Sewing a seat liner for your strollers has many benefits. Although many stroller seats are washable, removing them can be difficult, so you may be less inclined to wash them. A handmade seat liner is easily removed and can be washed often so that your little one has a clean place to sit every time you go for a stroll. You will always be able to pick your stroller out in a crowd and you can customise the look to suit your current tastes or changes in season.
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Things you need
- Quilt batting
- Bias tape
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
Measure your stroller seat to determine an appropriate length and width for your seat liner. Using newspaper, make a rectangular template for your stroller seat liner. If desired, you can round the corners of the template using a cup or saucer as a guide. Use the template to cut the fabrics and quilt batting.
Lay the fabric for the back of your liner on your work surface with the good side down. Place the quilt batting on top, and then the fabric for the front on top of the quilt batting with the good side facing up. Pin these layers together, making sure not to let the fabrics shift out of place. Use a ruler or measuring tape and an invisible sewing marker to draw a grid onto the top layer of fabric. The grid squares should be approximately 3 to 4 inches. Sew through all three fabrics on all grid lines. After sewing these grid lines, the seat liner is now quilted for comfort and to keep all three layers in place.
Cover the raw edges of the stroller seat liner with the bias tape and pin the bias tape in place. Sew the bias tape around the perimeter of the seat liner using the sewing machine.
Mark lines on the seat cover for strap hole placement using the stroller as a placement guide. Set your sewing machine to the button hole setting and sew large button holes on each line. Cut each button hole open so that the straps will fit through the holes. Place the finished seat liner on the stroller, and then pull the straps through the holes.