The doesn’thavetobepretty shopping cart coverApril 28, 2012
Now that our hosenpuper is big (and balanced) enough to glide through the supermarket in a cart I decided that a germ covering barrier was needed.
The criteria: it had to fit most carts, be compact enough to stuff into my handbag & easily creatable in under an hour – unfortunately nap time is short in our house
A search with Mr. Internet turned up a gorgeous (yet somewhat complicated) pattern & tut’ from lil blue boo and an insanely easy no-sew (yet too huge for a handbag) version from Rookie Moms. During a head-clearing hot shower (where most of my brainstorms occur) I decided to take the best bits from each idea & combine ‘em into an easy-to-create-in-under-an-hour-small-enough-to-fit-into-a-handbag cover:
turn right side out, sew the open corner closed & doodle stitch all over for a quilted effect
create an elastic casing: either simply fold over the edge of your fabric or follow what my bizarre subconscious instructed me to do & stitch a long length of fabric all around the edge…need more sleep…
*for some extra fanciness you can easily stitch a pocket or toy leash to the front of the cover…