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. says

    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

  2. says

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  3. says

    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!

  4. says

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  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    Very cool!

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

  10. says

    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?

  11. says

    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

  12. says

    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

  13. says

    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!

  14. says

    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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