My friend is having a baby and we are swapping skills. She is a photographer I am a sewer...What a great trade! I recovered her car seat with material she brought to me. I started with this pattern here. I read through it, but from there just unpicked and copied. Which is really all the instructions say. But they were there if I forgot. (although my car seat cover was slightly different.) I like that you use the original cover. It should make for a good fit. For the canopy I did french seams so I didn't have to do the bias tape again.