Stroller Makeover!

I bought this little umbrella stroller awhile ago at Target. It’s nice to have a little one for going to the zoo and museums, etc. But there wasn’t any storage on it, like most umbrella strollers. So I decided to make some.

I bought this fabric to make Kaylee a jumper a couple of months ago, but it matched the stroller so perfectly so I used it for this project instead. I made a bag and lined it with a scrap of corduroy to make it nice and sturdy.
I also made button flaps to strap it to the stroller and for easy removal for cleaning.
I had enough fabric to make a cushion too! Nice and cozy. I found some orange material that was perfect to sew to the border as a ruffle. I didn’t have any batting, so I used some fleece scraps. 3 layers of fleece for the cushioning.
I marked the fabric where the straps would go through, then made large button holes for them to slide through.
That’s it! I left it in the hallway when I was done. Kaylee saw it when she woke up from her nap and it was love at first sight.
She loves pointing at the little birds. She climbed in and sat in it while I pushed her around for an hour. I made lunch, cleaned the living room, got the kids ready to go to the science museum….all while she sat in her stroller. She screamed when it was time to get out and get into the truck. Crazy little girl!

Comments

  1. What a great idea! Super cute too! Love it!!!

  2. very cute.

  3. I love everything about this! Especially the bird fabric!! I may very well have to tackle this for my pumpkins too!

  4. Okay, I have the SAME stroller and was just thinking yesterday how nice it would be to have some storage with it! We are taking this traveling this week… I don’t think I could whip something up that fast, but this is genius!! And thanks for linking it up to Baby Week!
    ~Alison

  5. what a great idea. I love those strollers but no storage is a downer. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Super cute!! What a great idea, I have a stroller I could do this to, thanks for the idea!

  8. That’s adorable! What a great job. I love the storage idea. I could definitely use one of those….my sewing skills are not up to par with yours, though! ;)Your little model is cute, too!

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  10. Absolutely love this.

  11. WAy cute – great job! I have a link party on Tuesdays if you’d like to stop by and link-up – Mandy, http://www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  12. Brilliant! These strollers are some much easier to travel with but you’re right – no where to throw some diapers and wipes. I may need to tackle this myself!

  13. Wow! Great idea! Those umbrella strollers are always so bland! But not this one! cute!

  14. Hi there, I found your blog through the thrify home link up today and I’ve signed up to follow! You have so many fabulous ideas!! I look forward to reading more!

    Jill

  15. That is adorable! Such a great idea…wanna make me one :)

  16. I love it! What a fabulous idea, and how cute!

  17. Super cute!! Great job!

  18. That turned out so cute, I love the little ruffly cushion! Can you guarantee that it will make a child sit still for an hour? Hehe, if you can I’ll make one today!

  19. Super cute! I love this idea, and the fabric is fantastic!

  20. Love it! My almost 4 year old rides in her stroller occasionally at the mall or when lots of walking is required and i really need a storage bag…..I’ll be making one soon! Thanks for sharing! Link up to my party….terelauritsen.blogspot.com

  21. Very cool!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

  22. Very cute! I have a similar stroller. While it was in my trunk a grocery bag spilled and some dish soap leaked onto the seat of the stroller. I’ve yet to figure out how to get it out. I wonder if a seat cover like yours would work. Is it attached in any other way than the strap holes?

  23. Thank you for the response! I may have to try this.

  24. Very nice! I love the fabric you chose for this project. Thank you for sharing this at my link party.

  25. This is fantastic! What a stellar project!

  26. Super adorable!! Great job!

  27. How cute you are!!! She is riding around in style now!!! Great job good mama!! I really like this one!

  28. Love the fabric – What a darling transformation. The bag on the back is wonderful. Love the ruffles too! Thanks for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  29. I love the stroller redo- and the fabric. I actually just posted some pincushions on my blog out of the same fabric. Check them out at leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com.

    Good work and thanks for sharing.

    Tricia

  30. It looks fancy! The stroller makeover made the stroller looks like the ones that you buy for a higher price. :)

  31. So cute! And smart! I hate using the umbrella stroller because I forget to bring the diaper bag and have nowhere to put my planner or keys. I have the perfect fabric in mind. Thanks!

  32. Wow! This is fabulous. I hope you will come link up to Tot Tuesdays at Delicious Ambiguity.

  33. This is so great. I hate when the seat gets all gross. Thanks for sharing

  34. Your baby’s safety comes first when you are riding them in a buggy try to be more careful and be vigilant enough to avoid accidents.Buying the best baby strollers will be the best way to reduce your worries.There are other products promising you a good buy but be attentive enough to notice their deficits.

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  36. You need to patent this and sell it in stores!!! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your talent

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