Baby / Toddler Pushchair Footmuff Cosytoes

Added Apr 26, 2013

by judabra

Guildford, Unite...

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Fully lined with faux fur fabric, this is a pushchair footmuff I made for my son who is nearly two. He’s very tall so he grew out the standard footmuff I had very quickly, and winters in the UK are chilly! I wasn’t driving at that time so did loads of walking, and needed a solution to keep him warm.

The footmuff has two zips around the edges, two pieces of string that attach to the pushchair frame, two elastic hoops at the bottom so that the futtmuff doesn’t get caught by the wheels and two flaps with velcro to secure it at the top.

I used an old Graco footmuff as a guide and had to adapt it for the MacLaren Quest pushchair. It had to be longer too! The tricky part was getting the edges done, as there were two layers of thick material and a zip – the sewing machine was choking, poor thing.

Material Notes

Blue readily padded material (normally used for lining winter coats)
Faux sheepskin for lining
Two zips
some elastic band, velcro
stripy cotton for the fish applique
two buttons for the fish eyes

Difficulty

Intermediate

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    Oct 16, 2013, 11.35 AMby mclark

    This looks incredible – and just what I am looking for! My nearly 2 year old is on the taller side too, and I wanted to make a footmuff for the winter. Did you follow a tutorial or pattern other than using the old Graco footmuff as a guide? I don’t have a footmuff to hand, so I am ‘flying blind’ so-to-speak. Any help would be much appreciated!

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      Jan 3, 2014, 01.33 PMby judabra

      Sorry for a late reply. I haven’t kept the paper pattern I’m afraid. Basically just use the original liner that comes with your pushchair as a guide, and mark all the slits that you will need to make for the straps. A good thing would be to cut out a draft version out of some cheap fabric or an old bed sheet and try and see how snug it would go onto your pushchair. Make changes to the pattern accordingly. Sorry I can’t be more help!

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    Oct 14, 2013, 12.02 PMby nerjababe

    Is there a pattern for this?

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      Jan 3, 2014, 01.30 PMby judabra

      Hi, I don’t have a pattern for this, I just made it up. Sorry about that!

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    Apr 26, 2013, 08.18 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!!’ this is fabulous, the fish is quirky and unique and yours is so much nicer than whats on the market x

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      Apr 26, 2013, 08.35 PMby judabra

      Thanks Mary,
      There were a few options on the market, but they didn’t fit – too short!

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