Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shopping Cart Covers

So a while back I decided I wanted to try making one of those fancy reversible shopping cart covers I'd seen in the stores.
Any excuse to shop for artsy crafty supplies!
I went out and got a pattern and grabbed a bunch of different fabrics, thread and other sewing notions and went home to figure it all out. After about 6 to 8 hours of work (not constant of course, way too many distractions going on at my house for a stretch of project work that long!) I completed Zoe's reversible shopping cart cover. It includes a seatbelt, toy strap and toy rings, pocket, comfey plush padding, and an attached stylish matching bag that everything folds up into for easy carrying. Yay!

We have actually put it to good use in many shopping carts and in restaurant high chairs, and the best thing is Zoe loves it; it keeps yucky germs out of her mouth (since she wants to chew on everything); and I can just toss it in the laundry if it gets dirty and it washes up beautifully.

 So, ofcourse I had to make more of them. And I'm getting a little faster at it.  :)

This turquoise and brown one was done for a friend of mine.

This funky floral design was created to be put on display in a super chic baby botique called Posh Little Pig. (Friend them on Facebook)
I participated in a "trunk shower" at Posh Little Pig not too long ago, and the store owner was kind enough to also display some of my silhouette paintings during the event.
Thanks Brina! Your store is gorgeous and the event was so much fun!

As a side note, here are a few snapshots of the shopping cart covers in progress.

 Gotta make them comfey for the little ones with some soft batting sewn inside.
 Here's what they look like before the elastic is added.


Tiffany said...

Love the new blog. Love the shopping cart covers. and LOVE LOVE LOVE that baby girl!!!

Anonymous said...

What pattern did you use?