Given all the snowy weather around the country today, I thought it would be appropriate to feature my solution to snowy boots in a rear-facing car seat.
We are doing extended rear-facing with Penny in the car. The basic reason is that she is 500% safer in a crash, but for more details check out extendedrearfacing.org. The only problem is that in this wet, snowy weather, Penny's shoes and boots have the potential to muddy up the seats. We don't have leather. So I spent about 7 minutes in the sewing room throwing this little beauty together.
Large rectangle of fleece large enough to cover your seat (take measurements in the car)
Fabric scraps long enough to stretch around the back of the seat. I used jersey from old t-shirts
Cut your fleece to size. No need to hem it, as fleece does not fray.
Cut your jersey into strips that are 5" wide by the length you want. Mine were about 24" each. You need two. Fold each jersey strip right sides together lengthwise. Sew all along the long edge so you have two long tubes. Turn them right-side out. Fold over the short edge twice and pin it to the upper corner of the fleece piece. Stitch it in place. Repeat with the other one on the other upper corner. Then just lay it against the seat and tie it in place.
Super easy-peasy and machine washable.