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Old 16-11-2010, 06:12 PM
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just a little post about making your own prams, carseats etc. these are modern ones. ive had a few people whi have asked me how i made mine, the truth is with a lot of patience, ive bought some from ebay before, but as you'd expect there really expensive being ooak and all that.. at first i tried to just copy the ones i bought, just so i got the hang of it, and there a lot easier than you would think..

but here are some instructions on how to make some, if they are not clear, then just give me a shout and i can try and help you. its much easier sometimes to show you rather tell you, but here goes.
ive also posted this on my blog with pictures, so it might make a bit more sense once you see the pictures.

Making a dolls house pram.

WireThe wire is used in two parts in the making of the pram. It could be any size you want, depending on the style you are looking for.


For the little shelf at the bottom I used 0.5mm or 1.0mm. This is optional you donít have to have one like this, or you donít have to have that style. Some people I know have used plastic or little wire baskets, but it does help to keep the structure of the pram and keep it upright. the wire should be easy enough to bend into place. For the main part (where the actual body of the pram sits on Iíve also used 1.5mm or 2.5mm but its protected by plastic) just sculpt the wire around so that the body of the pram sits comfortable on it. It will hold its place once modelled into position. ensure that it is securley fitted to the bottom of the wire shelf at the bottom of the pram for sfatey, before modelling it into the position. i then painted the wire that is covered in plastic silver.


Body of the pram. This is just made out of cardboard. Its easy to sculpt into position; if you want it sitting up just make the top bit where the head lies, a bit more upright. If you think that the cardboard is going to break try putting two layers in and glue together with pva glue or even a glue stick. Iíve also used foam board in some of the others ive made, just to make it a bit more solid, and padded. I then covered it in any material, and did a little fleecy blanket and cover to go with it.

Hood. Again this is just made out of the same material as ive used on the body, but it doesnít have to be the same its as you want to look. Thereís two pieces of wire in there, hidden by the material. Its glued onto the main body in an archway tucked away behind the material, sometimes its hard to do this all at once so on some of the prams ive just stuck an extra little piece of material over the wire. Thereís on wire going over the front and then thereís one in the middle.

wheels. The wheels were bought from a model shop years ago, some people I know just used some from model cars etc, so itís a matter of looking around and being creative.

i will try and find a list of supliers, for the materials used in this design. as i say ive had it all for years and am not sure where they were from. model shops should have them in.
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The blog is great and I'll definitely try to have a go at this at the weekend.

Thanks for the instructions x
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thanks hun, just hope its easy to understand, but if theres a query i will be happy to help. will post instructions on the car seat soon x
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these instructions and the blog are wonderful and im sure anybody wanting to make one could follow them easy enough and if not the pics are there on your blog to help. thanks for taking the time to post this
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Whilst the pram is too modern for my era it could be useful at a later date. Thank you for sharing your instructions and photos, both the pram and car seat look lovely. Well done for working out how to make them.
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thank you just requires a lot of patience. will post instructions on how to make a perhaps less modern pram, at a furthur date depending on how this one turns out.
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I read the tutorial on your blog for making the pram and car seat.....they were fantastic ........
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I read the tutorial on your blog for making the pram and car seat.....they were fantastic ........
thank you glad they make sense i was worried they wouldnt make sense, its easier to show you rather than write instructions.. got a few more ideas im going to share, including how to make a less modern pram and buggy, and a little paddling pool for the babies etc..some miniature clothes, of most eras etc. x
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Hi,
Could you tell me how to find your blog for the instructions please? Can't wait to see how you do it!!
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