stroller makeover

07 Apr stroller makeover

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Our little doll stroller has seen better days.

It was an impulse buy. $10 at Target last summer. Sometimes I wonder if companies intend for their toys to be disposable?

The cloth liner ripped off the first time Miles tried to sit in it. So I sewed new loops on, which ripped again. The seat of the liner is worn through and the handlebars are beyond gross.

I just can’t bear to send things to the landfill if they can be revived. So, during nap time this week, I gave this stroller a little makeover.

I took apart the old cloth seat and traced the shape onto new fabric (from my scrap bin) and sewed it together. I was able to reuse the existing buckle, and I covered the handles in duct tape.

Good as new?

Total cost $0. Total time: 1 hour

I didn’t follow a pattern, though I know some other mamas have developed patterns for doll stroller liners that are much more precise than what I made. Here’s one from Prudent Baby.

Hopefully we can get another year or two of fun out of this toy!

6 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:07h, 08 April Reply

    Awesome! I love it!

  • Jaime
    Posted at 17:31h, 08 April Reply

    awesome!!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:54h, 08 April Reply

    Looks great! Just a little tip if you wanted, they sell duck tape in all different colors now, pink, green tie dye, you name it. You can buy a roll for about $3 at walmart. :)

  • Amnah
    Posted at 19:02h, 08 April Reply

    Coming over from Ohdeedoh. I have like 3 strollers that need a makeover. Hmmm… weekend project?

  • Suzannah
    Posted at 15:47h, 09 April Reply

    Grip tape for tennis rackets would be nice too for the handles, just a couple dollars…I may have to “break” the fabric on ours so I can make it Custom! Love this!! – So addicted to this website!

  • Gina
    Posted at 16:44h, 09 April Reply

    Thanks for the tape suggestions! I thought about bicycle handlebar tape too…all are great ideas and prob much cuter. But I went for what we had on hand (free).

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