Sunday, 21 August 2011

Tutorial - cosytoe, footmuff, bunting bag, pushchair bag

BREAKING NEWS: The updated tutorial and pattern is now available in my UKQU shop.

To see my article on the launch of the updated pattern - please click here.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

These were GREAT instructions. I made mine in an afternoon and am looking forward to using it as we live overseas and walk everywhere.

BossyOz said...

Thank you. Glad you liked the tutorial!!!

Daisie said...

I am going to try and make this next weekend. I'm beyond excited. I had been trying to find a footmuff for this very stroller and they are only available in the UK. Thank you so much!

BossyOz said...

Just take your time measuring before you start out. It is not very difficult, only straight seams. I can't believe how much they charge in-store for these!
Good luck!
Do link back to the post if you blog your work.

Daisie said...

I won't be blogging about it but I did pin this onto pinterest! I'm doing all the measuring now so I can head to the fabric store. This is just great! If I put it on facebook, I will for sure show the link. I always like to give credit to the genius!

BossyOz said...

In case you can't read the full tutorial (i.e. the "Read More" link doesn't work), then the link to the full version is at: http://www.bossyoz.com/2011/08/tutorial-cosytoe-footmuff-bunting-bag.html#more

Pootle said...

This is great. Im going to give it a go but wondered could you tell me what weight of wadding you used for the padding. Thanks

BossyOz said...

Pootle,
I used a duvet from IKEA instead of wadding, the cheapest one they had, 4 tog rating. Warm and cosy enough!
Good luck!
PS. Like your blog!

helen said...

Hi im about to print these instructions and make one over the weekend! I have a tall toddler and was not willing to pay £50 or more so excited!!

BossyOz said...

Helen,
Agree, the price in the shops are a real rip-off!! The bag is really simple to make once you have done all the measurements. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm confused as there's no mention of the outer layer?? Any tips?

Anonymous said...

Oh dear just read it properly! Sorry I see now

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm still not getting the two sacks part. Any chance you could add a diagram for that stage because the one shown is not clear about where you pin and sew

Anonymous said...

i made one of these for my phil n ted smart pram as i couldnt buy one for it and the fabric i used is same fabric used on the seats in our t4 camper van.all co-ordinated lol!its amazing how many people ask where i got it from and when i tell them i made it.they are shocked.i do sewing all time.thanks again for info.xx

Gillymayb said...

Hi what fabric would you recommend? I'm very interested in making one of these for my niece! They are so expensive to buy.

BossyOz said...

@Gillymayb: I have used simple cotton - both light weight / quilting and home decor versions. There is definitely more bulk with the latter. I have also used soft PVC coated fabrics, to protect a bit better if it rains. Saying that, if you have a rain cover it is easier to just use normal cotton. You could aways treat it to be water resistant (e.g. with spray from outdoor shop).

Gillymayb said...

That's great, thank you. Here in Ireland it rains a lot so the waterproof spray would definitely be needed :)

Anonymous said...

After buying a personalised pushchair set and being very disappointed I am now going to try and make this wish me luck never sewn with a machine before lol!! X

BossyOz said...

Anonymous, GOOD LUCK!!!!
Make sure you take your time measuring the pushchair, then the sewing isn't too complicated.

BossyOz said...

BTW, if you like it even easier, use sew on velcro instead of the zip! Although, be aware that opening the velcro may wake up the baby / toddler....

Anonymous said...

Could some1 upload a video in awful with instructions

Anonymous said...

excellent tutorial. Im going to make it this weekend. Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! The sleeping bag I made works great and I am so happy not to have spent $100 when I had everything I needed lying around anyway.

I posted pictures of my finished product with a few details here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sternfamilypictures/11043539765/in/set-72157632873832456/

Thanks again!

fay carter said...

