Reversible Baby Shopping Cart/Chair Harness



This pattern was originally developed for a friend who wanted a comfy seat to strap her energetic toddler in a shopping cart seat. You should have seen the strange looks I got when I was measuring the shopping cart in the supermarket parking lot!

To modify the pattern for a chair, make the straps (Piece #3) longer. If you want to use this for both a shopping cart and a chair, you may need more Velcro on the longer straps.


Reversible Baby Shopping Cart/Chair Harness


  • 1/2 yard quilted fabric
  • 1/2 yard lining fabric
    • NOTE: I originally made this using imitation "sheep skin" fur type material for one side and a quilted fabric for the other side. This makes a well-padded seat.
  • 4 inches of 1" Velcro hook and loop tape


Pieces #1, #2, #3, (1/2 inch seam allowance is already included in the pattern, you don't need to add more.)


    1. Draw patterns as per diagram and measurements above.
    2. Cut out pieces from both fabrics. You should end up with 2 pieces of #1, 2 pieces of #3, and 4 pieces of #2.
    3. Using Piece #1, place right sides together and sew around leaving opening at A and a 4 inch opening on the long side for turning right side out. Trim seams, turn right side out, press. Turn in 1/2 inch seam allowance at 4 inch opening and sew shut. Leave A open for now.
    4. Using Piece #3, place right sides together and sew longest side, then bottom curved edges. Leave short sides unsewn and A unsewn. Trim seams, turn right side out, press.
    5. Using Piece #2 (straps), place right sides together, sew, leaving one short side open. Trim seams, turn right side out, press. You should have two of these.
    6. Place #3A inside #1 A. Turn 1/2 inch seam allowance of #1 A under and sew securely.
    7. Place unsewn short edge of Piece #2 (straps) inside unsewn short edge of Piece #3. Turn under 1/2 inch seam allowance on Piece #3 short edges and sew securely.
    8. Sew 4 inch loop section of Velcro to right side of one strap end. Sew 4 inch hook section of Velcro to wrong of other strap end. (When straps overlap, you should be able to meet Velcro together).


You are finished! Wasn't that easy?



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