrasting fabric 6" x 4"
2 pieces of contrasting fabric 20" x 10"
3 pieces of batting for each combination
Velcro (long piece)

I didn't take many pictures during the process of making this, but I did wing it so I'm sure you can too!

Sew the three sections (right sides together) but be mindful where you leave your opening to turn right sides out because the smallest section will connect the two larger pieces. By looking at the layout you can figure out where to leave the openings.

After sewing it together I did a stitch around the outer edge to help it lay flat and hold the batting better.

The last step is putting the Velcro on. I used a long strip so it can be adjusted as Junior grows.
If you have questions just email me or comment and I will do my best to explain how I did it.

If you notice it is reversible!

Here is the view from the back. Little I didn't seem to mind being restrained, although I'm sure the fish helped distract him. This is great if you're out at a restaurant or a friend's house with no highchair. Enjoy!


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  2. Liz, just had to come back and tell you your blog is awesome and you shouldn't be surprised! Wow! I wish I would have had this travel high chair when my kids were younger.

    Also, are you following me under a different name/image on my google friend connect? I really like your blog. I'm not sure I see you on my followers and I'd like to be able to click back to your blog through the little thumbnails rather than from my dashboard. Could you do me a small favor and see if you see yourself on there? :) If not, just click the Follow button.

    Lisa xoxo

  3. This is the best idea ever. We had been using a Bumbo for a travel high chair, but my little man has figured out how to kick himself out of it. And we don't have a tray for it, so he gets frustrated that he can't feed himself in it. This would take up soo much less space! Added to my to-do list! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    Found you from your comment on Family Home Evenings Made Easy. Thanks for taking the time to look around! Hope you'll return often.


  4. What a great idea - it turned out so cute! Just found your blog... so glad I did!

  5. Awesome! I've been meaning to make one of these, but haven't had the time. Very cute!

  6. This is great! Thanks for linking up on my pity party!

  7. New follower from the Monday linkup

    Enjoyed reading your blog!


  8. So cute! What a great idea! I love the idea of having something to travel with. It's always hard to find a something high chair-ish at a relatives house! Great job.

  9. That is so cute, love the fabric you used!

  10. I made on of these a while back too...LOVE! They are amazing and soooo convenient. Yours turned out great and I love the fabrics you used :) We'd love if you came and linked your project up to our fabric linky party today!

  11. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  12. This is a great thing for a grandma, like me, to have on hand for those babies that come to visit!. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I just saw one of these commercial ones online and thought how cool they are but the price was crazy! Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea @

  14. this is SO SMART! Easy to carry and take anywhere! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing such a cool and easy project!

  15. This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing and have fun on your visit!

  16. Cute and functional! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  17. How neat! I wish I would have had one of these my my kiddos were littler!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!


    Punkin Seed Productions

  18. Wow! You are scary with your "winging it" abilities. That is soooooo awesome. I just bought a store made chair. Not nearly as cool or portable. Love what you have done!

  19. I've been making these and selling them at craft fairs all summer...they were a huge hit! One of the few things I can actually sew! I love your fabric choices!! Great job!!

  20. Looks like a fun project to make! If only mine would stay still long enough and not destroy something like this! I like the fabric you chose too! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

  21. This is such a clever idea! I wish I'd had one when my kids were little!

  22. Fabulous! I love things that are clever and useful and cute all at once!
    I'm your newest follower, and I'll be linking to your post later in the week - hope that's ok?
    <a href=">Mummy Crafts</a>

  23. You've been featured on Craft Envy, be sure to come by and grab a button!

  24. I featured this on Hoo's got talent this week! Feel free to grab the I've got talent button! Thanks for linking up to the party!

  25. That is BRILLIANT! I sooooo wish I could sew! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

  26. this may just be my next project, looks great!

  27. Just wanted to let you know that I shared your highchair on my blog: