swimmy seatsaver: true freestyle fashion crafting

30 Oct

I got tired of soaking my car seat with chlorine water four or five times a week when I finished swim practice. So three years ago, I crafted my swimmy seatsaver, a two layer seat cover that completely blocks the water but is comfortable on my bare skin. I sling the seatsaver over my seat after practice and remove before I leave for work. This way I keep my car seats clean and my work clothes dry.  This is what freestyle fashion is all about- using your craft skills to make beautiful and practical handmade items for yourself, family, and friends.

My original was light pink, but it’s now faded and stained from river water and archaeology dirt. It also has a cheesy ribbon that holds the top over the head rest.


My new and improved version has four pleats that curve around the top of the head rest and hold the seatsaver in place. The lack of elastic, ties, and snaps makes it easy to use and remove.  The seat saver will work for kids, pets, or adults. It’s perfect for swimmers, surfers, kayakers, paddleboarders, pets, kids… anybody who loves water and mud! Swimmy seatsavers are available on my etsy shop here.

Stay tuned for a future post in which I give tips on making your own Swimmy Seatsaver.


One Response to “swimmy seatsaver: true freestyle fashion crafting”

  1. 網路行銷 December 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Thanks for the informative article, it was a good read and I hope its ok that I share this with some facebook friends. Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: