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Topic: Raining and no car? Well one makes a rain cover for the stroller!  (Read 2645 times)
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happyfrog
« on: November 14, 2007 07:28:18 AM »

Took me about 2 hours (with help, lol, from my 2 young children who just LOVE to help me) to make this rain cover for my stroller.

I HATE having my car in the shop!!!

So since I HAVE to do my errands today - library, post office, grocery store, and bank, AND it's raining, BLECH!  I decided I had to make a rain cover so the kids could stay dry.

So here is the results of my efforts.  It's not perfect but it appears like it'll work well.  I attached snaps to the fabric canopy 'sun shade' so that when the wind blows, the rain cover will not blow away.  I had the vinyl in house (I buy weird materials and just keep them around, lol)  I used an old piece of fabric for a pattern template (using clothespins to hold it on the stroller while I was cutting it up - the fabric that is, lol).  Then used the fabric pattern on the vinyl.  The theory and application worked!  Smiley

Here it is:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a212/happyfroggy/StitchingProjects/IMG_1848_1.jpg

and a close up of my bad stitching (my 22 month old INSISTED on pulling on the vinyl the whole time I was sewing, sigh) with some of the snaps attached to the sun shade to hopefully prevent wind gusts from taking off with my rain cover. . . .
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a212/happyfroggy/StitchingProjects/IMG_1849_2.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 07:32:50 AM »

Very impressive!
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 07:35:04 AM »

That's awesome! With the vinyl though, is it well ventilated? BTW, that's the craziest stroller I have ever seen! How cool!
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007 07:37:52 AM »

thanks, guys!

in answer to your questions - it's a runabout stroller.  it's actually a triple.  I have the front seat off right now as I'm only transporting 2 kids today.  Smiley  (bought it off eBay)

for ventilation, there's TONS of air flow under the rain canopy so I'm not worried.  Smiley

Well, I've almost got my parcels addressed (which is why I'm still online, lol) and then I'm off once I figure out where the kids shoes are hiding. . .

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007 08:00:13 AM »

thats bloody brilliant! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007 08:19:22 AM »

thats a really great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007 10:24:51 AM »

VERY cool stroller cover!  (neat-O stroller, too!)  My only question was about the ventilation, too, but it does seem to provide plenty.  I like how it's see-through and you can see what the kiddos are up to, also.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007 11:44:52 AM »

You guys are just so sweet to me!

I just found the runabout stroller website.  I think MY stroller rain cover is nicer than their 'premium' one!!  I used heavy weight vinyl so it is comparable I believe to their premium one

Plastic Weather Shield (fits over canopy)
        Premium $90

Here's a pic of 'their' rain cover


You guys decide.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007 11:47:30 AM »

just realized - in the 'real' runabout pic, there's no basket in the front part of stroller.  that's because I custom made one for my stroller when I first got it, lol.  I didn't have enough storage space in the little box thingy in teh back of the stroller, so I made another storage area that holds my diapers, etc.  Smiley

Guess I AM getting crafty.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007 02:33:04 PM »

I think it's funny that you basically duplicated the retail rain cover without seeing it!
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