Stroller Straps Tutorial

A few months ago, my mom found a sit ‘n stand stroller for us at a yard sale for $20. Awesome! Never having a sit ‘n stand stroller before, I realized this particular stroller didn’t have a caddy at the push handle for me to put drinks or keys. So I figured this solution… stroller straps. I made a handful of velcro stroller straps so I can attach water bottles and even the diaper bag or my purse to the stroller. I hope you will upload photos of your stroller straps to the Simply Modern Mom Flickr group.


  • fabric scraps
  • 3/4-inch wide velcro
  • matching thread
  • permanent fabric puffy paint

1. Measure your stroller handles. Mine was 3 inches in circumference. Whatever the circumference is, add 4 inches to it. And the width is 2 inches. Cut out 2 fabric strips for each strap. My strap sizes were 7 x 2 inches that included the seam allowance. The velcro pieces were 2 1/2 inches.

2. Match two fabric pieces right sides together. Sew 3 of the sides with 1/4-inch seams.

3. Flip it right side out with a dowel or the end of a mixing spoon. Iron the seams flat.

4. On the open end, iron the seam inside. Then sew it shut.

5. Sew the velcro on the strip. Center it from the sides and about 1/4 inch from the short end of the strap. Top stitch it in place. One on each end of the strap and one on each side.

6. Shake up the puffy paint and on one side of the strap, draw horizontal lines or whatever designs you want on the fabric and not the velcro. This will prevent the straps from slipping on the stroller handle. And done!

» Tell me… Which stroller do you use? Does it have nice features? Could you use these stroller straps on your stroller?

9 Responses to “Stroller Straps Tutorial”

  • Megan

    That’s the best stroller for multiple kids – even as they get older. I came up with my own solutions when I had one, but I love these. Especially the puffy paint to stop the slipping. Good tutorial.

  • Ali

    I have this same stroller, and really could have used your idea when it was in “full force” use a couple of years ago! A great idea for an awesome deal!

  • Bets

    I made these a while ago to hold my diaper bag which did not come with stroller straps. Mine were made with recycled denim, but yours are so much nicer!! And great idea to add the puffy paint.

  • Daniele

    So happy to have found this website. It’s excellent! These straps are a great idea. I too have this stroller, mine has a tray but things don’t stay in place when you’re really moving. Keep the great crafty things coming!


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