Apparently, since I now have the ability to do so, nothing is good enough without my customizing it. Our little guy’s stroller is the limited edition Bugaboo Chameleon Ocean, yet I immediately wanted to make it unique. And what’s better than discovering that the Echino fabric you have in your stash matches perfectly, and is fit for a boy?!? There’s a million ways to approach this sewing project, but I decided to just cover the existing canopy so I wouldn’t have to line it or make the interior slip pockets for the plastic structure pieces.
Here are the basic steps for how to make the canopy cover.
Step one: trace the two canopy panels onto the fabric of your choice leaving ample (minimum of 1 inch) allowance for errors and cut them out.
Step two: pin the two pieces wrong sides together, set on top of taut canopy, then re-pin the major seam till perfect.
Step three: sew the major seam , iron the seam open, and set right side out on top of canopy.
Step four: turn under the extra fabric along the raw edges, pull taut, and pin to the canopy edging.
Step five: sew all the way around the exterior, making sure to only sew through the edging.
It sounds like a quick sew, but of course it took me quite awhile. I love the final look even though it’s not perfect. I can’t wait to take him out for a stroll!