Foam Baby Seat Cover Free Pattern and Tutorial

EDITED 7/7/12  As I have previously mentioned, there is some errata in this pattern, which I have not had the time to fix, nor do I know when I will.  \
The pattern and direction links are below!

 PLEASE do not sell this finished cover… use it for your own purpose due to the hazard liabilities you could face.  Please do NOT place the “Foam Baby Seat” on a high surface or leave your baby unattended in the “Foam Baby Seat”, even with the awesome cover you have just made.  Tell ALL caregivers the same information…. do NOT put the “Foam Baby Seat” near fireplaces, on refrigerators, in cars, on buildings, and most importantly, in bathtubs.  Do NOT do anything stupid with the “FOAM BABY SEAT”.  The “Foam Baby Seat” is a fun device… not meant for a bathing baby, sleeping baby, driving baby, or a hiking baby.  NONE of those activities are safe for a baby in a “Foam Baby Seat”.  Even with the awesome cover you have just created.  

I am in NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH BUMBO OR KEEN DISTRIBUTERS, NOR has this cover been approved by Bumbo or Keen Distributers.

Find the cover pieces HERE and the directions HERE.  The pattern has errata and I do not have the time to fix.

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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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63 Responses to Foam Baby Seat Cover Free Pattern and Tutorial

  1. Nikki June 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    You are amazing I have been looking everywhere for this pattern to cover one before my new baby arrives. Thanks so much

    • Stephanie August 15, 2014 at 12:03 am #

      Please please send me this pattern for the baby seat..

      Thank you,

  2. The Cheap Chic Momma June 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve been keeping my eye out for it for a couple of weeks now- how awesome that you’ve decided to share it with moms all over for free! Thanks again!

  3. Pika June 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    This is awesome!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!! I wanted the lime Bumbo for my son and ended up with the seafoam colored one. Call me picky. :o) Now I can make a cover with the awesome Dr Seuss fabric I have! :happydance:

  4. Emily July 13, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Thank you so much for developing this pattern and offering it for free. I made mine last week and am thrilled with how it turned out! Your instructions made it very simple and quick to make. Thanks again! Here’s a link if you want to see the finished product.

  5. The Mouse House July 13, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Thanks for commenting everyone!

    Emily, I just checked out your link and your daughter is so adorable and you did a great job on the cover. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nancy July 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    I have to commend your hard work…I couldn’t wait so I drafted a pattern myself and it was NOT EASY :)
    it is very generous of you to give it away…there will be alot more beautiful bumbos around from now on!

  7. Dealish August 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Thank you for this free pattern and tutorial. My husband was concerned about a bare bumbo for a couple of reason and I am glad we don’t have to spend the money on one! :)

  8. Anonymous August 10, 2011 at 6:10 am #

    Thank you for sharing you pattern to us free of charge! I made one tonight and I had some issues with the last few instructions. I couldn’t figure out how to attach the seat piece to the arm pieces and then eventually to the “hood” piece. The instructions weren’t very clear to me and I kind of just winged it. The finished product turned out okay, but I like a more fitted look. Is there any tips you can give me? I don’t have a google account, but feel free to email me: cuppycakecouture at yahoo dot com

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

  9. leashy October 29, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    can anyone email me a pattern ?

  10. Anonymous November 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Could anyone e-mail me the pattern also?

  11. Raesheal November 3, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    Could someone please e-mail me a copy of this tutorial also…I try to make everything myself as I will not pay $20 for a seat cover when I can make it much cheaper :D

  12. Lemme November 4, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    Could someone also email it to me?

  13. Anonymous November 5, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    that’s so ridiculous! There are still lots of people on etsy selling these covers that haven’t gotten shut down. Hopefully you can get it back up some day. Maybe you can just say it’s a baby seat cover and not use the company name. in the mean time I saw a few people request to have it emailed to them. If you do that will you please email me too… at thanks!

  14. nskaling November 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    I would love the pattern too :)

  15. JDLE1203 November 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I came too late :(
    I’m trying to do everything myself and I was so happy someone shared a tutorial on the seat cover until I opened the site :( I’m sooo bummed.
    I see that everyone is asking for the pattern via email, can I also get one :)

    I would really appreciate it :)

  16. Carri November 8, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    wow! Bummer! wonder if you could just call it a “baby seat cover” and hint as to the brand but never mention it for “legal purposes”. If you do get this back up and running, I would LOVE to be emailed the pattern! Good luck!

  17. Aaron & Cassie November 10, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    I’d love one too, if someone could email it to me. Would be a lifesaver! thanks!

  18. grannymull56 November 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I don’t understand how sharing a pattern that you made should be an issue. Please let me know if you can share again. My email is

  19. Candice November 17, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    If anyone out there has this pattern, I would greatly appreciate a copy. My email is

  20. Anonymous November 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    If anyone out there has a copy of this pattern and doesnt mind sharing!!! PLEASE email me it! Would greatly appreciate!

  21. Anonymous November 30, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    I would love this pattern if someone would share with me. Trying to make a cover my cousin who is going to be a teenage mom. Thanks!

  22. Anonymous December 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    can someone email me the pattern.


  23. Anonymous December 17, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    I just happened to be browsing sites tonight and saw this blog. Just wanted to let you know that Bumbo have soo “conveniently” come out with their own Bumbo Seat Cover Don’t know if there is anything you can do legally as far as, well they basically stole your idea?

  24. Anonymous December 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    i really hope that you can send me your tutorial pattern for this seat.
    thank you.

  25. Chelsea December 27, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    I had saved the pattern, but now I can’t figure out how to put it together! I have all the pieces cut out and everything, but didn’t think to save the tutorial as well. any chance I can get the tutorial emailed to me at pretty please?

