How to Make a Shopping Cart Cover for Babies and Toddlers

We’ve been busy looking at farm house properties to buy but I’m sticking to my guns and posting a new video tutorial each Monday…. so here is this week’s….

How to Make a Shopping Cart Cover for Babies and Toddlers
My tutorial doesn’t require you to buy any pattern and just about anyone can make one.  There are definitely a ton of other ways to make these including using cotton fabrics, batting, bias tape binding, etc.  I tried to keep it simple with the use of fleece especially for beginners because you don’t even have to sew around the cut edges (like I do in the video) because fleece doesn’t fray.  There are also different ways of adding the elastic, etc.  So, this is just one version to make the shopping cart cover.  

62 replies on “How to Make a Shopping Cart Cover for Babies and Toddlers

  • Anonymous

    Vanessa, you always wanted to help children! Well, Some how some way you are doing a great job to help keep them healthy! GREAT JOB MOMMY!

  • Andrea M

    I LOVE the new music in your tutorials. I know it might seem unusual to comment on the music, but I always turned down the other music. I LOVE the idea of the shopping cart cover. What do I need to do to get your permission to teach this class at my church? There are a LOT of young mothers with babies. I want to show your tutorial to the ladies, then I would teach the class. Are there any forms or anything that I need? Of course, you will get all the credit for the ideas, and I have referred several of my friends to your site already. I LOVE how you teach as you make beginners feel confident in their emerging skills and yet, someone who is more advanced, learns stuff too. You are amazing. Makes me want to be excited for Mondays to see what new stuff is being showcased.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial! I am a beginner and really wanted to make two of these for baby gifts. You are a great teacher and perhaps I can see one of your videos where you add the bias tape to the item! Also,your little assistant is ADORABLE!

  • migdelis

    I made this cover following your instructions and just want to say THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR SUCH A EASY AND WONDERFUL TUTORIAL.
    My son loves it and I get a lot of compliments when we go shopping!!
    Thank you again!

  • Anonymous

    This was my first visit, and you are a really neat lady, and loved the video, I don’t have young children, nor do I have any grandkids..yet! But I think I can come up with a baby or two to make these for, Thanks for the awesome next project for me !!!

  • Anonymous

    Vanessa this is also my first time to visit your site, you move at a pace that is easy to follow.
    We are doing some time overseas and I don’t have my sewing machine with me and I just love to sew, this has given me a reason to go out and buy one here!
    My 4 children are now young adults and I don’t have any grandbabies yet ~ but this is the perfect opportunity to make something ahead of time!! What a great gift they will be 🙂 I look forward to following your Monday tutorials. Keep up the great work. I am going to recommend your site to my friends. Thanks again!

  • Lauren

    Thanks for your wonderful video tutorial 🙂 I don’t have any kids but I can definitely see myself making these for friends 😀
    This is my first visit to your blog…I can’t wait to explore ^_^

  • one_plustwins

    Thanks so much for this tutorial, I found it on youtube and my girlfriend sent me the blog link 🙂 We just adopted a 3 year old from Ukraine and he mouths the carts (ewwww) so I needed this!! THANK YOU!!!

  • Donna

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. My sister is having her first child and made a special request for this grocery cart cover. I never heard of this and searched the internet and found your site. It was easy with you showing me the way. Thanks again.

  • Karen

    Great tutorial! I baby sit my granddaughter. Although my daughter recieved a grocery cart cover for her baby shower. In a short time I will need one to take my granddaughter to the store with me. I also made one for a friend who baby sits her granddaughter. Your tutorial saved me some money. Thank you.

    • Anna

      this is the BEST and EASIEST tutorial! Thank you so much! You are a wonderful teacher! I would like to add pockets on both sides of the inside of the cover for a drink and toys- should I sew those on before adding the elastic or can I wait and attach after? Thank you again!

  • Anna

    Great! I am going to try adding them afterwards so I can make sure they are in exactly the right spot. I did fabric with thick batting which was nice bc I had the material on hand but it is a little bulky for the machine- hope I dont have to hand sew the bias for the leg holes 🙂

    thank you again!!!

  • Anonymous

    I am just learning to sew. I have 3 girls 7,5,4. I have a nephew on th way and a good friend is having twin girls. I am a working Mom but love my new hobby sewing!! You make such beautiful and easy to follow patterns, projects you make me feel like I am a pro already. You are a great teacher and thank you, thank you so much for all you do!!

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  • Mary

    I found that it’s easier to turn the cover inside out, zigzag around where your openings will be, then cut the openings. that way all your layers stay together. Love your idea of making it with fleece and no batting, much quicker.

  • Anonymous

    Thankyou so much for your tutorial on trolley covers. I’m in the process of doing mine and have to keep coming back to your vidio – you are a dammed genious. Best regards Julie B

  • Anonymous

    I bought the simplicity 2109 shopping cart cover and it was not easy btw. I found your website, went and purchased some different material and followed your directions. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

  • Lidwina de Kruijff

    Dear Vanessa,
    Just trying to give the first lessons on the sewing machine to my daughter in law here in Cairns (Oz) I run out of time due to the fact I have to return to Holland. BUT THANKS for your excellent lessons for beginners. There is no better teacher than you. We enjoy your examples and your lovely son !!!!


  • Anonymous

    I made the shopping cart cover and it fit perfectly. My daughter who does not sew suggest putting some taggies for attaching small toys and then they would not get lost. It is a wonderful idea and your video made is so easy. Once again great idea. I will be making at least one more in the the near furture.

  • nancy phill

    Shopping has always been part of anyone’s life – be it the highly addictive kind, or the usual need for purchasing essentials. It is an activity that encourages everyone to indulge and heed their urges. With the many things we need and want, something that would ease the shopping activity will be a very great help.

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  • Anonymous

    Hi, I cannot get into the video to see how the cart cover is made. Do you have an online pattern I can follow. This is a great gift!!

  • Lynette @ My Craft Discovery

    I love your style of explaining things. I love how you eye ball a little bit, and just make it work. That’s how I do things too, so your tutorial is very easy to follow. My mom made me a cover from a pattern, but it didn’t have the belt loop holes. I will use your measurements and technique to add some before I use it for my wiggly 10 month old.

  • claire

    Hi, great tutorial, I just have one question, fabric is 45 x 42, what way do I lay the fabric before measuring leg holes.
    Thank you

  • Mary

    Thank you for this tutorial. I made one of these for my grandson and then my niece bought the material and asked for one for my great niece. They came out very nice. I did have one modification on the cover for Adelle, however. I sewed completely around the edge and then sewed a line for the casing leaving a two inch gap. I then turned the cover through one of the leg holes and only had a two inch seam to deal with after I ran the elastic. Easy Peasy.

  • Tracy

    Hello! I just ran across your site and I love it!!! This tutorial is great and easy to follow except I am needing to make a “twin” cart cover. Do you know the modifications that would be necessary to make one of those? Thanks so much!

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