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Topic: Raining and no car? Well one makes a rain cover for the stroller!  (Read 2478 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007 07:09:37 PM »

Oh that is soo cool! At first I thought it was minature something, til I read the post, lol. We only have one car right now and the walk to town about 6 miles wouldn't be too bad, but the 6 miles completly back UP would be!! Great Idea tho.. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2007 12:15:41 PM »

that is sooooo cool. The stroller and the cover...Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2007 07:58:27 PM »

well now that is just amazing! oh what we crafters can do!!! i must say if i were a small child in that stroller i would be having an absolute blast Smiley lovely work!
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007 04:08:32 PM »

Ooh, it's nice to see this actually implemented.  I've been meaning to do this with our double jogger for awhile now.  I just didn't want to waste the time if it wasn't going to work, or if it was going to suffocate the kidlets.  Grin

Rain covers are near impossible to find (or ridiculously expensive) for odd sized strollers.

You did a great job!
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007 04:42:58 PM »

Didn't update this thread since I went on my journey.  The stroller cover worked AWESOMELY!!!  Smiley  I plan on adding little straps on the top of the stroller rain cover so I can roll up the sides and front when we're indoors or it's not raining anymore.

the thickness of the vinyl worked well to keep from blowing up and getting the kids wet.  I made it generously so that it was not tight against them but actually kind of on a curve out - hard to explain what I did, but I cut the 2 side panels to make a semi circle once I attached the front panel to it.  Clear as mud, eh?  Smiley

The snaps on top did their job effectively - every once in a while a big gust would kind of go under the rain cover, but because of the snaps, I didn't have to worry about it flying away.

It really wasn't that hard to do - I already had the sun canopy on the stroller, so I just made the pattern to fit on that.  Smiley

Get yourself some clothespins (to use to hold teh fabric on the stroller), a goodly piece or 2 of fabric and create your pattern pieces.  I used the same pattern piece for the sides - only made sure to reverse it, lol, esp since there are wheel cutouts and the back is straight up and down, whereas the front part of the side panel is cut on an angle - shorter at top, wider at bottom to make a nice semi circle like shape on the bottom when it's all assembled.

I sewed the whole thing together using just a teflon foot and 100% polyester thread (that's what was in the machine at that moment, lol).

I also had lots of help from my 22 month old who kept on pulling the vinyl the whole time I was sewing it - also removing the clothespins I had holding the whole thing together (I didn't want pin marks in there compromising the integrity of the rain cover beyond what the sewing machine was going to do).

hth on you making your own.  It really wasn't that hard to do, really.  I laid the vinyl out on the floor because the pattern pieces ended up being quite large and used a pink sharpie to mark the lines for me to cut.  I gave myself a generous seam allowance when actually cutting out the pieces because I knew I'd be overlapping the plastic pieces instead of actually making proper seams - does that make sense?

Now in about 4 years when I'm done with the triple stroller and hopefully the rain cover will still be in decent shape, I will sell that with the stroller on eBay as a bonus accessory.  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2007 11:33:28 AM »

wow thats excellent. Do those stroller seats fit a bike too?  They look just like the ones that fit on bicycles here.
How do you manage getting in and out of shops with such a huge push chair?
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2007 10:31:39 PM »

wow that is amazing
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