Upholstery Before Breakfast – Recovering the PushchairSaturday, October 04, 2008
I happened across this gem at a church fair a few weeks ago. It looks like it has seen some love in its time and possibly a few children trying to sit in it. The covering was falling apart with unraveling stitches and some rips. Little e, my daughter, was stoked with it, so I set out to make it better. Of course, I was being optimistic thinking I could get it done while everyone went out to get the weekend paper.
I think the original cover was put in place before the pushchair was glued together. I went with snap fasteners as I didn't fancy un-gluing the chair.
The new covering is a small strip of decorating weight fabric. The dimensions were based on the actual pushchair, in this case 23” x 7”. The edges are simply turned under and stitched. There are four snap fasteners to each end to attach the new cover to the pushchair.
The pushchair lives on to see a lot more use. All up it took less than a hour, so getting it done before breakfast wasn't too far wrong.