Elaine Searer

Warm and Cozy on the Go!

Thank you for stopping by!

My name is Elaine and I make ponchos 
and hats that provide a convenient
way for you to keep your children

Warm and Cozy on the Go!

An Elaine Searer fleece car seat poncho can provide a safe and convenient alternative to a winter coat for the children in your life. I also offer fleece wheelchair ponchos for adults and children. Visit my Facebook group or Etsy shop for more information.

CPSC Compliant

Each product meets Consumer Product Safety Commission standards and is made with premium components to ensure your little ones will be wrapped up in comfort without sacrificing their safety. As a grandmother, I understand firsthand the importance of balancing safety with comfort and style. My goal is to help you keep your loved ones warm and cozy on the go.

I’d like to encourage you to explore my website and let me know if I can help you find something special for your someone special. You can peek at my product lines, pricing lists, and even contact me directly if you have questions. I know you have a choice in where you shop for your children, and I want you to know I appreciate your decision to shop with me.

~Elaine Searer

Custom Orders

I can ship orders anywhere in the
United States & Canada.

Custom orders can be arranged by email or through my Etsy shop.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


I have included a price list for most of my custom sewn items here on the website.

You will find an alterations price list, too, for my local customers.

My Sewing Blog

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Car Seat Ponchos Are Getting Bigger!

We've probably all had the misfortune of ordering a clothing item online only to find that when it arrives, it's smaller than we expected it to be. This situation is especially frustrating when ordering for a child because children grow so quickly. An item that just...

Car Seat Ponchos Without Hoods

Help! My Kid Hates Hoods! Last year, during the 2018 poncho selling season, I had a few customers contact me asking if I could make car seat ponchos without hoods. It seems that some kids don't like hoods. Who knew? Several moms who asked for...

Sewing for Fun

On the 4th of July, I decided to take a break from sewing fleece car seat ponchos and do a little sewing for fun.  I already had a project in mind.  I wanted to make a swimsuit and beach bag for my granddaughter's 18" My Life doll.  Aaliyah is six years old, and she...

Mesh Zipper Pouches

I have a good friend whose mom is an accomplished seamstress and quilter.  I'm always admiring the things that my friend's mom makes for her.  For a few years now, I've been admiring her collection of mesh zipper pouches in a wide variety of sizes. The thing that...

Car Seat Ponchos Changes for 2018

Change can be scary! In spite of our fear of change, sometimes change is good.  That's certainly the case with the car seat poncho changes that I'm making for 2018. Ever since I began sewing and selling car seat ponchos in 2015, I have used the same pattern.  That...

Summer Sewing Challenge

This quote is one of my favorites from the book,  The How of Happiness.  I firmly believe in the premise of this quote: a challenging project can increase our happiness. With that in mind, I have decided to embark on a sewing challenge for this summer.  My plan is to...

Why I Became an Entrepreneur

When I was a child, I remember people asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I'm pretty sure I never once responded to that question by saying, "I want to be an entrepreneur."  Yet, here I am, sole proprietor of Elaine Searer, Sewing & Alterations, and I'm...

How to Buy the Best Birthday Gift

Buying gifts for people can be hard work.  Pressure to find a gift that the recipient will like and can use can take the fun out of the whole gift-giving occasion for me. If gift-buying is as difficult for you as it is for me, you're in the right place.  I'm going to...

My Top Sewing Machine Buying Tip

Buying a sewing machine can be a challenge.  I've got some advice that can help with your decision.   Because I sew a lot and own several sewing machines, people ask me fairly often for advice in choosing a sewing machine for themselves.  Usually the questions are...

What Customers Say About Extra Warm Car Seat Poncho

I've been selling fleece car seat ponchos in my Etsy shop  since 2015.  The first year that I sold ponchos, I offered only one style of car seat poncho.  My regular car seat poncho was and still is made of two layers of anti-pill fleece.  Here in...

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