View Full Version : Stroller Footmuff

10-15-2010, 11:09 AM
After my little one's blanket blew away during my morning run I realized that even though it's not too cold quite yet, we might need a footmuff for the stroller. Any ideas for a pattern I can make with a nice light fabric?

Thanks in advance :)

10-15-2010, 11:26 AM
Strollers come in soooooo many different sizes and styles.
My suggestion is to make one right on your stroller using newspaper and tape and use that for your pattern. Dont forget that you will need to secure it (your cloth one) when you are creating a paper one, and include all necessary flaps.
It will be so handy. My stroller (16 years ago) came with one and I used it a lot.

10-22-2010, 04:07 PM
I had to google stroller footmuffs to see what they were. My children are now adults. In my day we had the big coach style carriages and also (quilted) soft side carriages that folded, I would take out the cariage bed part and collapse the frame then put the frame in the trunk of the car., The carriage part was wedged between the front and back seats and babies wore a carriage harness that attached to the carriage. We didn't have to use child seats and were allowed to hold children on our laps if we were passengers. The carriages all had (fold-down) hoods and we had wind breakers that fit over the bed of the carriage and partially up the front of the hood. Even in the middle of winter I just used 2 heavy sweaters and covered them with wool blankets. I remember taking my 3 month daughter out dressed as above in 7 degree weather and she was toasty warm. The only advantage I can see with modern day strollers is they can be taken on subways or buses. I do think I've seen windbreakers on some carriages. This is good when it is raining lightly or snowing. In addition to the footmuff, you might want to see if you can get a windbreaker to fit your carriage.

10-23-2010, 09:11 PM
When ds#1 came along, I had the same problem. I came up with a tie in stroller blanket that did the trick and ties into any stroller. I'm trying to figure out the best way to describe it. Basically, the bottom was like a sleeping bag, that went as far as the five point harness would allow on the underside, and the front was much longer with ties near the top and bottom along seams to tie onto the frame of the stroller. You could make it so that you can pull the straps through holes in the back, but I found that too much bulk made it impossible to fold my stroller up. I made them with flannel inner and fleece outer. What was great about the sleeping bag bottom, was that I could add as many blankets inside as I wanted and not lose them.

I made them for a while as gifts and to sell, but while the recipients loved them, people didn't want to pay for the amount of material and labor involved.

hth :)

10-25-2010, 09:35 AM
Thanks for all the help :thumbup:

I thought of adding ribbon to tie the blanket to the stroller but I was worried that if the wind caught it right it would be like jogging with a parachute!

I like the idea of making it like a sleeping bag - that makes it kind of easy...

Time to get out the sewing machine....