The Easy Way to sew a shopping cart handle cover

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baby in a shopping cart with his hands on a fabric handle cover to keep them clean

How to sew a shopping cart handle wrap in 15 minutes or less

Taking your little ones to the grocery store can be an adventure, but it often comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to keeping their hands clean and germ-free. With about 15 minutes, some fabric scraps and Velcro® you can sew your own shopping cart handle covers.

baby in a shopping cart with a fabric handle cover to keep his hands clean

These handle wraps – or shopping trolley handle covers depending on where you live – are great for baby shower gifts or new baby gifts. These are also easy and useful items to sew and sell. Just put them in a purse or diaper bag and attach them to the shopping cart handle as needed.

In this video tutorial I used fabric from the Thomas & Friends™ Full Steam Ahead 10″ stacker from Riley Blake Designs and pieced the prints together to make handle covers kids will love. I used a solid fabric for the back since that won’t show. This project is a great way to use up fabric scraps you have in your home.


00:00 Introduction
00:48 How to use 10″ precut fabrics
01:18 Supplies
02:39 Cut your fabrics
04:04 Using directional fabric

04:30 Sew front and back together
05:28 Tips for clipping corners
06:02 Add hook & loop tape
07:38 Washing tips for shopping cart handle cover

I usually make a few so they can be thrown in the wash after each use and still have backups ready for the store. Let me know in the comments who you will make these shopping cart handle covers for! Make sure the hook & loop tape is closed when washing so it doesn’t stick to other things in the wash and mess up the material.

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🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

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