  26. Megan December 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    can someone please sent me an email with the pattern and tutorial, i really want to make one for my son! Thanks so much!

  27. Anonymous January 1, 2012 at 4:31 am #

    Can someone please email me the pattern and tutorial as well? We can’t even buy the Bumbo covers in Australia and the ones on Etsy are $35 each (yikes).

    Thanks in anticipation.

  28. Monica January 3, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I would love this tutorial as well. I have a blue Bumbo and would love to make a girly cover for my sisters new baby. Thank you so much!

  29. Anonymous January 5, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Will someone please email me a copy?!?!

  30. Anonymous January 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    I would love a copy of the pattern. What a great idea!
    my email is

  31. Elizabeth January 11, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    Am I late in the gam? I would love a copy of the pattern as well if anyone has it. Email is Thanks so much in advance!

  32. Scraby January 13, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I wanted to make one for my baby girl, i tried to make the pattern myself by i failed… youre cover look so amazing… is it possible to send it via email to me plz ->

  33. Scraby January 13, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    I just love youre bumbo cover, i was looking everywhere for a pattern to make some to my girl and finally i get this…. too bad you had to take it back, i just love it… is it possible to send it via email?

  34. Anonymous January 13, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    Hi there!, not sure if you still check this section anymore or not. I just came across it and am wishing that you were still able to share the pattern as I have acquired a nice purple one for my boy :) If you do indeed email the pattern out, could you please share with me?, Thanks a bunch!

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  36. Monica January 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Would love to have a copy of this pattern to cover a blue seat for my niece. Thanks Monica

  37. Anonymous January 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    FINALLY!!!!Im glad your war with this is over!

  38. Luda January 29, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Thank you sooooo much for putting this back up!!!!! i’m gonno make it this week

  39. Anslie C February 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    So excited that this is back up! Cannot wait to make one for my son due in June!

  40. Anonymous March 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    How do the base pieces connect together. When I printed it out all three pieces were different sizes. They didn’t line up right to tape them together

  41. Anonymous March 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Thank you so much for this. My friend had triplets and we got some second hand foam chairs for them. I wanted to do something special and individual for them, these covers will be WONDERFUL! Thank you so very much!

  42. Nikki Olmstead March 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Thanks so much for this pattern!!
    I am trying to make this and I don’t understand what it means to tape together at the lines. Are you talking about the dashes on the edges of some of the pieces? And if so which pieces go together? I know it says you were updating it so I thought it might be nice to have a picture of which pattern pieces go together?

  43. The Mouse House March 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    I haven’t had time to update the pattern yet, so I apologize about that!!! When you print them out, just line them up the best you can…. hopefully I will have the new pattern up soon!

  44. Anonymous April 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Thank you so much!! I’ve been waiting for this pattern!

  45. ~Ashley May 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I would LOVE a copy of the pattern also, I am trying to make a cover for my Bumbo (which is pink lol) Can someone pretty please email it to me??

  46. Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Can I get the pattern to personalize my granddaughters chair. L.kuhlman@

  47. Anonymous June 5, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Thanks so much for the pattern, I do have a question and forgive me if its a duh one..3rd g-baby due next tuesday..and so much sewing… i printed this out and noticed there are 3 back pieces, do all of those go together?

  48. Anonymous July 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    Could someone also email me the pattern? I will be so greatful!!

  49. Erica Marie July 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    The link to the instructions keeps redirecting to a google site. Is there a way to fix this? I’m so excited to get started on this but I don’t have to courage to venture it without instructions.

    In the meantime, can someone tell me how the cover gets put on the seat. Is it just slipped on or it there velcro to secure it?

  50. Erica Marie July 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    The link to the instructions keeps redirecting to a google site. Is there a way to fix this? I’m so excited to get started on this but I don’t have to courage to venture it without instructions.

    In the meantime, can someone tell me how the cover gets put on the seat. Is it just slipped on or it there velcro to secure it?

  51. The Mouse House July 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    I am not sure why it was doing that! Try it again, I think I have it fixed, but email me at mousehousecreations (at) yahoo (dot) com if it still doesn’t work and I will email it to you


  52. The Mouse House July 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    And there is elastic at the bottom to secure it

  53. Tina July 8, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    I followed everything to a T and for some reason mine does not fit. Also I noticed on the base part I have to remessure cause it wasn’t long enough to go around it. What am I doing wrong?

  54. The Mouse House July 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Tina, if you could email me at mousehousecreations (at) yahoo (dot) com I could walk you through it!


    • Jan November 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

      My daughter wants me to make one of these for her for Christmas. Could you email me the pattern?

  55. MomTo3Girls July 13, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    I’m also being redirected to the google website when I click on your link. I would love to get the pattern to make one for my daughter. Not so much so it looks cute or because i have a blue bumbo, (I’m also a girl who will use a blue bumbo for a girl) but because my 4 month old drools everywhere! It would be awesome to have one to throw on and off, and to wash easily. Could someone PLEASE send it to me?


  56. Devon July 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    could you email me the pattern wont load

    thank you lovely seat cover x x

  57. Anonymous July 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    for those of you who cannot get the pattern to load…it loads for me in IE but not firefox…just a little tip

  58. Tifani Gantt May 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Im a little confused as to how to assemble the pattern pieces… can you help me please?

  59. Tami Gerbich May 23, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I would love to have the pattern for the bumbo cover. My son and daughter in law are having a boy and their bumbo is pink for my granddaughter Addison. Thank you!

  60. jim October 27, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    hi there that was an amazing post.

  61. rachel bratt October 30, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    Hi Would you be able to send me the pattern and tutorial please so gutted it’s been taken off :(

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