It didn't take long until the original flimsy seat for the doll's pushchair had been broken. Someone I know very well beat me to repairing it and did it "bloke style"...... silver tape and staples!
Taking the original seat apart to use as a pattern would have been super easy, so I decided to make a new cover rather than try to mend the old one; after all it was now full of staples and sticky icky tape...
However, when doing a google search, I came across a brilliant tutorial by Jaime at Pretty Prudent (click for the link). It even has standard measurements for the seat; perfect if you don't have the pushchair, but are making it as a surprise for someone else!
For the new cover, I wanted something childish, but not too pink and girlie...
|Please ignore the measurements in the picture...|
This blue sweet fabric from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory series (Roald Dahl) was perfect. For the back, I used a pink fabric with red tiny dots from IKEA. To round it off, I used pre-made red bias binding.
When making the seat, I made one change; instead of solid loops at the top, I used a pretty elastic.
Here are some further pictures of the new seat.
ETA: Is it just me, or isn't the dolly looking a bit scary???