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!
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.
Baby Shopping Cart/Chair Harness
yard quilted fabric
1/2 yard lining fabric
I originally made this using imitation "sheep skin" fur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.
inches of 1½" Velcro hook and loop tape
#1, #2, #3, (1/2 inch seam allowance is already included in
the pattern, you don't need to add more.)
Draw patterns as per diagram and measurements above.
out pieces from both fabrics. You should end up with 2 pieces
of #1, 2 pieces of #3, and 4 pieces of #2.
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.
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.
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.
#3A inside #1 A. Turn 1/2 inch seam allowance of #1 A under
and sew securely.
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.
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
are finished! Wasn't that easy?
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