Introduction: How to Make a Winter BuggyBag
I will show you how to make a pattern for your buggy. OK, you could also buy the bag, but if you have a little time, you could make it yourself.
This bag I made for my buggy and I just want to show you how it is make so you won’t make the same mistakes, or maybe you will get some new idea for your buggy.
I use what I found in my fabric stash, cotton, velvet, padding.
Because the winter is out there it is perfect time to start sewing this project, it is not so difficult and if you have a basic sewing skill, you could do it.
First you need a buggy and then you need to decide the basic shape of the BuggyBag.
Step 1: Define the Basic Shape
Look closer too the points where you will attach the BuggyBag.
Define the basic shape of the BuggyBag (the seating part), and measure the buggy (seating part and the back part). This will be your basic shape. Add also the bottom leg part).
Step 2: Cut the Basic Shape
Cut the basic shape BuggyBag and don’t forged to put 1 cm more for seam.
Step 3: Define the Side BuggyBag Shape
Define the side BuggyBag shape….my is long rectangle 12 cm high. Measure the length of the BuggyBag (both the side and the feet part);
Cut 30 cm longer rectangle as you measure. Cat also the padding and sew it on the fabric with long seam.
You could sew the Sandwich (inner worm fabric + padding + outer fabric).
Step 4: Pin the Fabric
Pin and sew the rectangle fabric to the base shape. Start in the center (shoes position), and go to the knees and stop there.
Now bend the rectangle fabric in to the upper leg position and make a seam there. Cut the excess fabric and sew the rectangle to the end of leg position.
TIP: During sewing repeatedly check BuggyBag installed on to the buggy.
Step 5: Define the Top Shape of BuggyBag
Now define the top shape of BuggyBag. You could make this part with the zipper if you like. I cut almost the same shape as a basic BuggyBag. It was ok, but later when I put the child with winter cloths in the buggy it was too small, so I put one more Triangle.
So my suggestion is: make the waist bigger then you measure it, and put some rope or some elastic in it. It is handy, because child could put there hands in to the buggy too.
Small tip: When you will making this top part. Make it little bigger at first and make zipper or buttons or whatever closure you will use and then cut the shape you need.
Step 6: Sewing Details of the BuggyBag
Inside of the BuggyBag . You could see the triangle shape of the pattern that I put it later, because I was going on one walk with half finished BuggyBag and seen, that on to the top is not wide enough.
Good tip is: try it before it is completely finished, and don’t be afraid of changes that you didn’t predict.
Step 7: Hole
Hole in the middle of BuggyBag.
Step 8: Half Open BuggyBag
You could use zipper too, for the opening.
Step 9: Side View
The BuggyBag is not very big bag. You could see the side attachment.
Step 10: Back View
The walk with half finished BuggyBag was good also for the position warm pockets on the top side of the BuggyBag. They are made from leftovers blanket material.
Step 11: Closed BuggyBag
Not so impossible to make, is it? Just go with the flow and enjoy in pattern making, sewing and especially walking on long walks, and have fun.
for more information, you could contact me on my blog: bludor
PS: I have there more tutorials and sewing patterns to. One of them is: Ikea ANTILOP Highchair Cushion with pattern and photo instructions.
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