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Five minute jogging stroller rain shield

I’m really hoping Friday marked the beginning of a nice, rainy fall. I love rain, but hate driving to pick Finn up from school. The car line is almost impossible to deal with, so I always park nearby and walk up. With the time it takes to get Beckett in and out of the car at home and at the school, finding a place to park and then fighting the traffic to get in and out, I’m almost positive walking is quicker. It’s certainly more pleasant. So, I decided to make a rain cover for the stroller. I don’t mind a little rain, but Beckett hates it. Weirdo.

I went the incredibly quick, made with stuff on hand route. I may upgrade it in the future, but for now I’m sure it will do. First, I took some clear vinyl material that has been sitting in my stash for years now and draped it over the stroller where I wanted it and trimmed of the excess length. Then I measured the sides from the edge of the vinyl to the frame of the stroller (14 inches for each side in my case). That part I planned to do in some sort of breathable fabric.

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To attach it to the frame, I planned to use elastic around the edge. That idea came one day last week when I thought I might have to walk in the rain and discovered that a fitted crib sheet almost fit perfectly in place over the stroller. I have some thrifted sheets, so I found a fitted twin and cut the 14 inches off ends with the elastic. I used the serger to attach the cut sides of the sheet to the long sides of the vinyl. (Note to self: vinyl goes on TOP near the foot, not on bottom.) Once I figured out proper material placement, constructing it took maybe three minutes.

It’s still not snuggly fitted, but with a couple of binder clips to tighten the top edge it would have worked for Friday if I hadn’t chickened out due to the possibility of thunderstorms. Rain I can handle, but dodging lightening is a bit much. I will probably add a few darts or snaps to snug it up some if I think it will be used a lot.

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Five minute jogging stroller rain shield was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage