Recover your stroller Part 2- the Canopy
March 30, 2012
I would have thought recovering my canopy would be MUCH easier than the seat (see Recover your Stroller, Part 1) but WRONG. This sucker put up a fight and it was all about the plastic rods that give it shape. It was worth it to have it match the seat, plus it was faded but it was not fun.
First, take off your canopy. Mine involved 2 screws (one on each side) to hold the metal rods in place (one rod at the front and one at the back). Once the screws are out the rods pop out and the canopy slides off.
Next, I removed the bias tape from under the front puffy tube (pretty sure that is not a technical term) and released the puffy tube (the front metal rod slides into this puffy tube), indicated in red. Set the tube aside.
Below you can see the plastic rods. You want to stay out of their way. Which is why I, again, opted to hand stitch new panels over the polka dots.
Here is the pattern piece I traced of the polka dot panel. I then added a 1 in. seam allowance all the way around and pinned it in place and hand sewed it.
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