Do you know the story about my buggy and how I made a super comfy and warm Buggy Bag for it? Great isn’t it? This is another story about buggies and no I’m not obsessed with them, just they stole mine in front of our apartment in fourth floor (and we even don’t have an elevator). So because I have one more kid in my life I needed a new buggy. I want to have something totally the same, because I like it, but they are totally soled out, so the best closest thing is my friend buggy. It is light (the most important think for me), and it could be closed like an umbrella. I like the simplicity of it. But I also have an experience how I want to use my buggy so; I need to do something for myself.
In this year I like to recycle as much as I can, I decided to make a new, jep totally new buggy. OK, not totally, I just did sew a new everything that is not from plastic and steel. One of my reasons for this is totally selfish, yes, I could admit that. I like to make thinks like this project is. At first when my anger is starting to chill, I even want to make a buggy from scratch (the main reason why I didn’t do that is the fact that it will be to expensive). The second reason is more practical. The buggy didn’t have a 5 point harness and I did like this in my first one and because my girl have just 7 months I didn’t feel so comfortable without it. Of course I could just change that, but this is not so fun. Maybe because I’m industrial designer and I missed projects that are not just pure simple sewing. I did know I will also need to make a Buggy Bag, so why not make everything?
All the reasons for it:
- somebody stole my older buggy
- I’m industrial designer and I can’t help myself
- I like the 5 point harness
- and I am also very lazy person and if I have a buggy to push I don’t like to have also a purse for all small stupid thinks that you need to have them if you go out with your kid, so I like to have a lot of storage (this part of story…next time)
- For the winter months I like the idea of having “integrated comfy and warm leg warmer”….all this reasons was totally enough for me to decided for this super fun project.
First step is to close look for what you already have, so you could make a few decisions. My friends buggy was made simple and I almost just copy the existed “fabric stuff”, with a little changes. I didn’t like the sides of the buggy, because my kid is small and she is so curious and she just needs to put her hands on the sides and I could not explain her that I don’t like that. My first change is to close the sides and this part is not so tight made, because this is also a part that is movable (if I want to close the buggy). I did place scraps of fabric there with a few pins and then I try to close the buggy just that I could check if this function is possible even if I put the fabric on the place like that. Then I screw off the fabric part of the buggy and I did take out the plastic bars, because I did plan to recycle them.
Then cut out one pair of yeans pants, so I did get my fabric to work with. I place the fabric buggy on top off it and I cut one part for the inside and one part for the outside buggy, because the denim was a little stretchy I decided to use one more fabric inside with a stuffing on it, because I want to have a comfy buggy. Then all the others is almost just copying but copying with your improvements (the sides, pockets on the back, and different harness).
So next time my “buggy story” could be how did I make a “big back buggy purse” or how to make a “buggy sun shadow”? Don’t know, but the most important I could go out with my little one and enjoy in a long walk in our city. Nice.
PS. I also did make a few mistakes. I didn’t plan too place a harness straps so high, but because they are made from denim with a stuffing inside they are soft and they are ok.
About the Purple Ships part next time, I did have a plan to make a sun shadow with it, but don’t know if I will.