Hi, this tutorial came up when I was looking for a patter to make a wheelchair cozy for my niece. I'm going to see if I can make her one this weekend, it may take a while I sew everything by hand

BossyOz said...

sternfamily : Thanks for sharing pictures of your sleeping bag; it looks fantastic!! Good idea to skip the zip to make it even more snuggly.

Fay Carter : Good luck with making a wheelchair cozy! Good thinking; the principles should be the same and it is really straight forward. Good luck with the hand sewing!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou soo much for an excellent tutorial. I searched for a sleeping bag for my pram for ages without success. Your instructions were simple and easy to follow even for a sewing novice. I have had many compliments about my pram cozy. Thanks!

BossyOz said...

Thanks for the great feedback Anonymous!

Jasmine said...

Thanks for the tutorial! We don't have the foot muffs here in Australia yet and it's just starting to get cold. Now I can make one for my bub, so thanks! Cheers, Jasmine :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great tutorial, just finished making one for my Phil and Teds, only took me 2 hours and used up some fabric i already had. :-)

Anonymous said...

made something similar for my children years ago - now onto grandchildren & just found your instruction.
bought a lovely double fleece from charity shop for £5 - think enough material for single + double buggy!!

Anonymous said...

What things are required to complete this bag? Material amount (roughly)? Zipper? Valcro? Etc...

Anissa said...

We live in snowy Minnesota and are taking my son to cold/windy Chicago in a few weeks and this will be PERFECT to have so we can still go for walks in the winter! I'm going to try and make it this weekend. I think I'm going to try and use fleece instead of cotton, although I may decide on something more water resistant for the outside, and use fleece for the lining.

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Anissa (again) said...

I don't understand why the HEIGHT of Piece D is calculated using measurements (2) and (3) - which are width measurements. What am I missing?

BossyOz said...

Anonymous, 25 October,
The image with the text "Supplies needed" states what you need. As all buggies/strollers are different, I have described how you make your own made to measure bag, hence no exact measurements.

BossyOz said...

Anissa, looking at description again (after over three years!) I am with you, that seems wrong! Measurements (5)+(6)+(9) should be the height you are looking for.
I'll dig out the original image files and adjust the instructions when things have calmed down a bit around here.
I am surprised no one else has pointed this out before.
Thank you!!!
Good luck with making the bag!!
x

Anonymous said...

What a super tutorial! Just what I was looking for — thank you :)

Ana Highley said...

I'm gonna make one for my daughters doll stroller too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, although I'm German and don't understand everything, with your tutorial I made it in one afternoon! Before I found it I never thought I can make one... Anna

Unknown said...

So glad I came across these instructions. Got a special needs child. And he has grown out of the footbags you get for toddlers. Can't wait to get started on this project :) Thank you so much!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic tutorial. I have been looking to buy one with a soft cotton lining for my son. Unfortunately this seems impossible. There is very little choice and the prices are unreasonable to say the least. Then I came accross your page. It looks so easy to make. I can't wait to start. Thank you very much.

K said...

What do you do with the seams? I'm so confused. Do you turn it in first? Or do you not see them at the end

K said...

Never mind. I claim baby brain. Sorted now.

Beverley Todd said...

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to post this tutorial, I was just looking for a liner for a buggy I use for my granddaughter when I found your post, I did make just the liner but used all your instructions for measuring etc, so thankyou very much from not so sunny Scotland!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Will your tutorial for the footmuff be back up soon? Thanks!

Alice said...

I'm also very interested in understanding whether the tutorial will come back soon - many Thanks!

NIna of BossyOz said...

Alice and Anonymous,

I am pleased to say that the tutorial and pattern will be available on 18 June as part of a Baby Feature I am involved in over at UK Quilters United (ukqu.co.uk).

Thanks for your patience.
/ Nina

BossyOz said...

I am pleased to be able to confirm that the updated pattern and tutorial is now available on www.ukqu.co.uk, direct link https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/patterns-4/footmuff-for-pushchair-pdf-downloadable-pattern-and-tutorial/
Thanks for your patience.
/ Nina of BossyOz