These have been very popular of late and are actually a reasonably simple project, as long as you’re brave enough to attempt a button hole (or 9). This is a universal template but you can adapt it to your own needs. Finished product can be machine washed on a wool cycle. For greater stain protection you can also scotch guard the final product.
What you need:
- 2 fabrics, 0.5m of each
- Batting (polyester or wool)
- 2m bias binding in a coordinating colour
- Sewing machine
- Seam ripper (quick unpick)
- Dressmakers chalk
- Butchers paper (or baking/grease proof paper)
What to do:
First we need to make our template. Our universal template below has the following measurements:
If this fits your pram then you can skip the next step. If the measurements are a little bit off, add your particular measurements to our design, working from the seat seam and middle seam lines.
Cut out your template in each of your fabrics and in your batting.
Layer the three pieces stating with one fabric face down, batting and then one fabric face up.
Pin layers together.
Use dressmakers chalk or pen and ruler to mark out the placement of your quilt margins, these are the straight lines that hold your layers together and your buttonholes.
Pin along quilt margins.
Sew your quilt margins through all three layers.
Using the buttonhole settings on your sewing machine, adjust the button size to fit your lines and sew all button holes. (You can practice on your scraps first until you feel confident about them).
Using a seam ripper open all button holes being careful not to cut short sides.
Clip corners so they are rounded like this:
Pin bias binding around edges like this:
Fold bias binding over to under side of pram liner.
You can hand sew this side – my grandmother who is an exemplary quilter says this is the best way. Or you can machine sew it.
Scotch guard if desired. Now all that’s left to do is to decide which side will go face up before you pop it in your pram!
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