07 Apr stroller makeover
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!
AnonymousPosted at 16:07h, 08 April
Awesome! I love it!
JaimePosted at 17:31h, 08 April
AnonymousPosted at 18:54h, 08 April
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. 🙂
AmnahPosted at 19:02h, 08 April
Coming over from Ohdeedoh. I have like 3 strollers that need a makeover. Hmmm… weekend project?
SuzannahPosted at 15:47h, 09 April
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!
GinaPosted at 16:44h, 09 April
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).