Thursday, August 5, 2010
So I have a beautiful stroller that I re-covered and I'm very happy with it but it's kind of big. Sometimes you just want the easy little umbrella stroller so I've been using this.
One day I realized that I push around this beautiful large stroller and an awful Umbrella so it's time to do something about it. Let's be honest, this stroller obviously isn't finished. As much as I love the classy black circles with the multi-coloured animals I do have plans to make them match. The problem being that the sunshade is held on with rivets. I looked up instruction on how to remove them, it involved a drill so I waited until Brad was ready to help me. We got all set up, put in a bit and started to drill. The rivet looks exactly like it did when we started and now we have a broken drill bit. Time to come up with plan b.
This stroller cover was just like all of the others. Take it apart, use the original as a pattern, put it all back together. The only snag being I took my sewing machine in for some maintenance so the putting back together waited about a week. I made sure to pin things how they should go so I wouldn't forget and it was a pretty smooth project only involving a small amount of unpicking.
My favorite part is the bright blue on the back. The original fabric was kind of heavy duty but I wanted to use what I had on hand so I bought some cheap broadcloth and doubled up my fabric, black on the front and blue on the back. I'll do the same on the sunshade and it will show a bit more. You can see it best down by the seat of the cover.
Now I just need to get that sunshade taken care of, any suggestions on how to remove rivets?