I'm not sure how many of these strollers we've been through. I do have five girls, you know. Clothing gets passed down better than these, made from cheap polyester night gown-like material that is as thin as possibly feasible and rips the first time your child sits down in it, and who are they kidding if they think a child is just going to use it for their doll/stuffed animal/[insert favorite toy]? Every time one ripped I would think, "I ought to make a new cover," but then it would get stuffed to the back of the closet until I cleaned it out and away it would go the way with the rest of the broken toys. This is the first time I actually followed through and made a new cover. I did have to stick with some pink, although I briefly thought of painting the frame....a bit too far, said the very small sensible portion of my brain. I just cut the old one apart to trace two new pieces out of some really heavy duty upholstery [almost like canvas] fabric I had a remnant of, and sewed bias around the entire perimeter [adding new grosgrain ribbons for the straps]. I decided that next time I should use a wider bias tape, but so far it has held up Azure pushing Clover around and the attempt at the previous reversed scenario.
I wonder if manufacturers are taking note of this repurposing and refashioning movement? Dresses from sheets, decor from packaging, toys from old clothes. What do you think? I feel like it's going on on a grand scale, but perhaps my vision is narrowed to the blogs I choose to peruse. I don't know. Either way, I hope we are making a difference: demanding quality, reducing waste, and becoming a more resourceful people.