Sure, you could just use any old blanket and drape it over the kid in the stroller, but any toddler's parent will tell you, just two kicks and that blanket'll be mopping up all the dust and dirt from the ground. What you need is a stroller blanket that stays off the ground and wraps around your child comfortably.
You could shell out $40-80 for a fancy one. But why pay for it when you could just make one for $2.49??
Here, I've used a cheap Ikea fleece blanket and converted it into a handy stroller blanket customizable for most strollers. You can embellish the finished blanket as you wish with a simple button design; or if you want to go fancier, try using ribbons, sequins, or other trimming. This also makes a great and easy handmade gift for parents with young children.
I hope you and/or your recipient love this stroller blanket too!
Step 1: Gather supplies
- blanket (Ikea's is 67" x 51")
- sewing machine (or hand sewing is fine)
- snap buttons, at least 10-12 small or 6-8 large
- decorative buttons (optional)
- embroidery floss (optional)
- ribbon/trim (optional)